"Steve Driscoll is a modern alchemist. He transforms the base materials of urethane and pigment into ecstatic visions of the Canadian wilderness.

Like his historical forefathers, the Group of Seven, Driscoll heads to the forest for inspiration. But rather than re-enacting the plein air sketching method practiced by Canada’s archetypal landscape painters, Driscoll instead mentally banks the images he sees — lakes and trees, sunsets and sunrises, moons and stars, cabins and campfires — creating a storehouse of visual memories that he brings back to his Toronto studio. There he sets about finding ways to make his unorthodox materials suggest those aspects of the wilderness experience that loom large in his mind."

– Barbara Isherwood

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Born November 4, 1980 in Oakville, ON, Canada

Lives and works in Toronto, ON

 

EDUCATION

2002 Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Size Matters, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON

2017 Just a Sliver of the Room, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON

2019 Upcoming, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

2016 And A Dark Wind Blows, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AL

2016 Just a Sliver of the Room, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 Voice of Far Off Places, Rostad Edwards, Miami, FL

2015 Actually, Everything is About the Same, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AL

2014 Smoke Show & Other Deceptions in Paint, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014 Down Stream, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL

2013 Into the Wind, Angell Gallery. Toronto, ON

2013 High Water, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AL

2013 James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL

2012 North Swallow, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 Dream World, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NL

2011 Heaven is Where You Find it, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 Dance of the Dories, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NF

2010 Old Still River Road, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010 Tembling Sentinals, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010 James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, NF

2009 From the Back Seat of a Canoe, James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, NF

2009 Where we live, Where We Love, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2009 Blackwater Woods, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008 Conversations, David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008 Conversations, James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, NF

2008 Conversations, B&K Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 Notes From The Underbrush, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006 You Must Also Look Elsewhere, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004 120 Volts and a Can of Propane, James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, NF

2003 Pipedream, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001 Not on the floor, please, Gallery 401, Toronto, ON

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Once Upon a Time, Deep in the Dark Forest, McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, ON

2015 Identity, Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Queens Park, Toronto, ON

2015 Inaugural Exhibition, Rostad Edwards Fine Art, Miami, FL

2014 SATO, 107 Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2011 Winter Interlude, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009 Triangulating New York, Toronto & Bermuda, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2008 Germ Welfare, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

2008 Summer Show, Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON2

2006 Critics Select Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ

2006 Winter Show Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005 Big Show 1139 College Street, Toronto, ON

2004 Winter Show Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004 Beyond the Firewall The Worm Factory, Toronto, ON

2002 Summer Show Moore Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002 Juggernaut Cocktail Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002 Go West Tatar Alexander Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001 Mini Me Spin Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

ART FAIRS

2016 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015 Red Dot, Miami, FL

2014 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010 Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009 Pool NY Art Fair, New York, NY

2004 Art Toronto, Toronto, ON

 

GRANTS / AWARDS

2002 Medal Winner for Drawing and Painting, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD),Toronto, ON

Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD, Toronto, ON

David L. Stevenson Scholarship, OCAD, Toronto, ON

2001 Dorothy Stevens Award, OCAD, Toronto, ON

 

ARTICLES / REVIEWS

2016

Leah Collins. “This artist flooded an art gallery to capture the wonder of the Northern Lights.” CBCarts, Oct 18, 2016

2016

Jenny Feniak. “Floating in Space.” Vue Weekly, Oct 18, 2016

2016

Lindsay Shapka. “When an art gallery turns into a lake.” The Anthrotorian, fall 2016

2016

Liane Faulder. “The Ripple Effect.” Edmonton Journal, Oct 13, 2016

2016

Whyte, Murray. “In Studio: Steve Driscoll.” Toronto Star, April 25, 2016

2016

Jager, David.”Steve Driscoll Pours it on at Angell Gallery.” Now Toronto, April 26, 2016.

2016

Gairola, Vibhu. “Here’s how an artist built a 2,000-gallon lake inside a Toronto art gallery.” Toronto Life, April 29, 2016

2016

“Steve Driscoll: Just a Sliver of the Room” Blog TO, Spring 2016

2015

“Steve Driscoll: Actually, Everything is Just About the Same.” Canadian Art Magazine, Spring, 2015

“Steve Driscoll: Just a Sliver of the Room” Blog TO, Spring 2016

2015

Krunak-Hajagos, Emese. “Angell Gallery, Toronto: Steve Driscoll’s Painted Deceptions.” Artes Magazine, March 17, 2015

2015

Krunak-Hajagos, Emese. “Steve Driscoll’s Painted Deceptions.” Huma3, February, 2015
2014

“The James Baird Gallery.” The Newfoundland Herald, July 20-26, 2014

2013

“Five Exhibitions to Check Out Over the Holidays.” Monocle/Monocolumn, Janurary 4

2012

Krishtalka, Sholem. “Twitter Critic: Three Art Exhibitions.” The Globe and Mail, December 21

“Steve Driscoll’s Urethane Innovations.” Canadian Art Junkie, December 21

2011

Chalaturnyk, Adrienne. “Insane Terrain in Urethane.” Spontaneous Combustion, January 12

Bradbury, Tara. “Catching the Waves: Steve Driscoll” The Telegram, June 10.

White, Nancy J. “Unmasking Mental Health Issues.” The Toronto Star, May 4.

2010

“Driscoll’s Shift: New Paintings Demonstrate Artist’s Ever-Changing Palette,” Good Life

Connoisseur, Fall 2010.

Debby Winters. “Artist, Patriot, Explorer: Steve Driscoll” Current Magazine, August 2010.

2008

Rockwell, Steve. “Conversations” dART International #23 pg. 12, Fall

Hayward, Karla. “A Maverick of Multi-Media” The Telegram, NL, October 10

Brodahl, Thomas. Surfstation, surfstation.com, September 28

Hatch, Robin. “Urban Planner” toronotoist.com, September 28

Baird, James. “Urban cowboy amongst the flowers” Current, NL, Oct 3

2005

White, Michele. “Beyond The Firewall” Canadian Art, www.canadianart.ca, Spring Issue

2004/2005 Art Ads dART International Winter

Rockwell, Steve. dARTICALES dART International Winter

2004 Earnshaw, Ameesha. “The Urban Cowboy” Lucky, Australia

Richardson, Mikey. “Thoughtcrimez” Shift, Japan, www.shift.jp.org

Bennett, Tara Bradbury, The Telegram, Newfoundland, May 93

2002 CBC Evening Local News, CBC Television Toronto, July 30

Hastings, Sasha. “Cocktail High” Now Magazine, July 26

“Best Bet: Juggernaut Cocktail” Eye Magazine, July 11

 

OTHER

2016

Book Publication: Just a Sliver of the Room, essay by Barbara Isherwood                                                                                                                        ©2016

2015

Book Publication: Giving Context ©2015

2012

Book Publication: Steve Driscoll INTELLIGENCE WITH THE EARTH, essays by

Gary Michael Dault, edited by Andi Argast, ©2012

2008

Book Publication: Steve Driscoll CONVERSATIONS, Edited by Laurel McMillan, ©2008

2004-2007

“Death Mountain” Ad Campaign, jointly with Sakis.

2000

Building Mural: 384 College Street, Toronto Ontario jointly with Matt Bahen

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

TD Bank

BMO

The Four Seasons

Deloitte

Humber College

Seneca College

Aura at College Park

Nordstrom, Vancouver/Toronto

Kemptville District Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital