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.
Focusing on his constructed photographic works, the conversation touches on Steve's use of found material, the limitations of computers, and drawing.
2015, MA Fine Art with distinction. Manchester Metropolitan University
2004, BA Visual Arts. University of Salford
Prizes and awards:
Greater Manchester Arts Prize, 2019 - Runner up
AA2A Artist in Residence, University of Salford.
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
Collaborative and research projects:
Endlessfun. Commercial photographic editions in collaboration with Jon Maj.
On the way to work. Environmental research project in collaboration with Craig Tattersall
Impressions of Landscape. Speculative environmental research project in collaboration with Jon Maj and Johanna Goetze.
Teaching Maps Discursive drawing project in collaboration with Craig Tattersall.
The Blue of Distance. Single channel video in collaboration with H. Johnson
Endlessfun editions (now defunct)
On The Way To Work short run softcover.
Teaching Maps short run softcover.
Untitled 7 (Out on the cottongoods label)
FOUND (Out on Found in a skip). As Trying to Remember Fields
The Descending Light EP (Out on Wist Rec). As 1+7.