Biography: Edmonton-based printmaker Steven Dixon is best known for his digital photographs depicting industrial decay in Alberta, especially the sites of abandoned mines, mills, and factories. His work employs intaglio and relief printing techniques and photographic processes, and he has begun working primarily with photogravure.
After earning his B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking (1983) at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Dixon graduated with his B.Ed. in Visual Art and English at Queen’s University in Kingston (1985). A decade later, he achieved his M.F.A. in Printmaking at Arizona State University at Temple.
Dixon has mounted several solo exhibitions, including Spare at the Art Gallery of Alberta, The Malta Suite at Malaspina Printmakers Society Gallery in Vancouver, and Steven Dixon at the National Centre of Fine Arts in conjunction with the 2nd Egyptian International Print Triennial at Cairo. His awards include a Certificate of Merit and Bronze Medal at the 5th Egyptian Print Triennial at Giza, Second Prize in the Great Canadian Printmaking Competition in Toronto, and the Jules Heller Award in Printmaking from the School of Art, Arizona State University at Temple.
In addition to appearing in the TREX exhibition Pretty Much Black & White, Dixon’s art dwells in a range of private, corporate, and public collections, including those of the Brigham Young University in Utah, Instituto Per La Cultura E L’Arte in Catania, Italy, and the National Gallery of Egypt in Cairo.
Dixon works as a technician in the Printmaking Department at the University of Alberta.