A Public Display of Affection

Steven Beckly:
A Public Display of Affection
AKA artist-run, Saskatoon
Billboard May and June, 2016

In A Public Display of Affection, a spectrum splashes across a tattoo of two connected circles. They share a slender arm, an anonymous fragment of a social body. Inhabiting AKA’s billboard, the image overlays symbols of unity, inclusion, pride, celebration, and love against Saskatoon’s spring sky.


#aka artist-run#billboard

Hart House Review: 25th Anniversary

Some photos in the 25th anniversary issue of the Hart House Review.

#hart house review#publication

MFA Open Studios, University of Guelph, 23 March 2016

MFA Open Studios 2016
University of Guelph
School of Fine Art and Music
Wednesday March 23, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The MFA students in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph are pleased to welcome the public to their annual Open Studios, offering a rare inside look at the development of new work within the hothouse environment of an art program and a chance to chat with artists about their work in progress.

Open Studios 2016 features work by graduate candidates:

Hiba Abdallah, Steven Beckly, Amanda Boulos, Patrick Cruz, Peter Denton, Erika Dueck, Shannon Garden-Smith, John Haney, Simon M. Benedict, Paul MacIntyre, Kevin Murphy, Jean-Marc Perin, Larissa Tiggelers, Ambera Wellmann

Click here to view the 2016 MFA Open Studios brochure.

The University of Guelph offers a two year Master of Fine Arts Degree that combines intensive studio concentration with seminars in theory and pedagogy. Exceptionally committed graduate faculty and limited student enrolment result in a community that is intensely involved in contemporary art and its discourse. A consistently excellent program of visiting artists, critics and curators extends this community.

MFA Open Studios is held in conjunction with the 10th Annual Dasha Shenkman Lecture in Contemporary Art with Fred Wilson on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

#mfa#university of guelph

Avec Magazine: 그리고 벽

[그리고 벽: 벽으로 말하는 열네 개의 작업 이야기]

출판사 지콜론북이 발행하고 AVEC에서 기획한
신작 [그리고 벽]이 출간되었습니다.

저자 : 글 이원희, 사진 정은지
형태 : 170mm x 210mm / 무선제본 / 242면
가격 : 15,000원
발행일 : 2016년 2월 25일
ISBN 978-89-98656-55-3 03600
구입처 : 교보문고, 알라딘, YES24등 대형 서점

벽 속의 세계 : 은밀한 작업실의 벽으로
* Kristin Texeira (페인터)
* Steven Beckly (포토그래퍼)
* 이소영 (식물세밀화가)
* 호상근 (작가, Artist)

작업과 벽의 사이 : 방문객과 함께 즐길 수 있는 벽으로
* 이지연 (쇼콜라티에)
* Workhorse Press (독립 출판 스튜디오)
* 박기철 (원예가)
* HEY Studio (그래픽디자인 스튜디오)

우리 모두의 벽 : 작가의 작업을 나의 벽으로
* Mimi Jung (위빙 디자이너)
* Wurstbande (벽화 아티스트)
* Sarah Benning (현대 자수가)
* Soña Lee (벽화 아티스트)
* CHIAOZZA (아트 듀오)
* MOMO (벽화 아티스트)

I have an interview in Avec Magazine’s latest book 그리고 벽.

Avec Magazine: 그리고 벽

#avec magazine#publication

Material Art Fair 2016, Expo Reforma, Mexico City, MX

Ed Video at Material Art Fair 2016
Expo Reforma
Mexico City, MX
4-7 February 2016

Featuring video, sculpture, drawings, and performance by: Steven Beckly, Hyang Cho, Patrick Cruz, Jesi the Elder, Amélie Laurence Fortin.

Curated by Scott McGovern


#art fair#ed video#exhibition#material art fair

Colour Code Edition
Publications / January 5, 2016

Colour Code Edition

New edition in two colour variations (mint and fluorescent pink) in collaboration with Colour Code.
Debuting at their booth X12 at the LA Art Book Fair, February 12-14, 2016.

#colour code#edition#publication

Christmas Spice, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

Christmas Spice
our 19th annual holiday exhibition
December 4 – December 19, 2015
Opening reception: Friday December 4, 7 – 11 pm

Paul Petro Contemporary Art
980 Queen St West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H1

This year’s tree by Jacqueline Treloar.

Stephen Andrews, Steven Beckly, Julie Beugin, Amy Bowles, Leigh Bridges, Churla Burla, Jane Buyers, Keith Cole, Dennis Day, Tom Dean, Maura Doyle, André Ethier, Gary Evans, FASTWURMS, Marie Finkelstein, Erella Ganon, Robert Flack, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Anitra Hamilton, Andrew Harwood, Natalka Husar, Zachari Logan, Jiva MacKay, Olia Mishchenko, Janet Morton, Will Munro, Garry-Lewis James Osterberg, Shannon Partridge, Andrew James Paterson, Sandy Plotnikoff, Mélanie Rocan, Gretchen Sankey, Morley Shayuk, Cole Swanson, Ho Tam, Freddie Towe / FannaWanna, Carol Wainio


#exhibition#paul petro contemporary art

Wavepool Interview
Interviews / November 16, 2015

Wavepool Interview

I answered some questions by the thoughtful Kyle Seis for Wavepool.

Corner Poems, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

Corner Poems
Steven Beckly
9 Nov – 13 Nov 2015
Zavitz Gallery
University of Guelph

Opening: 11 November, 6 p.m.

A trace for a trace

You may take a photograph when you leave
but write to me a poem
perhaps in the voice of the image you’re taking
and implicitly promise to care for

It can be an epic
a love sonnet
an abstract haiku
a single line of life
a word or two
an afterimage

Time and Temporality: A Symposium, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

I’m giving a presentation titled “Time After Time: Love, Desire, and Temporality” as part of a two-day symposium on Time and Temporality, presented by the Art Gallery of Guelph on Friday October 16.


#art gallery of guelph#symposium