• Untitled #16 (Northern Lights series)
  • 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas
  • Dori-Ann Steinberg

Artist Information

Dori-Ann Steinberg

Price Range: $350-$4500

I consider myself an object maker, and though I rely on the traditional compositional elements of space, light, visual movement and tension between the parts and the whole, my work is abstract and, for the most part, non-representational. My figurative work is therapeutic – a self-check of sorts, it is my connection to the roots of art and its history.

Fibonacci rules, and their natural fusion of science and art, are always in the back of my mind. I enjoy the synthesis of order and disorder (chaos), light and dark, regularity and irregularity, construction and deconstruction. This is, perhaps, what creates my desire to work in any material that finds its way into my studio. Anything is game depending on my mood. I enjoy working with materials that can evolve- malleable materials like clay and wax but also glass, metals, wood, stone, and even found objects.

My paintings evolve in a similar way as the sculpture I create—through the same sort of subliminal play process - but they emphasize the non-objective and the abstract in a different way. The nature of paint allows me to relinquish associations with the world outside of the studio and let the canvas take on its own identity, its own world.

No matter the medium, my art reflects my observation of both the natural and constructed environments I live in and visit in my travels.

Dori-ann Steinberg


1985 Graduate Diploma in Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education

1984 Post Graduate Technical studies in Sculpture, Canberra School of Art

1983 Master of Fine Art Program, (Sculpture) University of Oregon, and USA

1981 Bachelor of Fine Art Program, (Sculpture), California College of Arts and Crafts


2010 Chaordic Consequence, SQart projects, (Skew Gallery), Calgary,

2001 Solo exhibition, Kalef Halpin, Bankers Hall, Calgary

1997 An Overview, Glide Hall Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff

1996 Canberra Characters, Art Stop, ACT

1995 Field Installation, Coolac NSW

1993 Sculpture in the Park, Glebe Park, ACT

1992 Hebraic Connections, National Jewish Centre, ACT

1987 Suburban homes Tilley Divines, ACT

1982 Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, N.J, USA


2016 Rotating Miniature Christmas Show, Wallace Galleries, Calgary AB

2016 Canada Day Celebrations 2016, Wallace Galleries, Calgary AB

2015 Happy New Year 2015, Wallace Galleries, Calgary AB

2002 Bata Shoe Museum, The Glass Slipper Show, Toronto

2002 Avens Gallery, HAWT, Canmore, AB

2000 Traditional Values Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia

2000 Kalef Halpin, Bankers Hall, Calgary

2000 ARTS 2000 Royal Academy of Art, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

2000 GAAC Members Exhibition, Red Deer, College, Red Deer, AB

1998 Team sculpture competition, Simpson & Roberts Architects, Calgary

1997 They’re Out There, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT*

1996 The Good the Bad the Ugly, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

1996 Women and Their Art, ANCA Studios, ACT

1996 The Environment and Me, Tap Gallery, Sydney, NSW**

1996 The Pet Shop, Fyshwick, ACT

1996 Bald Archie, Coolac Festival, Coolac, NSW

1995 God Save the Queen, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

1995 Ding Dang Don’t, Spiral Arm Gallery, ACT

1995 Three Dimensions, Canberra Grammar School, ACT

1994 A Brush with the Bush, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

1994 Sister Trust, Fireside Gallery, Gorman House, ACT

1994 Taking Stock, BMI Building, Canberra, ACT

1993 Hands On Pants Off, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

1992 Addressing the Chair, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

1992 Three “D” in the park, Glebe Park, ACT

1990 Members Exhibition, Crafts Council of the ACT

1985 New Artists Gallery, Canberra ACT

1983 University of Oregon Art Gallery, Eugene, Oregon, USA

1983 Lane Community College Art Gallery, Eugene Oregon

1981 Mercer County Art Gallery, Princeton, N.J, USA


2001 Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary

2001 The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff

2000 The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff

1999 Templar Design Inc. Centre of Performing Arts, Calgary

1999-8 Woodridge Ford, Calgary

1998 The Palace Night Club, Calgary

1997 Paragon Capital Corporation, Calgary

1997 Templar Designs, Calgary

1995 Peter Haynes, Parliament House, Canberra ACT

1995 Blake Dawson Waldron, Canberra, ACT

1995 Christine White, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1993 Set Design, Secret Life of Carbon, Canberra Youth Theatre

1993 Set Design, Merchant of Venice, Narrabunda College, ACT

1988 Canadian Pacific Hotels, Nakiska, Alberta


1992 Pat Corrigan Artists Grant, through the Australia Council

1992 ACT Cultural Grant, Secret Life of Carbon

1991 Capital Arts Patrons Organization Grant, Canberra, ACT

1986 LEDA Funding Grant, to establish the Bronze Works Inc, ACT

1982 Johnson Foundation Grant, NJ, USA

1981 Johnson Foundation Grant, NJ, USA


Straight Magazine, Junk as Art, by Wes Lafortune, September 13, 2001

The Banff Crag and Canyon, “Creative Sparks”, by Gavin Young

Radio Review/ Interview with Trevor Smith, Triple X radio July 13, 1996

Kerry-Anne Cousins” The Pet Shop” MUSE Magazine, number 153, July1996

Annette Cohen “Sculpture in Glebe” Community Times, March 1993

Sonia Barron “Remarkably diverse responses” Canberra Times Nov.12, 1992

Sasha Grishin “Diversity” Canberra Times February 8, 1985


Lectures, Workshops and Instruction

1997-present Team building workshops, businesses and peer groups

1997-present Private tuition for adults and children, Artists studio, Calgary

1998-2001 Art instruction, Calgary Home Schooling Association, Catholic school Board

1998 Global Learning Academy, Clay for children, Calgary

1997 Mount Pleasant Arts Centre and Wildflower Arts Centre, Children’s classes, Calgary

1997 Central Memorial High School, Art and Language, English department, Calgary

1995-96 Instructor, Lake Ginninderra College, ACT

1996 Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education, Weston Creek, ACT

1995-96 Private tuition for Adults and children, Artists studio, Campbell ACT

1992 Project Artist, Chartwell, ACT

1990-93 Lecturer, technician, The Bronze Works Inc., ACT

1985-90 Drawing Instructor, Canberra Artists Workshop, Kingston, ACT

1986 Guest Lecturer, Alberta College of Art, Calgary

1983 Department of Industrial Design, Canberra College of Advanced Education

Technical and Curatorial Experience/Residencies

1998 Glass Hot Shop Assistant, Pilchuk Glass School, Pilchuk, Washington

1997 Alberta College of Art and Design, Spring Session, Glass casting workshop

1997 Artist in Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta

1996 Curator, “The Pet-Shop Exhibition”, Fyshwick, ACT

1993 Curator Taking Stock Exhibition, BMI CENTRE, Civic, ACT

1993 Secretary, The Crafts Council of the ACT

1992-94 Project Artist, Casting, The Bronze Works Inc., ACT

1992 Set and Costumes, “Secret Life of Carbon”, Canberra Youth Theatre

1983 Dept. of Industrial Design, Canberra College of Advanced Education

1982 Administrative Assistant, JATI, International Sculpture Symposium, Oak, Ca.


1981-82 Apprentice, Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Princeton, NJ