Steve Locke is a New York-based artist, raised 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; “The School of Love” with Samsøñ, Boston; “Family Pictures” with Gallery Kayafas, Boston; “#Killers” at YOURS MINE & OURS, New York; and most recently “Homage to the Auction Block” at LaMontagne Gallery, Boston. He has also had solo projects with the Boston Public Library; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Mendes Wood in Sao Paulo, Brazil; VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland; and P.S. Satellites, a project of Prospect IV in New Orleans. His work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, the Boston Globe, and The New Yorker.
He is a Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.