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Born 1963, Cleveland, Ohio
Lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2001 Master of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art 1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art 1984 Bachelor of Science, Boston University
LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund Grant 2007 Art Matters Foundation Award
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 2012 companions, Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brasil you don't deserve me, Samsøn, Boston, MA 2009 Rapture/New Work, Samsøn, Boston, MA The VOLTA Show / VOLTA 5, Booth C3, Markthalle Street: Viadukstrasse 10 Basel, Switzerland 2008 Rapture, Hall Street Gallery Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Erin Dziedzic, Curator 2007
No Ego: New Paintings by Steve Locke, Schlosberg Alumni Gallery Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA Leonie Bradbury, Curator
mo(u)rning, Lillian Immig Gallery at Emmanuel College, Boston, MA Kathleen Bitetti, Curator 2006 Youshi Li + Steve Locke, RHYS Gallery, Boston, MA Simulacrum, Lillian Immig Gallery at Emmanuel College, Boston, MA 2005 Circumference, Mills Project Space-Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Laura Donaldson, Curator when you’re a boy…, Artists Foundation Main Gallery, Boston, MA, Kathleen Bitetti, Curator New Paintings/New Drawings, Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State College, Framingham, MA 2001 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 2000 Some Men, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston, MA 1997 Division of Labor, Recent paintings Noonan Gallery, Cambridge, MA 1996 Guys with Ties and other Portraits – New Paintings, Noonan Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Paint Things: Beyond the Stretcher, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Curated by Evan Garza and Dina Deitsch 2012 Hung Jury, 225 Friend Street, Boston, MA, Curated by Susan Metrican Shame/Less FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, Curated by AJ Liberto One more kiss then we're history, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA 2011 Anthony Greaney X Samsøn X DAN GRAHAM @Cottage Home, Cottage Home Gallery, Los Angeles, CA i am who I am. The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA 2010 Traversing Gender, The McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University Curated by Deborah Disston Man Up, Judi Rotenberg Gallery , Boston, MA, Curated by Kristen Dodge Boston Does Boston III, Proof Gallery , Boston, MA 2009 Intersexions, Cushing-Martin Gallery at Stonehill College Reaganography, No Globe, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Frank Meuschke Casual Males, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA Curated by Lynne Cooney Still Painting, RHYS MENDES Gallery Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil 2008 Gallery Peopeo Art Exhibition No. 3, Gallery Peopeo, 798 Art District, Beijing, China, Curated by Josh Yu ambivalent figuration; people, Samsøn, Boston, MA Selections ‘08, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Boston, MA 2007 Visual Dialogue, Clark University Traina Center for the Arts, Schiltkamp Gallery, Curated by Elli Crocker 2004 superSalon, Samsøn, Boston, MA, Curated by Camilo Alvarez Boston High Tea, AramonaStudio, New York City, NY, Curated by Peter Wayne Lewis The 18th Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts – Mills Gallery, Boston, MA Juror: Curated by Ralphaela Paltow, Rose Art Museum 2002 Making a Mark, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Curated by Helen Shlien 2001 Selections from the Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, Curated by James Hull Drawing the New Millennium: The Challenge of Media and Idea to the Nature of Drawing, Maine Artists Space, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME Jurors: Elizabeth French, Curator, The Drawing Center, New York and John Murchie, Independent Curator, New Brunswick His and Hers: New Drawings (with Candice Smith Corby) Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston, MA Members Show, Copley Society, Boston, MA Red, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror: Harry Cooper, Fogg Museum of Art, HUAC
Guest Lectures and Panels
"Imaging Lazarus – The Undead in Contemporary Painting” as part of “Painting in the Collapsed Field,” Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), with Craig Drennen (Moderator), David Humphreys, Katherine Smith, and Wendy White Savannah, GA on Friday, November 11, 2011
“Traversing Gender” Lecture and panel discussion, Southern New Hampshire University, Oct. 2010
“Understanding Contemporary Practice: Anything is Possible” Panel discussion, Boston, MA Oct. 2010
“Studio-Based Research as Master’s Thesis in Art Education” Presentation at National Art Education Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, with Dr. Daniel Serig and Professor Jennifer Hall, April 16, 2010
“Art Matters NOW” Lecture panel for Art Matters Foundation, New York, NY. Oct. 2009
“On Painting as Thinking ” Visiting Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Jan. 2008.
“4 Lectures on Visual Language” Studio Foundation Lectures, MA College of Art, Sept.-Oct. 2007.
“Conceptual Strategies in Painting” Visiting Artist Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, May 2007.
“Tongues and Tales” Lecture, Montserrat College of Art, Apr. 15, 2007.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Institute of Boston, Apr. 8, 2007.
“In Practice – Post-Modern Strategies” Lecture, Tufts University, Apr. 10, 2006.
“Domestic Bliss to Domestic Violence” with Leika Akiyama, Leonie Bradbury, Michela Griffo, and Andy Mowbray, Women’s Caucus for Art, National Conference, Moderator: Kathleen Bitetti, Feb. 19, 2006.
“Idea to Image and Back Again”, Lecture, College of the Holy Cross, Feb. 8 2006.
“Based Here”, Art Institute of Boston, with Shelbourne Thurber, Moderator, Bill Arning, MIT List Visual Art Center, Jan. 12, 2006
“A Conversation with Steve Locke & Laura Donaldson” Lecture/Discussion with Laura Donaldson, Director, Mills Gallery, part of the exhibition, Circumference, Oct. 6, 2005.
“Where I’m Coming From” at the conference, Educating Artists for a Multicultural World, ProArts Consortium, Boston, MA, Ted Lansdmark, Boston Architectural Center, Moderator. February 8, 9, 2001
2008 Spring Artist-in-Residence, Savannah College of Art and Design
2002 Summer Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Visiting Artist Critiques
2007 Savannah College of Art and Design Graduate Program
2002 – 2005 Massachusetts College of Art BFA Program
2005 Massachusetts College of Art MFA Program
2004 – 2005 College of the Holy Cross