A Visual Arts Zealot, Steve paints and photographs with intrigue and interest. His subject matter and style delves deep, to provide us with insights into other notions and concepts of the world we live in. Steve asks “What if” often and has a goal to bring some of his world to our wold, hoping to inspire and uplift, or challenge and confront. Steve tackles the “patina of life” looking at textures and colours that can bring the works alive and imbues deeper contact with the world as we know it.
The glyph like graphic marks of many of his newer works, are usually direct strokes and thickly textural. With seemingly ambiguous meaning, the marks become carriers of a more personal symbolic content. Although a sense of landscape can be attributed to his compositions in many cases, giving the viewer an insight into the elements which make up the images. Landscapes as perhaps a more personalised approach to a series of broader environmental issues (personal and wholistic).
2008 – Web Article – http://hazeldooney.blogspot.com/2008/09/straight-through-art.html
2004 – Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training – GATE – Geelong
1997 – Practitioners Certificate NLP – Integrated Learning – Vic
1989 – Graduate Diploma of Education – Melbourne University – Hawthorn
1980 – 1983 Diploma of Art in Visual Art – Monash University Gippsland
2009 – “Regionalis” Six Artists on the Environment – Artist and Curator – red gallery – North Fitzroy
2006 – Selected to exhibit in the He Who Belongs exhibition Walker St Gallery Dandenong Vic
2006 – “Circles of Life” – Solo Exhibition – Acrylic on Canvas Intrude Contemporary Art Gallery – Malvern Vic
2005 – “Environmental Double Take” – Two person Exhibition – Acrylic on paper – Artholes Gallery – Fitzroy Vic
2005 – “Spring Clean” – Group show – Acrylic on paper – Artefact Gallery – South Melbourne Vic
1985 – “Double Take” – Two person Exhibition – Photographs – Latrobe Regional Gallery Morwell and Horsham Regional Gallery Vic
1982 – 1983 “Other than a 9/5″ – Group exhibition – mixed media – photography Switchback Gallery – Churchill Vic
Steve Gray can be contacted at email@example.com