about

Statement

Steven Heaton is an award-winning artist and director at Cross Street Arts.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is held in private collections, galleries and museums throughout England, America and Canada.

Heaton’s work examines time, memory and human interaction within the world, and above all nature’s dominance. His work is often referred to as ‘time pieces’, representing a world without us, and allowing us to examine what still remains.

Through the application of layered paint, it is what he chooses to add and remove that  leaves a history on the canvas of conscious decisions, slowly built over time from memories, interactions within the environment and dialogue with himself about where he is, where he has been and where he finds himself.
Revelations often occur hidden beneath the surface – it is only through this struggle and his determination to keep painting that he can understand himself and why he paints. Exploring uncertainty and the permanence of memory, his work is a transient and somewhat fragile interpretation of what we perceive as ourselves, our life and our consciousness.

Education

Fine Art – University of Manchester

Graphic Design – Wigan College

 

Professional development and memberships

Axisweb member

Castlefield Gallery Associate Scheme, Manchester

Fyshbol Gallery, London

Point and Line

 

Exhibitions;

2017 – Bowes Museum & Art Gallery, County Durham “New Light Art”

2017 – King Street Gallery, Lancaster

2017 – Isherwood Gallery – “Intimate” (curated by Martyn Lucas & Paula Fenwick Lucas)

2017 – Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – Collection

2017 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester – “Anniversary”

2017 – Thoughtworks, Manchester

2017 – Chapel Gallery – West Lancs Exhibition (July – August)

2017 – The Atkinson Gallery & Museum – (July – August) – Southport

2017 – Isherwood Gallery – Placement

2017 – CSA Gallery – Process

2017 – Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester – ‘Northern Abstracts – Music For The Eyes’ – with Paul Brotherton, Lisa Denyer, Steven Heaton, Donal Moloney, James Moss, Martin Nash, David Stanley & Jason Thompson.

2016 – ‘WCAF 2016′ – Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

2016 – ‘The Old Courts’ – WAF – (Battersea Arts Centre – Touring Network)

2016 – ‘VS’ – New Art Spaces Bolton (Castlefield Gallery/CSA/NAS Leigh/NEO)

2016 – ‘West Lancashire Open’ – Chapel Gallery

2016 – ‘Spectrum’ – PS Mirabel, Manchester

2016 – ‘Migrate’ – A6 Dialogue – CSA

2015 – ’18 x 18′ – CSA Gallery

2015 – ‘WCAF’ – Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

2015 – ‘Chapel Gallery’ – Ormskirk

2015 – Level One Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens

2015 – ‘A6 Dialogue’ – Bankley Mill, Manchester

2015 – ‘Open studios’ – CSA

2015 – ‘All About Drawing’ – Bank Quay Gallery, Warrington

2014 – ‘Open Up North’ – Kendal, Cumbria

2014 – ‘WCAF’ – 2014 – awarded

2014 – ‘East Prospect Project II’ – AR, USA

2013 – ‘Time Pieces’ – Peter Scott Gallery (funded by Lancaster University) (interview by Resonance FM London)

2013 – ‘The World Without Us’ – Hive Gallery – USA

2013 – ‘Open studios’ –  Soaptank Studios – Warrington

2012 – ‘Chaosmos’ – 2012 – Liverpool Biennial

 

Curated exhibitions;

2013 – curated ‘Through Time and distance’ by Scottish artist Stewart Bremner and American artist Megan Chapman.

Awards;

2013 – awarded at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery for innovative contemporary art (What Still Remains)

Studio residency;

2010 – 2012 – artist in residence at Soaptank Studios, Warrington, Cheshire.

Solo exhibitions;

2012 – The World Without Us – solo exhibition at Hive Gallery, USA.

2012 – Time Pieces exhibition at Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Including radio interview for Ressonance FM (Clear Spot)

2011 – Liverpool Bienniel; exhibition at View Two Gallery, Liverpool. Including artist talk and lecture on the religious significance in art past and present.