Born and raised near Fishing Lake, in eastern Alberta.
He studied animation at the Vancouver Film School and later studied art design and 3D animation at the Art Institute of Vancouver. He took part in the Aboriginal film production program at Capilano College and later was asked to return as a guest lecturer.
As an illustrator, painter and animator he is based in Vancouver He has produced animated shorts for the children’s series Nehiyawetan on the television specialty channel APTN. He was lead artist on the animated series Amy’s Mythic Mornings created by Delores Smith and Daryl Whetung and produced by GFZ Studios of Vancouver. It also appears (2017/8) on the APTN channel. He was Art Director and lead animator for The Healing Dance.
In November 2011, he was a special filmmaker guest at the inaugural at the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival chosen for his work in film and animation.
As can been seen below, he participated in all three volumes of the Moonshot series. In 2020, He painted a mural at Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre in Smoky Lake Alberta.
BOOK GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Moonshot v. 1 & 2 published by Alternate History Comics Inc. & edited by Hope Nicholson.
Moonshot v. 3, published by Avani/Inhabit Education Books Inc. & edited by Elizabeth LaPensée & Michael Sheyahshe.
Content title page & cover book front:
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection. 2015.
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection, v. 2, 2017. “Indian Planet.”
Moonshot: the Indigenous Comics Collection, v. 3, 2020. The illustration is unidentified. It may or may not be by Stephen Gladue.
Moonshot. 2015: “Thunderbird”” 160-161.
Moonshot, v. 2. 2017: “9 Mile Lake.” Writ., Tanya Tagaq”: 82-83.
Moonshot, v. 3, 2020: “”H20” Writ., Gerard & Peto-Gay Roberts: 37-38.
Moonshot. 2015: “Biographies”: 173.
“Stephen Gladue https://metiscrossing.com/work-of-metis-artist-stephen-gladue-supported-by-husky-energy/ Accessed 28 December 2020.
A Stephen Gladue Mural at Metis Crossing Alberta. https://metiscrossing.com/work-of-metis-artist-stephen-gladue-supported-by-husky-energy/ Accessed 28 December 2020.
From, Moonshot, 2015: Front cover.