Anne Steves is a Welsh/Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Cumberland BC. Working through a site-based practice, and influenced by her experiences as an immigrant, Steves examines the act of being “in residence”. For her it is an intimate physical presence in place that is inherently disrupted by a lack/absence. Steves' explorations often begin with a period of research into local landscapes and material cultures and then develop into serial works that test the limitations of knowing somewhere new.
Steves received a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA in Studio Practices from the University of Victoria. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the UK. She has recently participated in the Canadian Craft Biennial, the NOVA Young Welsh Artist Exhibition and the MAWA Winnipeg Residency.