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Steven Brekelmans
Vancouver/BC CA
Updated: 2021-08-11 20:53:18


Steven Brekelmans
b. 1975, Vancouver, Canada


2012 MFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
1998 Diploma in Media Art (Intermedia), Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Chernoff Fine Art, (Vancouver, BC), New Drawings of Bottles, Cans, Hats. Cheese, Sculptures, Posters, Casseroles, Azaleas, Canes, Flags, Trash Bins, Cacti, Glasses, Lighters, Mirrors…
2018 Dynamo Art Gallery, (Vancouver, BC), One Man Band
2015 Or Gallery, (Vancouver, BC), Flesh & Blood
2015 CSA Space, (Vancouver, BC), Temporary Structures (Yakity Sax)
2012 The University of Victoria, (Victoria, BC), Made For These Times
2011 The Michael Audain Gallery, (Victoria, BC), There Must Be Another Way To Make A Living
2011 Upstairs Gallery (Victoria, BC), I Hope You Will Come And See My Show
2006 Bodgers’ and Kludgers’ Co-operative Art Parlour (Vancouver, BC), Kit Bashing

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Nanaimo Art Gallery (Nanaimo, BC), We Do Not Work Alone
2020 TRAPP PROJECTS, Vancouver, BC, Trapped in 2020: Works on Paper (group)
2020 Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC), The Artist’s Studio is Her Bedroom 
2019 Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops, BC), Ionic Bonds 
2019 Cider Gallery (Bellingham, WA), Steven Brekelmans and Dawn Cerny 
2019 TRAPP PROJECTS (Vancouver, BC), Leftovers: Topographies of Chance 
2016 NADA Art Fair, (New York City, NY), Or Gallery
2015 NADA Art Fair, (Miami, FL), Or Gallery
2013 The Museum of Longing and Failure, (Leipzig, Germany), September 2013 
2013 Unit/Pitt, (Vancouver, BC), I.O.U. (Sincerely, K. Midas) 
2011 Or Gallery Berlin (Berlin, DE), Science Fiction 15 
2011 Soi Fischer Projects at Butcher Gallery (Toronto, ON), AT THE LONG TABLE 
2011 Deluge Gallery (Victoria, BC), Surface To Air 
2010 The Michael Audain Gallery, (Victoria, BC), Snapshot 
2008 Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC), The Subject of Education 
2008 Western Front (Vancouver, BC), Kits for an Encounter 
2007 Western Bridge (Seattle, WA), Kit Bashing 
2000 Western Front (Vancouver, BC), Sound Separation

Selected Commissions & Published Artist Projects

2022 Pilings, public art commission, (Port Moody, BC)
2021 The Point, public art commision, (Vancouver, BC)
2018 I Never Promised You A Fifth Wheel, collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)
2018 Natural Resources, public art commission (Vancouver, BC)
2017 Sunset Review, collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)
2015 If I wanted to sit on the sand I wouldn’t have brought this log, collaboration with Fiona Curtis, published by Or Gallery
2011 Words to Live By (A-Z), (Vancouver: FSI Books)
2007 (BOOING), collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)
2007 Helvetica Neue R, Constructs Volume 9, #2, collaboration with Derek Barnett, (Yale University School of Architecture)
2006 The smallest things found in nature (life-size), collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)
2005 Golden Doodles, collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)
2003 How to Draw Animals, collaboration with Fiona Curtis (self-published)

Selected Reviews and Interviews

Old concepts of the studio get a reality check at the Contemporary Art Gallery, review by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, February 5th, 2020
Leftovers: Topographies of Chancem, review by Justina Bohach, Canadian Art, April 18, 2019
We want one of Steven Brekelmans New Drawings, review by Kristin Lim, Scout Magazine, February 12, 2019
Two Mistakes, Jamie Hilder, Charcuterie Issue 03, 2017 (photo)
Fall arts preview 2015: Artist Steven Brekelmans draws from hobbyists, Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight, September 16, 2015 (photo)
Rodney Latourelle in Berlin 03/22/11, Akimblog March, 2011
Soundtrack, Beef Magazine 03, 2010 (winter 2010), p.4 (photo)
A Sea of Contingencies: Vancouver’s Domestic Interventions, Jesse Birch, C Magazine 103, Autumn 2009
Model behavior – putting things together wrong at Western Bridge, review by Jen Graves, The Stranger, April 11, 2007 (photo)
Kit-bashing hobbyists turn walls into hothouses, tin cans into sound forests, review by Regina Hackett, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 8, 2007
Hobby as art – a model for a new aesthetic, review by Clint Burnham, Vancouver Sun, September 14, 2006, p.D14 (photo)
Sound Separation, Mix Magazine 25.3 (winter 1999/2000), p.18 (photo)