STEVE COFFEY

CURRICULUM VITAE

Steve Coffey has been an integral part of the western Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated travelling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies. His far-flung travels have taken him to places such as London, England and he has exhibited in Poznan City, Poland. Of the art in these major centers (along with favorites Berlin and Amsterdam), he speaks of being “visually exhausted and spiritually inspired” and he recalls longing to return to the “intricate nuances and swirling beauty” of the Canadian landscape. He notes such influences as The Group Of Seven, Emily Carr and Alex Colville to name a few.
 
After finishing his formal training in 1990 (University of Regina, Master of Fine Arts.) Steve practiced as a metal sculptor for a number of years out of Edmonton but eventually he gave in to his love of drawing and representation and was seduced by the immediacy and challenges of oil paint. He began exploring the medium full time in 1995.
 
EDUCATION
 
1985-88 – B.F.A University of Calgary
1988-90 – M.F.A University of Regina
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2014 - "Paint Song", The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2013 - "Early Prairie Spring", The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2012 – “The Sky I’m Under”, The Geomatic Attic, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
2011
“Time, When”, The Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Recent Paintings”, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
“Still Big Sky”, The Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
2009
“Prairie Mountain”, The Gust Gallery, Waterton, Alberta, Canada
“New Works in Oil”, The Gallery on Main, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
2008 – “Southern Songs”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006
“Land of The In-Between”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“New Works”, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2004
“Someday”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Alberta Windows”, The Gust Gallery, Waterton, Alberta, Canada
2002 – “East of East Coulee”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2000 – “Shorelines and Turning”, The Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1996 – “A Boy And His Dog”, The Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1992 – “Can’t See For The Trees”, The Old Court House Gallery, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1990 – “New Sculpture”, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2011
“12×12”, The Front Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
“Holiday Exhibition”, The Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
“Rotating Group Exhibition”, The Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Collectors Choice”, The Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2010
“In Rouge”, The Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
“Small Works”, The Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
“Winter Open House”, The White Rock Gallery, White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
“Summer Sizzler”, The Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“BCA Artists, It’s In The Bag”, Bilton Contemporary Art, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
“A Designers Night”, Calgary Art Connection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Lat it Snow”, The Collectors Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009 – “Fine Furniture Meets Fine Art”, Bilton Contemporary Art, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
2008 – “Canadian Treasures”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2007 – “Gallery Artists”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006 – “Gallery Artists”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2005 – “An Indelible Era”, The Works Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2004 – “Gallery Artists”, The Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1994 – “Henri’s Dream”, Karuna Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1993 – “New Works With Jamie Slingerland”, Karuna Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1991 – “9 Canadian Artists”, Biblioteka, Zielona Gora, Poland
 
SELECTED PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS 
 
Red Deer College
Alberta Foundation for The Arts
University of Regina
Town of Sylvan Lake
Canadian Pacific Railway
The Lacquer Channel, Toronto, Ontario
Bennett & Jones
Steve’s work is part of many Private Collections throughout North America, Japan, and Europe.
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine (cover)
MagazinArt Magazine
Canadian Art Magazine
GalleriesWest Magazine
Western Standard Magazine
Swerve Magazine
Red Deer Advocate
Calgary Herald
Edmonton Journal
Waterton Boundary
FastForward Magazine
Beateroute Magazine
Red Deer Express
See Magazine
Calgary Sun
Edmonton Sun
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
VUE Weekly
Vox Magazine
Innisfail Province
Southern Alberta Regional
Lethbridge Herald
Art Films
“SameBoy” (30 minute film of vignettes), Bravo! Channel Canada 2007 to 2010
 
REPRESENTING STEVE’S WORK IN CANADA
 
Front Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, AB
WhiteRock Gallery, White Rock, BC
Collectors Gallery, Calgary, AB
Koyman Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
Gallery133, Toronto, ON
Geomatic Attic Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Woodlands Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Andrea Thompson Fine Art Consulting, Toronto, ON Gust Gallery, Waterton, AB
Calgary Art Connection, Calgary, AB
Gallery at Frames & More, Fort McMurray, AB
Ryan Fine Art Gallery, Port Carling, ON