Steve Rose — CV


Steve Rose is a graduate of OCAD with a major in drawing and painting. He has exhibited his work extensively and has a diverse and experienced background as an artist/educator.

His work is collected in private and corporate international collections. There are three main areas of interest to the artist, those being non-objective painting, life drawing and printmaking ( generally in the medium of lithography.)

In addition to an active independent studio practice, Steve enjoys teaching and lecturing on art and art history as well as constantly taking workshops such as his life drawing sessions every Wednesday evening for the past 17 years.

Steve is also involved in mentoring less experienced artists and various artistic collaborations


Participation in over 90 solo, two person, and group shows.


BFA, The Ontario College of Art and Design, Drawing and Painting Major 1999.


Experienced and enthusiastic artist/educator with an extensive exhibiting history possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Teaching experience:

January 2001- present: Neilson Park Art Centre- adult classes in non-objective painting and collage. Critique/open studio
Duties: lesson planning, art history, studio set up, one to one problem solving, group and individual critiques

June 2001 - present: Fleming College, Haliburton campus- week long intensive art programmes in drawing, painting, and 3D

June 2007 - June 2011: The Ontario College of Art and Design- week long painting classes

June 2002 - 2003: OCAD-Self Portrait Discovery Workshop Youth programme

September - June 2003-2007- The Koffler Centre: 8-10 weekly painting and drawing programmes.

January-June 2003-2005: The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario. Adult painting and critique courses.

January - June 2004: Artist Coordinator- Lakeshore Arts Project: Food for Thought - Designed and implemented an art programme at five south Etobicoke middle schools. The programme consisted of several approaches to drawing and painting, and 3D with a wide range of materials and formats. Food was the unifying theme throughout the project. An exhibition of selected student work was held at the Assembly Hall in Toronto and then the show traveled to various locations throughout the community for the following year.

Programme Coordinator in San Miguel Mexico for Fleming College, The Haliburton School of Fine Art - February-March 2001.
Duties: All aspects of a 14 day painting trip aboad, studio and classroom set up, slide presentations, guest lectures, field trips,and local life models

Other related experience includes private art classes, art history lectures, jurying fine art and curating art exhibitions.