Samantha Stephenson

solo exhibition
12 May – 6 June 2018
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samantha-stephenson

Samantha Stephenson

The Gesture 66×43×24cm painted steel

My interest is in observing the experience of sculpture primarily through a visceral sensation – one that we feel within our body. I am concerned with how our own personal space is drawn in or repelled by a form’s volume and its implied movement. In particular through the use of curves, arcs and bends. Through these investigations, I hope to find harmony between the sculptures negative and positive space, through which the negative space, becomes one and the same as the positive space. Whether it is through a gentle curve, a darkened void, or lively colour, the space is activated and I believe can lead you on a journey and create a sense of mystery.

Samantha Stephenson

Education

2017 Master of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney
2015 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) National Art School, Sydney
2014 Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) National Art School, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Resonant Moments, Robin Gibson Gallery
2016 In Her Image, Robin Gibson Gallery

Group Exhibitions

since 2015 Group Shows at Robin Gibson Gallery including New Talent | Recent Graduates 2015 and the Annual Group Sculpture Shows
2018 Hillview Sculpture Biennial, Sutton Forest, NSW
2017 Postgraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
2017 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
2017 The Studio at Santa Maria a Rignana, Italy
2017 The Paddock 3: Posted to New York, Aloft, Harlem NYC
2017 Bowral Sculpture Prize, Bowral Art Gallery NSW
2015 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
2015 Fundraising Event for The Centenary Institute Dominik Mersch Gallery
2014 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
2014 Organica Library Square Sculpture Plinth, Lane Cove
2014 Sculpture at Sawmillers McMahons Point

Awards

2014 Special Commendation, National Art School
2014 Robin Gibson Gallery, New Talent Exhibition, National Art School
2014 Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship, Sculpture by the Sea

Residencies

2018 Hill End Artist in Residence, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Part of White Field, collaborative practice
2018 Muswellbrook Artist in Residence, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW. Part of White Field, collaborative practice.
2017 The Studio at Santa Maria a Rignan, Artist Residency in Tuscany

Collections

St Vincent’s Hospital
Hillview Sculpture Park
Private Collections

Commissions

2014 Churchill Eco Dental Care, Sydney

Bibliography

Highlife. ‘Sculptors head for the hills’ April/ May 2018

Escape, Southern Highlands. ‘Hillview Heights’ Autumn 2018

The Culture Concept Circle. New Talent- Recent Art Graduates at Robin Gibson Gallery. Text, Carolyn Mcdowall. 10 February 2015

Sydney Morning Herald. Canberra works in Sculpture by the Sea. Text, Sasha Grishin. 23 October 2014

Parramatta Advertiser. Samantha’s ready to make her mark. Image, Daniel Aarons and text, Matt Shand. 15 October 2014

Sculpture by the Sea. Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Artists Mentor Program, news. 9 September 2014


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