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Education 
2016
MFA, Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2008
BSc, Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
     
     
     
Solo & Two Person Exhibitions 
2017
A tender touch can bend the straightest of things, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2016
Of you, unfolding, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015
The force of what lives us outliving the mountain, VU PHOTO, Québec, QC
     
Under the passing stars (with Nicole Kelly Westman), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
2014
Soft Movements in the Same Direction (with Benjamin Bellas), The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
     
     
     
Public Works & Window Projects 
2017
Water and Sky (curated by Chris Foster & Daniel Rotsztain), Lake Effects Projects, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, ON
     
New Romantics (curated by Heather Rigg), CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON
2016
Framework (curated by Blair Swann), The Door, Toronto, ON
     
Come to My Window (curated by Matthew Kyba), Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
     
A Public Display of Affection, AKA artist-run, Saskatoon, SK
2015
Studio Light in Two Parts, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON
2014
Atlas Sighed: The 2014-15 Calgary Biennial (curated by Steven Cottingham), Calgary, AB
     
     
     
Selected Group Exhibitions 
2017
Soon Comes Night (curated by Rebecca Travis), Birch Contemporary, Toronto, ON
     
Toronto Art Book Fair, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON
     
An Orbit, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
     
Stellar Living, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016
Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
     
Edition Art Book Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
     
C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON
     
Material Art Fair, Ed Video, Expo Reforma, Mexico City, MX
2015
Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON 
     
Auto Feeling, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, ON 
2014
Place: Framing the Oregon Landscape (curated by Laura Valenti), Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR
     
Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR 
2013
Grid Systems: Gifts by Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto, ON
     
DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 
2012 
At the Same Time, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Toronto, ON 
     
That’s So Gay: Girls Who Are Boys Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls (curated by Sholem Krishtalka), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON 
     
Before We Were Queer, Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY 
2011
Love in Translation, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON 
     
Proof 18, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON 
     
Exposure 2011, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA 
     
A Love Supreme, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA 
2010
Present Tense, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA
     
     
     
Grants & Residencies 
2017
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Artist Residency, Philadelphia, PA
     
Doris McCarthy Artist Residency, Fool’s Paradise, Scarborough, ON
2016
Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant to Visual Artists
     
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
2014
Aimia | AGO Photography Prize MFA Residency with Elad Lassry, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON 
     
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
2013
Thematic Residency: We Are Full Of Holes with Luis Jacob, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON
2012
Newspace Center for Photography, Artist Residency, Portland, OR
     
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
     
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artist Grant: Emerging
     
     
     
Artist Talks, Presentations & Panel Discussions 
2017
Panelist, Printed Matter, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON
2015
Symposium, Time and Temporality, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2013
Panelist, Book as Exhibition, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, New York, NY
     
Symposium, OP CITY: Figuring the Urban Future with Jonathan Crisman, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
     
     
     
Writing 
2017
Pumpdaddy Fantasmagoria. Toronto: Swimmers Group.
     
     
     
Catalogues, Brochures & Books 
2017
Eagan, Mireille. “The Space Between.” A tender touch can bend the straightest of things. St. John’s: Eastern Edge Gallery.
2016
American Chordata: Issue Four. New York: American Chordata Foundation.
     
Hart House Review: 25th Anniversary Issue. Toronto: University of Toronto.
2015
Latulippe, Julie-Ann. “La proximité des corps.” The force of what lives us outliving the mountain. Québec: VU PHOTO.
2014
Flash Forward Tenth: Celebrating 10 Years of Flash Forward. Toronto: Magenta Foundation. 
     
Rutherford, Erin. “Relational Translations.” Reunions. Toronto: Toronto Image Works.
     
Sorell, Lindsay. “We really loved each other, you know.” Soft Movements in the Same Direction. Calgary: The New Gallery.
2012
Bride, Lauren. “Love in Translation.” Volume 3. Toronto: XPACE Cultural Centre.
     
Katz, Jonathan D. “Steven Beckly: Hush.” Thresholds: The MIT Department of Architecture Journal. Vol. 40. Cambridge: MIT Press.
2011
Martínez, Isabel M. “Amblyopia: Image Quality and Image Viewing in the Digital Era.” Proof 18. Toronto: Gallery 44.
     
     
     
Reviews, Articles & Press 
2017
Canadian Art. “11 Projects to See at the Contact Photography Festival.” 27 Apr.
<http://canadianart.ca/features/11-projects-to-see-at-the-contact-photography-festival/> 
2015
Dupuis, Chris. “Steven Beckly’s sexuality and portraiture.” Xtra! Magazine. 2 Nov.
<http://dailyxtra.com/toronto/arts-and-entertainment/steven-beckly’s-sexuality-and-portraiture-179701> 
     
Sherlock, Diana. “Calgary Biennial Takes Conservatism to Task.” Canadian Art. 6 Apr.
<http://canadianart.ca/reviews/calgary-biennial-takes-conservatism-to-task/> 
     
Nauss, Jade. “Beckly and Westman’s romance and nostalgia.” The Coast. February: p. 14. 
2014
Clark, Bill, ed. “Steven Beckly: Reunions.” Magenta Magazine. Spring 2014. 
     
Globe Now. “Collection of antique photos celebrates same-sex relationships of the past.” The Globe and Mail Online. 25 May. <http://theglobeandmail.com/arts/arts-video/collection-of-antique-photos-celebrates-same-sex-relationships-of-the-past/article18835480/> 
2012
Yates, Carolyn. “Concomitant Connections.” Xtra! Magazine. August: p. 13.
2010
Starr, Christina. “Sensual photos capture daily lives of gay couples.” Xtra! Magazine. February: p. 24.
     
     
     
Professional Experience 
2017
Curatorial Committee, ARTATTACK! An Auction in Support of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON
2015
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Studio Art, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2014 
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art History, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2013
Programming Committee, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON
     
     
     

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