Photograph Juliette Mills

Biography

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 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

2017  Drawn, Royal Western Academy, Bristol

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 Academy 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


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