Steve Harvey


Steven Harvey (b. 1965, Sydney) undertook a Bachelor of Art (Education) at the City Art Institute in Sydney (1986) and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in 1989 before graduating in 1994 with a Masters of Art (Painting) from University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts.

Harvey’s paintings give form to his sense of immersion and participation in the environment – whether the “exterior” landscape, or the “interior” studio space. For Harvey, journeys into the Australian desert and coastline, as well as remote locations including the islands of Papua New Guinea, the Polish highlands, the Rajasthan desert, India or the Daintree Rainforest have formed an integral element in his process, as he translates his subjective experiences into archetypal pictorial dramas. Whilst his work sits within the abstract idiom, it is ground in a sense of place or nature, yet also retains open-ended interpretations.
From 1993 to 1999, Harvey exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions at the Coventry Gallery, Sydney. Harvey has held solo exhibitions with Martin Browne Fine Art in Sydney and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, and is now represented by Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney.

Steven Harvey is represented in public collections including Art Bank, The University of New South Wales, Tamworth Regional Gallery, The Macquarie Group Collection, New England Regional Art Museum, and private collections in America, England, Australia and New Zealand.

Steven Harvey lives and works in the Southern Highlands, NSW.