photo by Isabel Fryszberg (2021)

Edie Steiner’s independent media arts projects are exhibited in international arts venues and published in cultural texts. Her work crosses several genres including fiction film, documentary projects, academic and experimental work. Edie’s films have been broadcast on Canadian public television and won international awards. Her early documentary photographs are in the National Gallery of Canada photography collection and were featured in the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibitions New Portraits and Exposure. Her music artist portraits are represented by Analogue Gallery in Toronto. She holds a PhD in environmental studies and has taught arts-based practices in Canadian and international educational and research venues. Her essay Requiem for Landscape was published in the 2015 collection, Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. Recent work includes a one-hour documentary film, Borderland Memories (2020) and the experimental video poem temporal assemblages (2022).

As a member of the 1980s experimental film collective, The Funnel, Edie produced Super-8mm films in performances with her original music. She later served on the Board of Directors of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) while making short narrative films featuring her original music collaborations with Canadian artists Chip Yarwood, Malcolm Lewis, Juno Award winning producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and Australian composers Colin Offord and Daniel Rojas. Among her published works is the text for Offord’s Bold New Strategies Suite (EMI International, 1999).

Exhibitions include Arsenal Kino, Berlin; Banff Centre for the Arts; Cinematheque Ontario; Cinémathèque Québecois; Collective for Living Cinema, NYC; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; and international film festivals (see Film Pages on this site for detailed listings). Television broadcasts include CBC, Women’s Television Network (WTN), Vision TV, MuchMusic, and community cable.

Professional associations (current): Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC); Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC); The Film-Makers’ Cooperative (NACG); Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography; Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN); Vtape.

You can contact Edie at the following address: