Steven Holmes

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Steven Holmes (born 1965) is a Canadian curator based in Hartford, Connecticut


He was born in Cobourg, Ontario and educated at The University of Toronto, Harvard University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

As an artist, Holmes worked as a photographer and briefly exhibited work in several Canadian venues, including Gallery 44 in Toronto, and Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax.

Curatorial Work[edit]

Holmes was curator at the alternative space Real Art Ways from 2000 to 2005 and is now curator of The Cartin Collection, a private collection of Contemporary Art based in Hartford.

Projects at Real Art Ways included:

None of the Above with Silvia Karman Cubiña and Deborah Cullen This is Then with work by The Atlas Group Acquiring Taste

In addition, Holmes conceived of and initiated the Real Art Ways projects POZA and FAITH.

Single-artist projects include exhibitions with

From 2008 to 2010 he curated exhibitions at Ars Libri in Boston, mostly single artist shows, but also some very small themed exhibitions.

In fall of 2008, he organized SCULPTING TIME, at Sperone Westwater, featuring work by Giorgio Morandi, On Kawara, Roman Opalka, Josef Albers, and Andrew Grassie. This show was well reviewed, including reviews in the New York Times and The New Yorker.

In the spring of 2009 Holmes began working as Adjunct Curator at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach and has done two exhibitions there - The Endless Renaissance and Human Rites.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Festschrift: Selections from a Collection. Leo Press, Hartford, 2008.
  • "Joe Coleman Moderne Frõmmigkeit" Checkpoint. May-August 2007.
  • "Joe Coleman's Modern Devotion". Palais de Tokyo Magazine. March 2007.
  • None of the Above, Real Art Ways, 2005 ISBN 0-9717859-1-0
  • "Charged Image vs. a University in Retreat". The Hartford Courant. 3 October 2004.
  • Acquiring Taste: Work from the Collections of Janice and Mickey Cartin, Robinson and Nancy Grover, Peter Hirschl and Lisa Silvestri, and the LeWitt Collection, Real Art Ways, 2002. ISBN 0-9717859-0-2
  • "Documentary Sculpture", Exhibition Catalogue, Real Art Ways, 2002
  • "BOXWORKS: Sculpture by Thierry Delva", Dalhousie University Art Gallery, 1996.
  • "The Word is Made Flesh, The Flesh is Made Word: Michel Foucault and His Gaze" in Rewire, Spring 1993.
  • 'Photography as Theological Discourse" in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Vol. 21, No. 4, (1992).

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