Summer 2002 Artist’s Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1999 – 2001 Master of Fine Arts – Recipient of the Michael Doherty Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1993 – 1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graduated with Honors & Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1980 – 1984 Bachelor of Science (Business Administration-Marketing), Boston University, Boston, MA

Solo Exhibitions


there is no one left to blame, curated by Helen Molesworth, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (catalog)


you don’t deserve me, Samsøn, Boston, MA
, Mendes Wood, Sao Paolo, Brazil


RAPTURE/New Work, Samsøn, Boston, MA
VOLTA5, with RHYS MENDES Gallery, Booth C3, Markthalle, Basel, Switzerland


Rapture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Hall Street Gallery, Curator: Erin Dziedzic, Savannah, GA


No Ego: New Paintings by Steve Locke, Montserrat College of Art, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Beverly, MA, Curator: Leonie Bradbury
mo(u)rning, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA


Youshi Li + Steve Locke – New Paintings, Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA


Circumference, Mills Project Space-Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Director/Curator: Laura Donaldson
when you’re a boy…, Artists Foundation Main Gallery, Boston, MA, Director/Curator: Kathleen Bitetti
New Paintings/New Drawings, Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State College, Framingham, MA


Some Men, Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston, MA


Division of Labor, Noonan Gallery, Cambridge, MA


Guys with Ties and other Portraits – New Paintings, Noonan Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Group Exhibitions


Paint Things: beyond the stretcher, curated by Evan Garza and Dina Deitsch, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (catalog)


Hung Jury, curated by Susan Metrican, 225 Friend Street, Boston, MA
curated by Kate True & AJ Liberto, Fort Point Art Center Gallery, Boston, MA
One more kiss then we're history,
Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA


I am who I am: The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Anthony Greaney X DAN GRAHAM X Samsøn,
Cottage Home, LA, CA


Man Up, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Traversing Gender,
The McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Curator: Deborah Disston


Boston Does Boston III, Proof, Boston, MA
Reaganography, No Globe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Frank Meuschke
Casual Males, Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA, Curator: Lynne Cooney
Still Painting, RHYS MENDES Gallery, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil


Group Exhibition, Gallery PeoPeo, Beijing, China
ambivalent figuration; people, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Selections ’08, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Boston, MA


Visual Dialogues, Schiltkamp Gallery at Clark University, Traina Center for the Arts, Worcester MA, Curator: Elli Crocker


Simulacrum, Lillian Immig Gallery at Emmanuel College, Boston, MA


superSalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Boston High Tea, AramonaStudio, New York City, NY, Curator: Peter Wayne Lewis
The 18th Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Juror: Raphaela Platow, Curator, Rose Art Museum


Making a Mark, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Curator: Helen Shlien


Selections from the Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, Curator: James Hull
Drawing the New Millennium: The Challenge of Media & Idea to the Nature of Drawing, Maine Artists Space, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME, Jurors: Elizabeth French, Curator, The Drawing Center, New York, John Murchie, Independent Curator, New Brunswick
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Bakalar Gallery, MA College of Art, Boston, MA
His and Hers: New Drawings (with Candice Smith Corby), Patricia Doran Gallery, Boston, MA
Members Show, Copley Society, Boston, MA
Red, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror: Harry Cooper, Fogg Museum of Art, HUAC


ART Cetera Auction / Benefit for the AIDS Action Committee, Cyclorama, Boston, MA, Juror: Pennie Brantley, Boston Center for the Arts


2009 Recipient – LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund Grant
2007 Recipient – Art Matters Foundation Grant


Cate McQuaid, “A Painter who Changed with the Times” Boston Globe, Sept. 6, 2007
Cate McQuaid, "Gallery Pick" Boston Globe, Calendar, Oct. 19, 2006
J. Aram Mouradian, "Locke's forbidden world revealed" In Newsweekly, Oct. 11, 2006
David Wildman and Justin Becker, "Fall Arts Preview" Weekly Dig, Volume 8 Issue 39, Sept. 27, 2006
Cate McQuaid, “10 Artists to Watch”, cover, Boston GLOBE Magazine, Mar. 19, 2006
Shawn Hill, “Steve Locke: Circumference,” artsMEDIA “Gallery Gallery” Nov./Dec. 2005
Randi Hopkins, “Only Human ‘Standing on One Foot” and ‘Steve Locke’ at the Mills Gallery; ‘Quantum Grids’ at the Sert Gallery,” The Boston Phoenix, Oct. 7-13, 2005
Kate Ledogar, “Steve Locke, Artist - The Good Bostonian,” Weekly Dig, Volume 7 Issue 37, Sept. 14-21, 2005
Constantine von Hoffman, “Out and About.” CMO Magazine, Nov. 2004
David Wildman & Nicole Klosteman, “Upstarts: The New Guard in Galleries” Weekly Dig, Vol. 6, Issue 43, 10/27/04 – 11/03/04
Edgar Allen Beam, “Danforth Gallery Draws to a Close,” Maine Times, Nov. 4, 2001
Chris Thompson, “Cogito Vertigo Sum: Danforth Gallery’s Drawing the New Millennium,” Portland Phoenix, 11/2/01


Boston Globe Magazine cover [pdf]

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