Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
About Alec Stevens
My practice encompasses wooden carved sculptures, installation, conceptual making, drawing, performance and collaboration. I am committed, enthusiastic and certain I am in the career that I get the most satisfaction and enjoyment from.
Projects since graduating in 2011 have taught me to be adaptable, flexible and highly creative in my approach. They range from commissioned performative installations in public spaces, workshops within Olympic bid events, exhibiting new sculptures from my own line of enquiry to numerous commissioned site specific installations reacting to the National Trust's uniquely historic properties within the Arts Council's New Trust Art initiative.
My made work has firm roots within craft and fine art, confidently sitting in both. I aim for my work to be seen, participated and interacted with. I feel that this is important because it is a way to open a debate or have a conversation. This makes my art current and relevant.
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3D Materials Practice Ba (Hons), University of Brighton 2008-2011, 2:1 Art Foundation, City of Bath College, 2006-2007, Merit
Timothy Hawson Memorial Winter Residency- Jedburgh, Scotland. 2013
The National Centre for Craft & Design Growing Mini-Residency- Sleaford. 2013
Grampus Heritage, Leonardo da Vinci EU Funded Traditional Skills Residency- Slovakia/Hungary. 2010
Craft Emergency- Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, 11th Nov- 20th Jan 2014. (Group)
Museum for Neil- Hawson Memorial Winter Residency, Jedburgh, 9th-10th Dec 2013. (Solo & Residency)
Growing- The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, 20th July- 29th Sept 2013. (Group & Residency)
Unravelling the Vyne- The Vyne House & Gardens, Basingstoke, 28th June- 22nd Dec. (Group & Commission)
Fusion- West Dean House & Gardens, Chichester, June 2013. (Group)
The Process of Making Results- Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, April 2013. (Solo)
Making It!- Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, 11th-14th Oct 2012. (Group & Commission)
The Nakedness of Construction- Menier Gallery, London, 15th-18th Aug 2012. (Co-Curated & Group)
Trace- Motorcade/FlashParade- Bristol, 24th- 10th June 2012. (Group)
Lost Properties- Bath Art Fringe, Bath, 25th May- 10th June 2012. (Group)
Unravelling Nymans House- Nymans House, Haywards Heath, 4th May- 31st Oct 2012 (Group & Commission)
New Visuality- According to McGee, York, 11th Nov- 30th Jan 2012. (Group)
New Designers: Show One- Business Design Centre, London, July 2011. (Group)
The Burt Brill & Cardens Graduate Show- University of Brighton, June 2011. (Group)