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                                               Steven Rhude CV

Born - Noranda, Quebec, 1959

Media - Painting (oil), Drawing

Education - The Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario, 1979 - 83

One year off-campus program, Florence, Italy

Awards -  Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation 1982


Selected Solo Shows

- Official Portrait of Raymond E. Ivany with 13 preparatory studies, K.C. Irving Environmental Sciences building, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, 2022

- Seen and Unseen, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's NL, 2022

-"Love and Landscape", Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS (November, 2020)

- "You Never Know", Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton, NB (through Gallery 78)

- "You Never Know", Gallery 78, Fredericton NB, 2019

- Steven Rhude, Recent Work, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NFLD, 2019

- 'Whose Maud?', (with Laura Kenney) Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS, June, 2018

- Saving Maud (with Laura Kenney), Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS, September, 2017

- Painting as an Art, Harvest Galley, Wolfville, NS, May, 2017

- Abbozzo Gallery, Featured Artist project room, Toronto, Ont., 2015

- Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s NL 2014 

- Canadian Gothic, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS, 2013 

- Steven Rhude: Finding Nova Scotia, Inverness County Centre for the

 Arts, Inverness Cape Breton, 2013 

- Intervention, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax NS., 2012 

- Suspension, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2011 

- Sunday Morning, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, 2011 

- Declared Surplus, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, 2010 (solo)

- Temple of the Mind, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. 2010 

- Temple of the Mind, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, 2009 

- Steven Rhude, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB 2009 

- The Road Show, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS 2008 

- Steven Rhude, Artimus Gallery, Chester, NS, 2008

- 10 Years, selected work, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS, 2007 

- Recent Work, Halifax Club, Halifax, NS. 2006 

- Hung out to Dry, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS, 2006 

- Coastal Properties, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS, 2005 

- Dreamport, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS, 2004 

- Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2000 

- Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax,NS,1997 

- Zwicker’s Gallery, Halifax, NS. 1995 

- Customs House, Pictou, ten year retrospective 1992 



Group Shows

-Spring, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NL, 2023

-The Human Figure, Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS 2023

-On Paper, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's NL, 2023

-Gallery Artists, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's NL 2022

- East Coast Vistas, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2022

- Spring, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John`s NL 2022

- Art Blanche, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB 2022

- On Paper: Print Show, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NL, 2022

- Small Works: Landscape, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's NL, 2021

- In Good Company, group show of portraits, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NL 2021

- Close to Home, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2021

- From Olympia to the Miramichi, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2021

- Summer 2021, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB

- Spring Renewal, Emma Butler Gallery, St John's, NFLD

-Holding Still, Emma Butler Gallery, St John's NFLD, 2021

-Home for the Holidays, Emma Butler Gallery, St John's NFLD, 2020

-Vistas, Art from the Atlantic bubble, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB

-"Close to Home", Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS

-"Newfoundland Summer", Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's, NFLD

-"Natural Perspectives" Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2020

-"Press", Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS, 2020

-"Into the Blue" Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2020

-"Home", Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS, 2019

-"All Things Big and Small", Emma Butler Gallery, St. John's NL, 2019

- Canada's Ocean Playground, Harvest Gallery, with Laura Kenney, Wolfville, NS, 2018

- Relate, Report, Repeat, Halifax Archives, Halifax, NS 2017

- Emma Butler Gallery, 30th anniversary show, St. John's NL, 2017

- Figures, Gallery 78, Fredericton , NB, 2017

- Realism, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2017

- Canada 150, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, 2017

- Duly Noted, Works from the Permanent Collection, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS, 2017

- Terroir, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2016 - 2017

- Realism Redoux, Secord Gallery, Halifax, NS 2015

- Forces and Vagaries, Fraser Cultural Centre, Nova Scotia, 2015

- Making Things Matter, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2015

- Capture, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, NS, 2015 - 2016

- Capture,2014, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS, 2015

- Capture, 2014, Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS 2014, (group)

- “I’m a Lighthouse - It’s your call”, Two person show with Laura

 Kenney, Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS 2014

- Capture, Nova Scotia Realism, St. Francis Xavier University Art

 Gallery, Antigonish (group) 2014

- Across the Surface, Halifax Archives, Group, 2014

- Capture 2014, Nova Scotia Realism, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, 2014

- The Food Show (group), Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2013

- Toronto International Art Fair 2012, selected for ADAC Booth

- Nocturne at Night, Halifax Archives, Halifax, NS, 2012

- Our Friends and Neighbours, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB, 2012

- Roberts Gallery Toronto, Artists Choice (group) 2012

- Toronto International Art Fair 2011, Roberts Gallery booth

- Field of Vision: The Maritime Landscape, Gallery 78,

 Fredericton, NB (group) 2011

- Nocturne- Art at Night, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS. 2009

- Field of Vision, Gallery 78, NB 2009 (group)

- Picturing Landscape, Works from Permanent collection,

 Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS (group) 2009



Selected Permanent Collections

Official portrait of Raymond E Ivany, 15th president of Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

Acadia University collection

Canada Post Philatelic Archive, four oil portraits of Margaret Atwood

Fortis, St. John's NL

Stewart McKelvey, Law, Halifax, NS

TD Canada Trust, Nova Scotia

Scotia Bank, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Bridge Commission, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Oakville Trafalger Memorial Hospital, Ontario

Acadia University Art Gallery

St Francis Xavier University Art Gallery

Marriott Hotels, Halifax Harbourfront, Halifax, NS.

