Stephanie Vegh is a Canadian visual artist, writer and curator who obtained her Combined Honours BA in Art and Comparative Literature from McMaster University before studying her MFA at the Glasgow School of Art. She has since served as Artist-in- Residence at the Repton School in Derbyshire, England and written essays and reviews for various galleries and publications in the United Kingdom and Canada. Since returning to Hamilton in 2007, her drawings have been included in group and solo exhibitions in Glasgow, Leeds, Hamilton, Toronto, Kitchener and Winnipeg. From 2011-2017 she served as the Executive Director of the Hamilton Arts Council, and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Hamilton Artists Inc. (2008-2010) and Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts (2008-2011). She is a three-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Project Grant for Visual Artists.
2018 Echoing Shore, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
2015 We Can Go Anywhere, Anywhere But Here, Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton
2014 Black Book White Lies, Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, Hamilton
2013 Scratchings: Talon, Sting and Claw, Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, Hamilton
2012 Revisions, The Pearl Company, Hamilton
2012 The Fisher King and Other Mythologies, Gallery on 4, Hamilton
2011 Age of Enlightenment, Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener
2010 Stephanie Vegh, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds UK
2007 Stephanie Vegh, No. 1 High Street Gallery, Repton UK
2004 Agatha: The Arsenic Room, Assembly Gallery, Glasgow UK
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Encyclopedias, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
2017 The Library of Known Planets, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton
2017 Hamilton Biennale, Casino Artspace, Hamilton
2015 Traces, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
2014 Summer Days, Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, Hamilton
2013 CAFKA @ The Walper, Walper Hotel, Kitchener
2013 Pairings, Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, Hamilton
2012 Wildness Between Lines, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds
2011 upArt Contemporary Art Fair, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2011 Named Spaces, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton
2010 Swarm, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton
2009 Mis[place]d: Animals Lost and Found, XPACE, Toronto
2009 con.text, cre8ery, Winnipeg
2009 The Portable Library Project, lowercase gallery, Vancouver; Toronto Zine Library, Toronto; Roberts Street Social Centre/Anchor Archive Zine Library, Halifax, Mixed Media, Hamilton (touring exhibition)
2008 Octopus Project III: PUSH/PULL, Distillery District, Toronto
2007 Winter Salon, Loose Canon, Hamilton
2006 Text-Driven, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud UK
2005 Glasgow/Beijing, Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2005 BUD/GLA, Studios 39 & 40, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow
2005 Exit Strategy, Tramway, Glasgow
2005 Laxweg (with Andrea Frade and Evi Westmore), CCA, Glasgow
2005 Strange Currencies, Park Circus, Glasgow
2003 Absolutely Fabulous, Worker’s Art and Heritage Centre, Hamilton
2003 My Eyes Divide The Sky (with Matt Sparling), A New Space, Hamilton
Selected Publications and Writing Commissions
'Svava Thordis Juliusson – Ouroboros (bitter as her name).’ Essay commissioned by Gallery Stratford, 2018.
‘Cozied Incendiaries: Shake -n- Make’s Domestic Brew.’ Essay commissioned by Hamilton Artists Inc., 2017.
‘Traveling Songs: The Interactive Performances of Harold Sikkema and David Bobier’ in Function Keys 3. Hamilton: Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, 2016.
‘Introduction’ in The Leg Book. First published in Hamilton Arts & Letters. Issue nine.1. 2016.
‘Steve Mazza: Trading Clay for PLA’ and ‘Beatrice Ekoko: Open-Source Learning’ in Function Keys 2. Hamilton: Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, 2015
‘Seeing Red: Stephanie Seagram.’ Essay commissioned for B Contemporary: Hamilton, 2014.
‘Between Labour and Leisure: Steven Laurie and the Working-Class Consciousness’ in Steven Laurie: Jacked! Hamilton: Hamilton Artists Inc., 2012.
‘To Hell & Back’ in TH&B. Hamilton: TH&B Collective, 2010.
‘Unspeakable (like the lock of hair in her drawer).’ Exhibition essay for Yoshiko Shimada: Bones in Tansu. Hamilton: The Print Studio, 2009.
‘The Wolf at Zero-Infinity’ in Punk: A Directory of Modern Subversive Culture. London: Hollow Gallery, 2007.
‘Gun-shy Gun Dogs: On the Art of Cecilia Stenbom.’ Essay commissioned by Workplace Gallery: Gateshead, 2007.
‘Number 1.’ Essay commissioned by Via Vaudeville! for May Event! Nottingham: Via Vaudeville! Press, 2006.
‘drip-Echo and our narcissus of the gutter’ in New Work Scotland Programme 2005. Edinburgh: Collective Gallery, 2005.
Selected Review Publications
‘The Birds and the Bees.’ C Magazine, Issue 111 (Autumn 2011). 47-49.
‘Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada, 1965-1980.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 24 (Winter 2010). 104.
‘Ryan Trecartin, Sharon Lockhart, Peter Campus, Joachim Koester.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 22 (Summer 2010). 90.
‘1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 20 (Winter 2009). 92.
‘Sarah Anne Johnson: House on Fire.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 19 (Autumn 2009). 91.
‘Fiona Kinsella: Chapel (rose).’ C Magazine. Issue 101 (Spring 2009). 43-44.
‘Synaesthesia: Art and the Mind.’ Canadian Art. Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2009). 107.
‘upArt Contemporary Art Fair.’ MAP Magazine. Issue 16 (Winter 2008/2009). 90.
‘Report: Toronto Queen West District.’ Map Magazine. Issue 15 (Autumn 2008).
‘Simon Starling.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 14 (Summer 2008). 72-73.
‘Marcel Dzama.’ MAP Magazine, Issue 7 (Autumn 2006). 61.
2019 Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers
2018 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2017 Ontario Arts Council Project Grant (Emerging)
2015 City of Hamilton Arts Award for Arts Management (Established)
2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2012 Ontario Arts Council Project Grant (Emerging)
2011 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2010 Ontario Arts Council Project Grant (Emerging)
2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2003 William and Mary Armour Fellowship, Glasgow School of Art
2002 Juanita LeBarre Symington Scholarship, McMaster University
2001 Women’s Art Association of Canada Scholarship; Humanities Essay Prize, McMaster University
1999 Hamilton Community Foundation Scholarship, McMaster University
2003-2005 Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, UK
1999-2003 Bachelor of Arts (Comb.Hons.), McMaster University, Canada
Sally McKay, 'Stephanie Vegh: Eyrie' in Critical Superbeast. March 2, 2017.
Ben Portis, ‘Stephanie Vegh’ in Canadian Art. Fall 2013, p. 186.
The Food Show. By Andrew Coppolino. 570News. AM570, Kitchener. January 9, 2011.
Seowan Bang, ‘Mis[place]d: Animals Lost and Found – Exploring the Unnatural Habitat of the Natural’ on A-Centric, University of Toronto Galleries, May 16, 2009.
Elizabeth Underhill. ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).’ She Curates, February 15, 2009.
Jeff Mahoney, ‘Our ever-changing canvas’ in The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, December 24, 2008.
Leon McDermott, ‘BUD/GLA’ in Metro, Glasgow, July 14 2005, 22.
Hamilton Artists Inc.