Steven Shearer

1968 · Canada

Artist biography

Steven Shearer is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Canada, like other well-known artists such as Robin Peck, Thrush Holmes, Tim Kent, Robert Berlin, and Brad Phillips. Steven Shearer was born in 1968.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Steven Shearer's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. Galleries include Modern Art in the United Kingdom, as well as Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome and Galleria Franco Noero | Piazza Carignano in Italy. Steven Shearer most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Patrick Seguin | Paris in France (17 October 2019 until 22 November 2019) with the exhibition Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing?.

Steven Shearer in private collections

Steven Shearer's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Charles Riva Collection, which also includes works from prominent artists Tom Wesselmann, Frank Stella and Mike Kelley; as well as Allan Switzer which features the works of Dana Schutz, Allan Switzer and Steven Shearer.

Further Biographical Context for Steven Shearer

Born in 1968, Steven Shearer grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Steven Shearer

  • Artworks in Collections 11
  • Exhibitions 3

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