Curriculum Vitae


Upcoming Exhibitions

2018 Savary Island and Mexico City Watercolours | 2015-2018 , Field Contemporary, Vancouver.


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Breathing Machines , Field Contemporary, Vancouver.

2011 New Land Paintings , Deluge Contemporary, Victoria.

2007 Mount Analog , Eye Level Gallery, Halifax.

2005 Merryweather , Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto.

Headlands , Helen Pitt Gallery ARC, Vancouver.

2003 The Lions , Red Square, Vancouver.

2000 Something To Adore , Deluge, Victoria.

1999 Abstract Places , Terrain, San Francisco.

1996 Stephanie Aitken: New Paintings , Gallery Sansair, Vancouver.

1994 Soilent Bloom , Khyber Space for Art, Halifax.

Scintilla , Xchanges Gallery, Victoria.

1993 Veins of Dust , Rogue Art, Victoria.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 A Salve of Sorts , WAAP at Vacation, LES, NYC.

2017 Autumn Almanac , Elan Fine Art, Vancouver, BC. (with: Allyson Clay, David MacWilliam, Neil Campbell, Landon Mackenzie)

Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting , Vancouver Art Gallery

Peer Pressure , PLAZA projects, Richmond, BC.

2016 The Daily Grind , Museum London, London, Ontario. Curated by: Cassandra Getty.

2015 25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future , Deluge Contemporary Art, September 11 - October 10, 2015.

2014 The Acorn Artist Series , Vancouver. (related)

Black Diamond Dust , Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo. Curated by: Jesse Birch. (related)

2013 Drama of Perception , Deluge Contemporary Art (with: Katie Lyle and Shelley Penfold) Curated by: Sandra Meigs. (related)

2011 Monomania , Trench Contemporary Art, Vancouver.

Aitken, Donald & Neufeld , Balcone, Vancouver.

2009 Added Value , Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Art, Winnipeg. (with: Chris Dorosz, Stephen Andrews and Janet Werner)

Penny Stocks , LES Gallery, Vancouver.

2007 Aggregate Set , LES Gallery, Vancouver.

Mirror Mirror , Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond.

2005 Thirtieth Anniversary Show , Helen Pitt Gallery ARC, Vancouver.

2003 Florafauna , Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver.

Psychic Geographies 2 , Or Gallery, Vancouver.

Cutbacks , Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver.

2002 Working Drawings , Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver.

Contours: Extended Painting from the Pacific Northwest , Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.

1999 Delicate , 381g, San Francisco.

1995 Love for Sale , Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax.

Beyond Circumstance , Hunter College West Art Gallery, New York.

1992 Invitational , Access Gallery, Vancouver.

Helen Pitt Awards Exhibition , Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.


Selected Bibliography

2018 Painting and Obstinacy , Andrew Witt, Peripheral Review Press.

2017 Painting comes back from the dead at the Vancouver Art Gallery , Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun.

Entangled shows contemporary Canadian painting is alive and well , Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight.

Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, catalogue essay , Bruce Grenville

2016 Black Diamond Dust Catalogue , Jesse Birch and Will Holder, Nanaimo Art Gallery

2015 Stephanie Aitken: Paintings That Create an Equivalence for Nature , Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun online. (

2014 Black Diamond Dust: Industry and Labour , Michael Turner for Canadian Art (related)

2013 Painters Inspire New Perceptions , Julian Gunn interview with Sandra Meigs. (related)

2010 Added Value at Platform Centre , Alison Gillmor, Border Crossings Issue #113.

2009 Room Magazine, Art Feature , Fiona Lehn, Editor, Issue 32.2.

Added Value Catalogue Essay , Lisa Wood, Platform Centre, Winnipeg.

2006 d’Or: Explorations in Psychic Geography , Sarah Edmonds, Or Gallery Exhibitions 2003-2004.

Stephanie Aitken: Headlands: New Painting , Sean Alward, C Magazine.

2005 Visual Art Centrefold , Gudrun Will and Mark Mushett, The Vancouver Review.

Progressive Beauty: A Short Conversation With Stephanie Aitken , Lance Blomgren, Headlands Catalogue, Helen Pitt Gallery ARC.

Headlands: New Paintings by Stephanie Aitken , Lance Blomgren and Carey Ann Schaefer, Helen Pitt Gallery ARC.

images accompanying “Water Warning” , Brian Morgan / Chris Wood, The Walrus.

2003 FloraFauna: An Exhibition by Four Artists , Geoff Koeng, CJSF SFU Web Archive.

2002 Flex Your Eyes - Ten Northwest Artists Pull Painting in Deviant Directions , Meg Walker, Monday Magazine.

2001 Extended Boundaries , Susan Down, Times Colonist.

Contours , Matthew Kangas and Lisa Baldissera, Extended Painting in the Pacific Northwest, Catalogue Essays.

2000 Something to Adore , Deborah de Boer, Rogue Art.

1995 Intimacy and Introspection , Niki Lederer, Beyond Circumstance Catalogue, Hunter College West Art Gallery.

1993 Veins of Dust , Fred Douglas, Catalogue Essay.

1992 Helen Pitt Awards 1990-92 Exhibition Catalogue , Alexandria Pierce, AGGV.



2014 BC Arts Council Project Grant

2012 Studio Time: Work of the Living Watch , Banff Centre thematic residency

2011 Canada Council Project Grant

2009 Canada Council Travel Grant

2008 FCA Painting on The Edge Award Winner

2007 Canada Council Visual Arts Project Grant

2006 BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

2002 Canada Council Travel Grant

1992 UBC Fine Arts Medal

Helen Pitt Award


Teaching Experience

Stephanie teaches at Langara College in Vancouver


Volunteer Activities

2008-2011 Board Member , Helen Pitt Gallery ARC, Vancouver.

2000-2008 Designer and Coordinator , Red Square Bazaar, Vancouver.

1996 Board Member , Eye Level Gallery, Halifax.


Upcoming Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
Selected Bibliography
Teaching Experience
Volunteer Activities

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