Stephen Cruise was born in Montréal, Québec and currently lives and works in Willowdale, Ontario. After attending the Ontario College of Art from 1967-70, he was a founding member of A Space Gallery, Toronto, one of Canada’s earliest artist-run/alternative galleries, from 1970-74. He has exhibited both locally, nationally and internationally and participated in the Biennale Barro de Amèrica in Caracas, Venezuela in 1992, 1995, & 1998. His artworks are in the public collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa.
Selected public art commissions: shaping Residency 2019, Kitchener, Ontario; Memorial address 2013, Fredericton New Brunswick; gathering of a same time 2011, Metro Place, Toronto, Ontario; Familia 2011, H. E. Kennedy Park, Port Credit, Ontario; indigena domain 2008, Civic Centre, Cambridge; Vessel, 2002, Manulife Rec. Centre, Waterloo, Ontario; after/before, 2002, Don Mills Station, Sheppard Subway, Toronto; bell Measure, 1999, Odette Sculpture Park, Windsor; stoneWay, 1999, Baycrest Centre, Toronto; one hundred links – one chain ,1998, Gibson Park, Toronto; Places in a book (6 chapters) 1997, Spadina LRT, Pole Colonnade, Toronto, (Sussex to Wilcocks St.).
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