Steve Oliver was born in Manchester, England. His work investigates the structures that make photography and video ‘work’. It is made exclusively in-computer (no cameras), with material sourced from Internet searches.

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. His broad research interests embrace cinema, literary fiction and technological simulation.

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.

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