Dawn Steeves is a visual artist based in Fredericton New Brunswick. Since 2015 she has dedicated her artistic practice to drawing and painting; her subjects ranging from portraits and still life to more recent conceptual work.
In 1995-96, Dawn attended the College of Craft and Design in Fredericton where she studied drawing, design and textiles. Throughout the years she has learned painting from renowned artists Glenn Priestley, Philip Iverson and Rick Burns.
Dawn has exhibited her work at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, AX: The Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex and Galerie Restigouche in Campbellton. In Transition, Dawn’s first solo exhibition was held at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton in 2016. As a member of Emerge Artist Collective from 2015-2018, she exhibited work at the Andrew & Laura McCain Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol and the Fredericton Playhouse. In 2016 her work traveled to Montreal for the Shifty Bits music festival. Dawn’s artwork has also been collected by four schools through the Canada 150 Art in Schools Acquisition Program.
Through her work, Dawn explores and demonstrates the physical and ideological relationships between the beauty and chaos of nature, and the static, isolated structure that humankind imposes upon it.