Anne Steves is a Welsh/Canadian multi-disciplinary artist. She is engaged in a rural and transitory art practice based out of the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island. Her work examines the embodiment of memory, loss and (be)longing through crafted objects. During this work she asks 'How can we practice belonging?' and 'How might the act of making, without the expectation of mastery, soothe our longing to BE in this world?' The activation of the objects she makes, in place or within community, creates space for contemplation of our relations to each other and our environments. These inter-actions are documented though text and the photographic image in a manner that is in the constant flux of lifelong learning.
Anne received a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA in Studio Practices from the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the UK. She has participated in the Canadian Craft Biennial residency and the NOVA Young Welsh Artist exhibition and has been a recipient of multiple artist grants.
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