Steve Oliver was born in Manchester, England. He has exhibited widely, showing work across the UK, Europe and the United States. He came runner up in the 2019 Greater Manchester Contemporary Art prize. 

He holds an MA in Fine Art from MMU, and teaches in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at the University

of Salford. He works out of Rogue Artist Studios CIC.


A conversation between Steve and HOME curator Bren O'Callaghan at the opening of Steve's solo show Best Muscle, 2019.

Focusing on his constructed photographic works, the conversation touches on Steve's use of found material, the limitations of computers, and drawing.

Selected exhibitions and commissions:



PUSH artist film commission 2023, supported by HOME Mcr


Holden Gallery, Manchester

Painting/Writing, Manchester

Window Gallery, University of Salford. 


White Columns Online. GMT curated by Sahal Hassan

The Manchester Contemporary, exhibiting with Proforma.



The Manchester Open. HOME, Manchester. January 2020



Best Muscle. Solo show- Granada Foundation galleries, HOME, Manchester.

Steve Oliver in conversation, HOME, Manchester.

Greater Manchester Arts Prize exhibition. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

We will never as humans see 360 degrees. Virtual Reality Environment. Artwalk Wakefield

Manifestation - New work by Rogue artists. Rogue Project Space



Aesthetica Magazine, featured Artist

Angle See Showcase. Curated by Mike Chavez Dawson. At House of the Sea Bird Anglesey, Wales.


We will never as humans see 360 degrees. Virtual Reality Environment. Caustic Coastal, Salford, Greater Manchester. Curated by Jo Clements.

Rogue Artists group show. Waterside Arts Centre, Sale 



MA show. Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Manifest Arts festival 



Endlessfun. Purdue University Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

-with Jon Maj. 



Ur-performance Islington Mill, Salford. A Tuning Exercise (with Jon Maj)



Right Leg Left Leg Door. Canon Hussey Court, Salford

Videoformes festival. Screenings of “JACK” in the UK and France..

Ur-performance Islington Mill, Salford. JACK. (with Jon Maj)

HOME at Cornerhouse, Manchester. 



Videoformes festival. Screenings of “Snow and Salt” in the UK and France..

Ur-performance Islington Mill, Salford. Excursion to the Sunset.



Windspieler Festival Rumlingen, Switzerland. With Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson, Ben Gwilliam and Bob Levine

Ursonate (Chinese Whispers). Islington Mill gallery. 

On the way to work R&D show - Unit 14, The Lowry Outlet Mall. In collaboration with Craig Tattersall.



Burlington Fine Arts Club Unit 1, Piccadilly Place, Manchester



And then the silence increased. Chapman Gallery, Salford. 

Under Maintenance at Victoria baths, Manchester. 2007

Turning to Squall. Artist in Residence solo exhibition. Borland Gallery, Salford.



The Laundry Group show.  Unit 5, 5 Fountayne road, Seven Sisters, London