Beacon Securities, Halifax, NS.

City of Moncton, New Brunswick

Bergengren Credit Union, Antigonish, NS

The Pace Group, Halifax, NS

Wagner and Associates, Halifax, NS.

North Eastern Pipelines Inc., Halifax, NS.

Newport Partners Inc., Toronto, Ontario

Pioneer Investments, Boston

Cambrian Chemicals Inc., Oakville Ontario

Private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Germany, UK,

Switzerland, Netherlands and South Africa




-Folklore Portraits, The Ballad (curse) of Betsy Publicover, The Canadian Art Junkie, J. Walters 2023

-The Newfoundland Quarterly (Water Taxi painting), Winter edition, 2022/23

-The Grapevine, Anna Horsnell interview - Love and Landscape, 2020

- Newfoundland Quarterly, Interview, 2020

-Remembering the Alms House, Chronicle Herald, September 8, 2020

-Remembering the Alms House, The Telegram, September 8, 2020

-Think you know the story of Maud Lewis? Laura Kenins, CBC, March 01, 2019

- Acadia Art Gallery's new show is Whose Maud?, Wendy Elliot, Kings County Register, July, 2018

- Acadia Gallery Hosts 'Whose Maud' Exhibition, Heather Desveaux, Chronicle Herald, June, 2018

- Saving Maud, Chronicle Herald, Elisa Barnard, Sepmber, 2017

- O' Canada, Brett Lockwood,

-Simply the Best: Our Arts & Life honour roll for 2014, Chronicle Herald, PLANS recognized.

-Rugs, paintings shine light on architecture of coastal beacons, Chronicle Herald, Elissa    Barnard,November, 2014

-Questions on Canvas, Tara Bradbury, The Telegram, NL, July 23, 2014

-An assembler of place, Truro Daily News, July, 2014, Truro Daily News, J. Guinan

-'Realistic' artwork to be featured in Truro in September, Truro Daily News,

Janice Guinan, July 3, 2014

-Visions of Reality, Chronicle Herald, Elisa Barnard, April, 2014

-Artists get real in Truro, Cape Breton exhibits, Chronicle Herald, Elisa Barnard, Sept., 2014

-‘Realism up for Grabs’, Ellisa Barnard, Chronicle Herald, January,

18th, 2013, Dalhousie group show

-Capture, 2014, CBC Information Morning, January 20th, Dalhousie, group show

-‘The Real World’, Paula Bugden, Halifax Magazine, 2012

-‘Natalie’s Glasses’, Review by Keith McPherson, CM Magazine,

Volume XVIII Number 23, February 17, 2012

-‘NS. Painter brings vision to realism of everyday life.’

Ellisa Barnard, Chronicle Herald, Nov. 13th, 2011

-‘Putting images to words.” Jenna Conter, Metro News, Nov. 2, 2011

-‘An artistic statement from Steven Rhude’ CBC radio, Dec. 23, 2010

-‘Rhude’s paintings take us away’ Megan Power, Chronicle Herald

The Nova Scotian /Books, Mach 6, 2011

-‘Steven Rhude; Declared Surplus’ The Coast, Halifax, Holly Gordon, Sept, 24th, 2010

-‘Many delightful layers to Natalie’s Glasses’, Pam Sword, editor The

Chronicle Herald , Dec., 2011

-‘Rhude defends a Canadian icon.’ Ellisa Barnard, Chronicle Herald, Oct., 9, 2011

-‘A Place called away’ Noted artist launches new book, Robert Hirtle

Bridgewater Bulletin, Nov. 30, 2010

-‘Rhude a fish out of water’ Dean Lisk, Metro News, Halifax. Sept. 6, 2007

- ‘Fishing village makes a splash - Art about Canso’ Dean Lisk, Daily

 News, Halifax, Sept.2, 2006

-‘Rhude examines fishery’ Ellisa Barnard, Chronicle Herald Oct, 15, 2006

-‘Rhude Awakening’ Ellisa Barnard, Chronicle Herald, May 1, 2004

-‘Rhude tempers realism with bold romance’ Ellisa Barnard,

Chronicle Herald, May 1, 1997



Public Talks


Red Sofa Series with Laura Kenney, Acadia University, Anna Robbins

Whose Maud?, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS

Using Art History in Art, with Professor Laurie Dalton, Acadia University Art History Class, 2018

Saving Maud, with Laura Kenney and Lance Woolaver, Secord Gallery, 2017

Post Cod, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, 2016

The Figure in Realism, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch, NS, 2016

Panel Discussion on Realism, Acadia University Art Gallery, 2015

Panel Discussion on Realism, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, 2014

Lighthouse paintings, Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, NS 2014

Mark Rothko, Halifax Memorial Library, Halifax, NS, 2013

Temple of the Mind, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, 2010

Art and Regionalism, Lunenburg Academy, Lunenburg, NS, 2011

Lighthouse/Darkhouse; The New Outsider, Maritime Museum of

the Atlantic, Halifax, NS, 2011




Gallery Representation


Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, NL

Gallery 78, Fredericton New Brunswick

Secord Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Address: 25 Grandview Drive,

Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

B4P 1W7

Tel. 902.300. 5903

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