Mike Steinhauer is a photographer, conceptual artist, freelance writer and arts administrator. He is keenly interested in the urban environment—in particular the relationship between past and present use of space, and between work of art and the environment within which it is placed.
Steinhauer’s work has been shown in both Ottawa and Edmonton. He has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues and has written for Ottawa Magazine, Spacing Ottawa and VanierNow.
Steinhauer has a Master of Arts from the School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University, a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of Alberta and a Diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College. As part of his undergraduate program, Steinhauer studied abroad at the Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy.
Since moving to Ottawa, Steinhauer has worked in various cultural organizations including the National Gallery of Canada, the Library of Parliament and the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the past President of the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and past Vice-Chair of the Ottawa Museum Network. Steinhauer sat on the Board of Directors of SAW Gallery and Heritage Ottawa.
All images © Mike Steinhauer, 2020.