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. She is a two-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Project Grant and currently serves as Executive Director of the Hamilton Arts Council.

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

‘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.

Awards

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

Education

2003-2005 Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, UK
1999-2003 Bachelor of Arts (Comb.Hons.), McMaster University, Canada

Bibliography

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.

Membership

CARFAC Ontario
Hamilton Arts Council
Hamilton Artists Inc.
Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts