Kelsey Steeves is a mixed-media artist and art educator who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her practice is centred around painting but incorporates installation and unconventional material practice. Kelsey’s works explore finding joy in material-based research and making as a process of resilience and survival. Kelsey has exhibited in and curated several shows through the ecu neighbourhood gallery. Her works were featured in the group shows Faces of the Neighbourhood (2023), Any Old Place (2023), and Liminal (2022) as well as in the solo exhibition, Lay your Griefs on the Grass (2023). She recently received a BFA from Emily Carr University where she was awarded the Bill Reid Visual Arts Scholarship, the John David Carr Memorial Scholarship, and a BC Arts Council Scholarship.
Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network 2023