Steve Cox was born in London in 1958.
He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 1978 – 1981.
He gained his Master of Fine Art (Painting) from Deakin University in 1997.
He is currently undertaking his PhD (Art History) at Monash University.
Since 1982 he has held thirty-two solo exhibitions and has participated in over forty group exhibitions, including:
Perspecta, Art Gallery of NSW (1983);
Moet & Chandon Fellowship (1983);
Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW (1994);
The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW (1994);
It’s Hard to be Human, The Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne (2003);
Moist: Australian Watercolours, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2005);
True Crime: Murder and Misdemeanor in Australian Art, Geelong Gallery (2008).
His work is held in major public and private collections, including:
The National Gallery, Canberra;
The National Gallery, Melbourne;
The Ian Potter Foundation, Melbourne;
Latrobe University Collection;
Benalla Art Gallery;
Geelong Art Gallery;
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery;
The Hirsh Family Collection, Melbourne;
The estate of Francis Bacon, London;
The estate of Reggie Kray, London.