Steve Rose is a graduate of OCAD with a major in drawing and painting. He has exhibited his work extensively and has a diverse and experienced background as an artist/educator.
His work is collected in private and corporate international collections. There are three main areas of interest to the artist, those being non-objective painting, life drawing and printmaking ( generally in the medium of lithography.)
In addition to an active independent studio practice, Steve enjoys teaching and lecturing on art and art history as well as constantly taking workshops such as his life drawing sessions every Wednesday evening for the past 17 years.
Steve is also involved in mentoring less experienced artists and various artistic collaborations.
Participation in over 90 solo, two person, and group shows.
BFA, The Ontario College of Art and Design, Drawing and Painting Major 1999.
Experienced and enthusiastic artist/educator with an extensive exhibiting history, possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
January 2001 - present
Neilson Park Art Centre
Adult classes in non-objective painting and collage, Critique/Open Studio
Duties: Lesson planning, art history, studio set-up, one-to-one problem solving, group and individual techniques
June 2001 - present
Fleming College, Haliburton campus
Week long intensive art programmes in drawing, painting, and 3D
June 2007 - June 2011
The Ontario College of Art and Design
Week-long painting classes
June 2002 - 2003
Self Portrait Discovery Workshop Youth programme
September - June, 2003 - 2007
The Koffler Centre
8-10 weekly painting and drawing programmes
January - June 2003-2005
The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario
Adult painting and critique courses
January - June 2004
Artist Coordinator - Lakeshore Arts Project: Food for Thought
Designed and implemented an art programme at five south Etobicoke middle schools. The programme consisted of several approaches to drawing and painting, and 3D with a wide range of materials and formats. Food was the unifying theme throughout the project. An exhibition of selected student work was held at the Assembly Hall in Toronto and then the show traveled to various locations throughout the community for the following year.
February - March 2001
Programme Coordinator in San Miguel Mexico for Fleming College, The Haliburton School of Fine Art
Duties: All aspects of a 14-day painting trip abroad, studio and classroom set up, slide presentations, guest lectures, field trips, and local life models
Other related experience includes private art classes, art history lectures, jurying fine art and curating art exhibitions.