Steve Aldeus

Born in Cambridge, MA
Lives and works in Melrose,MA

Artist Statement 

Breaking things down and building them up is a recurring theme in my work. Collage, Assemblage, and Painting have become a language that helps me talk about my ideas. I let the material tell me what to do and reconstruct an image through a black cultural lens.


2023 MFA Lesley College of Art and Design         

2004 BFA Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University         

Select Exhibitions

2023      Lesley MFA Graduate Exhibit, Lunder Arts Center          

2023      Lesley MFA 20th Anniversary Show, Lesley University              

2022      Mining Melrose, Follow Your Art community studio,         

2022      Between You and I, Piano Craft Gallery         

2004      AIB Animation & Illustration show, Coolidge Corner Theater        


2023      6 Art School stars to watch- Boston Globe               

2021      DESE’s Guidebook of Culturally Diverse Artists and Artworks     

Awards, Grants, And Residencies

2021      Lesley MFA Dean's Merit Scholarship        

2021      Melrose Foundation Trust Arts Fellowship      


2023 Malden Public Library Art Galleries        

Related Professional Activity 

2023 Lynn Creative Cities Project Board Member        

2022 2022 Lesley Alumni Greeting Cards (selected work)                  

2021 “Home is Project” Melrose Community Arts w/Circus Up  

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