STEVE LOCKE (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He received an M.F.A. in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds Bachelors Degrees from Boston University and MassArt. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002. He has been artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2016) and for the City of Boston (2018). He has received grants from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and The Art Matters Foundation. Solo exhibitions include, there is no one left to blame, curated by Helen Molesworth for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Homage to the Auction Block at LaMontagne Gallery (Boston, MA) The School of Love with Samsøñ (Boston, MA), Family Pictures with Gallery Kayafas (Boston, MA) and #Killers at YOURS MINE & OURS in New York. He has had solo projects with the Boston Public Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mendes Wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland and P.S. Satellites-A Project of Prospect IV in New Orleans. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. He has written for ARTFORUM, Hyperallergic, ArtPapers and his essay on Jacob Lawrence was included in the catalog for JACOB LAWRENCE: THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE.
MFA-Massachusetts College of Art and Design
BFA-Massachusetts College of Art and Design