Photograph Juliette Mills

Stephen Park was born in Edinburgh in 1962, and grew up in Newcastle.

While attending Goldsmiths College he was included in the New Contemporaries at the ICA London.  He graduated from Goldsmiths with a First class honours in 1985, and the same year was included in a group show at the Serpentine Gallery.  In 1987 he gained a Higher Diploma in Sculpture from the Slade School London. The following year he exhibited at Canary Wharf with Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Michael Landy and others in Freeze.  

In 1992 he was awarded the Henry Moore Fellowship at the Slade, which was extended for him the following year.  He has subsequently exhibited in the UK and abroad.

Stephen Park has also designed and made jewellery, and performed comedy and poetry, (which he presented at the Port Elliot Literary festival and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, among many other venues). Until 2008, he regularly co-hosted the popular cabaret event in Totnes, One Night Stanza.

He has been closely involved with the Dartmoor Arts Summer School since its inception in 2006. Throughout his career he has taught and delivered workshops at various places including The Royal College of Art.

Education
1985-1987 Slade School of Art Higher Diploma in Sculpture
1982-1985 Goldsmiths College 1st Class Honours Degree Fine Art.
1981-1982 Newcastle College of Art Foundation in Art, Design and Technology
Artist residencies
1992-4 Henry Moore Fellowship, The Slade School.
2016    Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells
Solo Exhibitions

2016  Stephen Park Drawings, Innovation Centre, Exeter University
1999  Stephen Park, The Arch Galleri, Kalmar, Sweden
1998  Drawings, The Plough Art Gallery, Torrington, Devon
1994  Stephen Park, Sculpture & Drawing, University College London

Group Exhibitions

2016  Boxing Shadows, Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, Powys
2015  Slow Abstraction, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Plymouth
2015  Finding Form, The Square Club, Bristol
2014  The Plough Open Drawing Competition, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington (1st Prize)
2014   Works on Paper, Stephen Park and Sarah Hoskins, Artspace at 57, Ashburton
2014  Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open Exhibition, The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
2013  The Plough Open Drawing Competition, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington (2nd Prize)
2013  Summer Exhibition, Royal Acedmy of Arts, London
2012  Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2012  New Inhabitants, Greenhill Arts, Moretonhampstead, Devon
2009  Far from the Madding Crowd, Road Agent Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
2008  Freeze 20, The Hospital Club, London
2008 The Big Draw, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
1999  Spacex 21, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon
1998  Jos Van Merendonk & Stephen Park, Richard Salmon Gallery, London
1997  The Art Hotel, Kalmar, Sweden
1992  Space International, Battlebridge Rd, St Pancras, London (Bank art collective)
1988  Freeze, Canary Wharf, London
1985  '85 Degree Show, Serpentine Gallery, London
1983  New Contemporaries, ICA, London

Articles

Jessica Berrens: "Freeze 20 years on", Observer Magazine, 1 June 2008
Francesca Martin: "YBA greats reunited for Freeze's 20th anniversary", The Guardian, 18 June 2008
Lucy Lepchani  "Looking after the Shapes" Tribe Magazine July 20014