Modern Art

Born in Port Coquitlam, Canada, 1968
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

Education
1992

BA Fine Art, Emily Carr College of Art & Design

Vancouver, Canada

1991

Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art c/o NASCAD New York Summer Studio Program

New York, NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2018

The Late Follower

Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY, USA

2017

Printed Works

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2016

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Greenwich, CT, USA

2015

Selected Works

Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium

2014

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

Zürich, Switzerland

2013

Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Harlem, New York, NY, USA

2012

Bad Run

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

2011

Exhume to Consume

54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale de Venezia, Canada Pavilion, Venice, Italy

Gavin Brown’s enterprise

New York, NY, USA

2010

Geometric Healing

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2009

Uncle Jack, Mom & Steve

The Apartment, Vancouver, Canada

2008

Double Album: Steven Shearer with Daniel Guzmán

MUCA Gallery, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Double Album: Steven Shearer with Daniel Guzmán

The New Museum, New York, NY, USA

2007

The Power Plant

Toronto, Canada

Modern Art

London

Ikon Gallery

Birmingham

De Appel, Centre for Contemporary Art

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2006

Galleria Franco Noero

Turin, Italy

2005

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

Zürich, Switzerland

2004

Contemporary Art Gallery

Vancouver, Canada

Goodwater Gallery

Toronto, Canada

Art 35, ‘Art Statements’

Basel, Switzerland

2003

Galleria Franco Noero

Turin, Italy

Blum & Poe

Santa Monica, CA, USA

2002

Mars Gallery

Tokyo, Japan

2001

American Fine Arts Co.

New York, NY, USA

Pussyfootin’

Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2000

Swinging Lumpen

Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1999

American Fine Arts Co.

New York, NY, USA

Craftmonster

Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1996

S. L. Simpson Gallery

Toronto, Canada

1994

S. L. Simpson Gallery

Toronto, Canada

1992

Perel Gallery

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017

2017 Canadian Biennial

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Double Take: A re-framing, re-staging and re-presentation of appropriation in photography from the 1960s to the present day

Skarstedt, London

2016

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams – American Mythologies

Aïshti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon

Freux Follets

BBB Centre d’Art, Toulouse, France

2015

WOOSH

Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, Canada

Group Show

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Works on Paper

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2014

Live and Let Die

Modern Art, London

Somos Libres II: Works from the Mario Testino Collection

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy

1 + 1 = 1

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Trouble Boy: Archives and Collections of Markus Edelmann, Steven Shearer, Martin Stricker, Supernaught

Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland

2013

Somos Libres

MATE, Lima, Peru

Folk Devil

David Zwirner, New York, NY, USA

The Cat Show

White Columns, New York, NY, USA

The Collection as a Character

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

Altars of Madness

Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg, travelling to: Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France

Lost Boys: The Territories of Youth

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

2012

Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the present

L&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Painting Now

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

A rebours

Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

2011

No Color in Your Cheeks Unless the Wind Lashes Your Face

online: itsourplayground.com

Shore, Forest and Beyond: Art from the Audain Collection

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Sculpture Now

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2010

The Joy of Pleasure

VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin, Germany

Fresh Hell / Carte Blanche à Adam McEwen

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

It Is What It Is. Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Permanent Trouble: Contemporary Art from the Kopp Collection

Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany

Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2009

Beg Borrow and Steal

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, travelling to: Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA (2013); Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, USA (2014-15)

2009

Conflicting Tales: Subjectivity (Quadrilogy, Part 1)

Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany

Until the end of the world

AMP, Athens, Greece

All That is Solid Melts Into Air, organised by M HKA

Mechelen, Belgium

2008

Heavy Metal: Die unerklärbare Leichtigkeit eines Materials

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany

Listen darling… the world is yours

Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal

The Order of Things

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

Blasted Allegories: Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier

Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Pop! Goes the Weasel

Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

Gravity. Colección Ernesto Esposito

Museo Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Group Exhibition

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

‘Volume(s)’

Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

2007

Jubilee Exhibition

House Eva Presenhuber, Vnà, Engiadina Bassa, Switzerland

Mario Testino: At Home

Galerie Yvonne Lambert, New York, NY, USA

Sweet Bird Of Youth

Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany

The collection XX: Jubilee. Who’s got the Big Picture?

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

Out of Art, dalla collezione di Ernesto Esposito

CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

Common Threads = Fils Communs

Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, travelling to: Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada (2007-8)

Despite The Light

The Balmoral, Venice, CA, USA

Oh my God!

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

2006

Sobey Award Show

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Group Show

Modern Art, London

Sound and Vision: Photographic and Video Images

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Thank You For The Music

Sprüth Magers Lee, London

People

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy

Trial Balloons

MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Léon, Leon, Spain

Writing in Strobe

Dicksmith Gallery, London

Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

Berlin, Germany

Canada Dreaming. Zukunftsgedanken und Wunschphantasien von Kunstlern des grössten Staats Amerika

Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2005

Intertidal: Vancouver Art & Artists

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, travelling to: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2006)

Thank You For The Music

Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany

All the Pretty Corpses

The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Always Crashing In The Same Car

Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Omaggio al Quadrato

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

Gallery Side2

Tokyo, Japan

Drunk vs. Stoned 2

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY, USA

Nach Rokytnik. Die Sammlung der EVN

mumok, Vienna, Austria

Bridge Freezes Before Road

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Post New Bills

White Columns, New York, NY, USA

Recent Acquisitions

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Suburbia

Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

BAWAG Foundation

Vienna, Austria

2004

Pin Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing

Tate Modern, London

33 Person Drawing Exhibition

Galleria Roma Roma Roma, Rome, Italy

Far Away So Close

CCS Bard, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

2003

Go Johnny Go! – Die E-Gitarre – Kunst und Mythos

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, travelling to: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (2004); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2004); CCAC Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA, USA (2004)

Black Rainbow

Lucky Tackle, Oakland, CA, USA

Galleria Franco Noero

Turin, Italy

Soundtracks

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, travelling to: Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario (2003); Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (2004)

Breathing the Water

Hauser & Wirth Gallery & Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

I See a Darkness

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Adolescent Actionism

Issue Project Space, New York, NY, USA

Gallery Side2

Tokyo, Japan

Mars Gallery

Tokyo, Japan

Tracey Lawrence Gallery

Vancouver, Canada

F-Space

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2002

Rock My World: Recent Art and the Memory of Rock n’ Roll

CCAC Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA, USA

2001

Pat Hearn Gallery

New York, NY, USA

2000

Illingworth Kerr Gallery

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

1999

East International 1999

Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art, Norwich

1998

6: New Vancouver Modern

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1996

New Perspectives

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

1995

Young Contemporaries

London Regional Museum, London, Ontario, Canada

Dark Memories

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Protective Covering

University of Vermont Art Gallery, Burlington, VT, USA

Type-Cast: Ron Terada, Julie Arnold, Steven Shearer

Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada

1994

Three Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1990

Artropolis 90: Lineages & Linkages

The Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada