Biography

photo by Isabel Fryszberg (2021)

Edie Steiner produces independent media arts projects, which are exhibited in international film screenings, art galleries, and published in cultural texts. Her work crosses several genres including fiction film, documentary, academic, and experimental work. Edie’s films have been broadcast on Canadian public television and won international awards. Her early documentary photography is in the National Gallery of Canada photography collection and she has exhibited in many galleries including the Art Gallery of Ontario (New Portraits and Exposure). Edie Steiner’s 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. Recent work includes a one-hour documentary film, Borderland Memories (2020).

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: edie@ediesteiner.com