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Education 
2016
MFA, Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph
2009
BSc, Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto
     
     
     
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions 
2019
Love S.O.S., Centre3, Hamilton, curated by Sally Frater
2018
Meirenyu, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
2017
A tender touch can bend the straightest of things, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s
2016
Of you, unfolding, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
2015
The force of what lives us outliving the mountain, VU PHOTO, Québec
2015
Under the passing stars with Nicole Kelly Westman, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax
2014
Soft Movements in the Same Direction with Benjamin Bellas, The New Gallery, Calgary
     
     
     
Group Exhibitions 
2019
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2018
Forward Motion, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga, curated by Noa Bronstein
2018
It Can Only Be This Place, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, curated by Tiffany Schofield
2017
L’expo photos 2017 de VICE, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
2017
Skin Deep, Skimming the Pages, The Drake One Fifty, Toronto
2017
Soon Comes Night, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, curated by Rebecca Travis
2016
Photobook 2016: Photography and the Everyday, International Association of Photography and Theory, Nicosia
2015
NO PRRESSURRRE, Capacity 3 Gallery, Guelph, curated by Patrick Cruz
2014
Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, curated by Laura Valenti
2013
DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago 
2012
At the Same Time, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Toronto 
2012
That’s So Gay: Girls Who Are Boys Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, curated by Sholem Krishtalka
2012
Before We Were Queer, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York 
2011
Love in Translation, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto 
2011
Proof 18, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto 
     
     
     
Public Art 
2018
Earthbound, Bunker 2 at The Bentway, Toronto
2017
Water and Sky, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, curated by Chris Foster and Daniel Rotsztain
2017
New Romantics, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, curated by Heather Rigg
2016
Come to My Window, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, curated by Matthew Kyba
2016
A Public Display of Affection, AKA artist-run, Saskatoon
2014
Atlas Sighed: The Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art, Calgary, curated by Steven Cottingham
     
     
     
Residencies 
2017
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia
2017
Doris McCarthy Artist Residency at Fool’s Paradise, Scarborough
2014
Aimia | AGO Photography Prize MFA Residency with Elad Lassry, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 
2013
Thematic Residency: We Are Full Of Holes with Luis Jacob, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto
     
     
     
Grants 
2017
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Projects: Emerging
2016
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant to Visual Artists
2016
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
2014
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Projects: Emerging
2012
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Creation Projects: Emerging
2012
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
     
     
     
Talks 
2019
Panel, The Photobook Lab: On Longevity, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
2018
Symposium, Reframing Doris McCarthy, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough
2018
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto, Scarborough
2018
Panel, Mapping Territories: Practicing With(/in) Communities, Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto
2017
Panel, Printed Matter, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
2015
Symposium, Time and Temporality, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph
2013
Symposium, OP CITY: Figuring the Urban Future with Jonathan Crisman, University of Toronto, Toronto
     
     
     
Selected Bibliography 
2019

Maxine Proctor, “Between Reach and Grasp: The Eros Portfolio by Steven Beckly,” BlackFlash, 36.1, March 2019.

2018

Jessica Thalmann, “Steven Beckly: Meirenyu,” C Magazine, 138, Summer 2018.
2018
Daniel Baird, “Crossovers: Steven Beckly,” Border Crossings, 146, June 2018.
2018
Brian Sholis, “Critics’ Picks: Steven Beckly at Daniel Faria Gallery,” Artforum, February 8. 
2017
Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, “11 Projects to See at the Contact Photography Festival,” Canadian Art, April 27. 
2015
Chris Dupuis, “Steven Beckly’s sexuality and portraiture,” Xtra! Magazine, November 2. 
2015
Diana Sherlock, “Calgary Biennial Takes Conservatism to Task,” Canadian Art, April 6. 
2014
Bill Clark, ed., “Steven Beckly: Reunions,” Magenta Magazine, Spring 2014. 
2012
Jonathan D. Katz, “Steven Beckly: Hush,” Thresholds: The MIT Department of Architecture Journal, Vol. 40, Cambridge: MIT Press.
2012
Carolyn Yates, “Concomitant Connections,” Xtra! Magazine, August: p. 13.
     
     
     
Collections 
     
Global Affairs Canada 
     
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
     
University of Toronto Libraries 
    
     

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