Born Edinburgh, 1981. Lives and works in Manchester, UK


2007 MFA, Goldsmiths, University of London

2006 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London

2002 BA Fine Art, DOJCAD, University of Dundee (1st Class)


2019 THE MAIDEN VOYAGE, Georges Dock Plaza, Liverpool Dock, Liverpool

2018/19  WHY BE EXOTIC IN PRIVATE?, The Foundry Gallery, London and Rogue Project Space, Manchester

2017 THIS BUILDING FOR HOPE, solo exhibition and externally sited work, The Midland, Morecambe

2017 TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH, The Breakwater, South Beach, Miami, USA

2017 THIS HOUSE FOR BUILDING, The Tetley, Leeds

2016 AN ARCHITECTURE OF JOY, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2016 LOOKING BACK| MOVING FORWARDS, In Certain Places, Preston

2015 THE FAIR, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, various sites, Glasgow


2012 FOLLOWING THE MARKET SQUARE, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

2011 REDIRECTION AND NETWORK TIMEOUT, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China and CHRC Gallery, Goldsmiths, London

2010 COMMUNITAS DIGITAS, The Surgery at Nunhead, London



2018-19 AB&B COMMISSION, AB&B/ Leftcoast, Blackpool, UK

2018-19 OUR LIBRARY OF LIGHT, The Human Library/Sefton Libraries, Crosby, UK

2018 100 YEARS OF PROGRESS, Art Carbooty Test Pilot Bursary, Manchester, UK 

2017 EDITION COMMISSION, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK



2016-2017 AA2A ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, University of Central Lancashire Printmaking Department, UK

2016 GRUNDY ART GALLERY COURTYARD COMMISSION, Blackpool, UK (supported by Arts Council England)


2015 FINDING TREBLINKA COMMISSION, Centre for Archaeology at Staffordshire University. Supported by Rothschild Foundation.

2012 FOLLOWING THE MARKET SQUARE, Residency with Harris Museum and In Certain Places, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

2011-12 AA2A ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Manchester School of Art, UK

2011 501 ARTSPACE RESIDENCY, 501 Artspace & Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, China



2018 Arts Council England Project Grant 

2018 a-n Artist Bursary for international travel to New York and Miami

2017 Artists International Development Award, British Council and Arts Council England

2017 Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

2016 A-n Critical Writing Bursary

2015 Research and Development Award, Arts Council England

2011 Grants for the Arts Award, Arts Council England

2007 Student Awards Agency for Scotland Postgraduate Bursary

2006 Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Bursary

2005 Scottish International Education Trust Grant

2002 Dyer Guild Award



2018  Manifesto, Rogue Project Space, Rogue Artist Studios, Manchester

2017  For Space, PAPER, Manchester, curated by Simon Woolham

         Outcome, PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

 2016 Division of Labour, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, curated by Lucy Harvey

           Finding Treblinka, Wiener Library, London

           Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part III, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax

2015  Finding Treblinka, Treblinka Museum, Treblinka, Poland.

          Curiosity, East Street Arts, Leeds

2014  Sluice Art Fair, New York (with PAPER gallery)

           Industry, Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield

           The Drawing Project, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2013 With: Rogue Project Space, Manchester

         Jerwood Drawing Prize, mac Birmingham and University College of Arts Bournemouth

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London and Jerwood Space Hastings

         Access All Areas, Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art



2019 A City Goes To Sea, texts by Sara Jaspan and Jenny Steele. Limited Edition Publication of 50.

2019 The Seaside Resort: Nostalgia and Restoration, co authored by Jenny Steele & David Jarratt, Practicing Place: Creative and Critical Reflections on Place, Edited by Elaine Speight published by Art Editions North.

2018 Transatlantic Seaside Moderne, The Modernist - Holiday 28, The Modernist Society

2017 Transatlantic Seaside Moderne, essays by Jenny Steele and Linda Pittwood 

2017  This is Proof? Forensic Evidence and Ambiguous Material Culture at Treblinka Extermination Camp, Caroline Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite, International Journal of Histor. Archaeology

2016 Treblinka: Archaeological Investigations and Artistic Responses. Caroline Sturdy Colls and Michael Branthwaite. Published by Staffordshire University.

2015 Subplots to a City. Charles Quick, Elaine Speight and Gerrie van Noord (editors). Published by In Certain Places

2014 A Line Going For A Walk - The Drawing Project. Essays by Sophie Preston and Lewis Cornish, edited by Jenny Core.

2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Catalogue, Jerwood Space

2007 Goldsmiths Masters Exhibition 2007, Goldsmiths College and Gaffa Editions, London



Nov 2019 Art B&B, BBC Front Row, BBC Radio, with Laura Robertson

Nov 2019 Q&A Interview with Jenny Steele, 

June 2019 Interview with Jenny Steele, After View Contemporary Art Magazine 

June 2019 Art by the Metre, The Fourdrinier, Jenny Steele's Wallpaper for Crosby Library by Dr Natalie Bradbury

June 2019 Art in Manchester: Why be exotic in private? Louise Giovannelli.. Brian Wild, Bees Blog 

March 2019 The Democratic Art of conversation based writing' Review of Practicing Place book, by Sara Jaspan, The Double Negative

Feb 2019 Selected Visual Arts London, World of Interiors Magazine

Jan 2019 Miami Moderne Preview, Sloane Square Magazine, Jan-Feb '19

Dec 2018 Members Events: Miami Mis En Scene,, by Richard Taylor 

Dec 2018 Miami Dreaming, Printmaking Today, by Leonie Bradley

June 2018 Jenny Steele on Miami Beach & Morecambe, Material Source by Tora Baker 

March 2018 A-N Bursaries 2018,, by Jack Hutchinson

Dec 2017 Interview Feature Jenny Steele, Creative Boom, by Laura Collinson 

Oct 2017 Jenny Steele: This Building for Hope, This Is Tomorrow, Review by Selina Oakes

Oct 2017 Miami to Morecambe: This Building for Hope, Corridor 8, Review by Jack Welsh

Oct 2017 Miami to Morecambe, Vintage Explorer Magazine Oct/Nov 2017

Sept 2017 Miami to Morecambe, The Cheshire Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017 

Sep 2017 Miami to Morecambe: This Building for Hope, Creative Tourist, by Sara Jaspen 

July 2017 Miami Moderne Interview, British Council Arts Back of the Envelope Blog

May 2017 For Space review by Sara Jaspan, PAPER Magazine

Dec 2016 Artist View, C20 Magazine, by Catherine Croft

Dec 2016 Division of Labour, Corridor 8, review by Polly Checkland

Oct 2016 Jumping into the Unknown, Double Negative, by Daniel McMillan

Aug 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Artworld Magazine Shanghai, China, by Linda Pittwood

Aug 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Interpretation Matters, by Dany Louise

July 2016 Review: An Architecture of Joy, Corridor 8, by Tom Emery

July 2016 Interview with Jenny Steele, Alt Blackpool, by Claire Griffiths

July 2016 'An Architecture of Joy', Big Issue North online

July 2016 'Pictures of...An Architecture of Joy',, by Jack Hutchinson

April 2015 Glasgow Open House Art Festival Highlights, West End Report

Feb 2014 Launch Pad: The Drawing Project, The Double Negative, written by Emma Summer.

Feb 2014 The Drawing Project - Castlefield Gallery, Corridor 8, written by Sophie Preston.

Oct 2013 With:, The Skinny, written by Ali Gunn.

Aug 2012 'The Revenge of Paper (Gallery)', Corridor8, written by Alexandros Papadopoulos.

Aug 2012 '365 days of Preston', BBC Lancashire. Interview about Harris Museum residency.

July 2012 Interview on BBC Lancashire at Harris Museum about InCertainPlaces residency.

July 2012 'Watching the world go by'. Feature in Lancashire Evening Post about InCertainPlaces residency.



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

Lothian Council, Edinburgh

Donna Karan Ltd, New York

Medical and Financial Management, Edinburgh

Dyer Guild Trust, Dundee

Various private collections



2016 Review of John Moore's Painting Prize, A-n online

2013 'To PhD or not PhD', The Rant for Axis, Online resource for Contemporary Art

2011 'Is part-time lecturing still a viable employment for practising artists?', The Rant for Axis-web

2011 'Truth or Lies', Guest Writer for, curated art and writing programme by Marialaura Ghidini, PhD Researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', Lightning Paper Abstract, INTERFACE 2011, London

2011 'Redirection and Network Timeout', a-n blog, about 501 artspace residency, Chongqing, China

2010 The D Factor (Perspectives Paper), Body, Space and Technology Journal (Volume 9/Number 02), Brunel University, ISSN 1470-9120