The work of Mary-Ann Stevens has an edgy, semi-autobiographical narrative, which explores identity and the representation and social expectations of gender. The appealing quirky characters she creates are often odd, peculiar, and unconventional. Created using larger than life papier-mache masks, miniature plasticine models or costume and props these fictional characters have a vulnerability that engages the viewer.
Mary-Ann Stevens holds a Bachelor Degree in English Literature and a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from University of the Arts London. She has completed a Masters of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London, 2021, with distinction.
Work shown at Open ArtSpace - Old Parcels Office Scarborough - March 2022
Fellow of the Coastal North Fellowship: Crescent Arts and Scarborough Museum Trust.
A group of 10 artists visiting locations across the UK. October 2021 - March 2022.
Big Ideas Beside The Sea: The Big Stitch. A textile project. February 2022.
Exhibition invidulated at The Old Parcels Office, Scarborough.
'Material Matters' - February 2022
'Red Dress Green Door' - January 2022
'Grue' - December 2021
'Passages' - November 2021
'Fire and Water' Lino Print Workshop - Andi Dakin - October 2021
Late At Tate - Dec 2020 Tate Modern, London
Waiting Residency - Dec 2020 - Online
'Now We're Talking' - Aug 2020, The Pie Factory Gallery, Margate
'Stay At Home' Online exhibition - https://www.instagram.com/p/CFwi7FTF2-u/
UAL Summer Graduate Showcase 2020
Just Eat! - Online exhibition - https://extraordinarytimes.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2020/07/21/just-eat/
Art B&B Blackpool - www.artbb.org
'Don't Rain on My Parade' - Online exhibition - www.extraordinarytimes.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2020/06/28/pride-2020/
Secret Santa - Online exhibition www.eveangelinebaldwin.wix-site.com/cardboardboxgallery
'Nei How Mar' - Online exhibition - zhanlan.wixsite.com/NEIHOWMAR
Letters in Lockdown - Online exhibition - https://extraordinarytimes.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2020/05/06/letters-in-lockdown-2020/
Mardi Gras Festival - Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea, UAL
'Show Off' - Menier Gallery, London
UN1T - Triangle Gallery, Chelsea. UAL
Encounters - Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea, UAL
Bureau De Change - Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea. UAL
Departure Lounge - Open Studio, Chelsea, UAL
Degree Show - Chelsea, UAL
Off Site. - Safehouse 1 and 2, Peckham, London
Open Studio - Triangle Gallery, Chelsea UAL
Call That Art! - Islington Arts Factory, London
Call That Art! - Old Parcel Office, Scarborough
Graduate Diploma Open Studios - Chelsea UAL
And Then - Menier Gallery, London
Harlow Open 17 - Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, Essex (Prize winner)
Intimate Voices – Courtyard Gallery, Hertford
2021 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea, UAL, Distinction
2018/2019 Graduate Diploma, Chelsea, UAL, Distinction
2017/2018 Foundation Art and Design, CityLit
2008 - BA(Hons) English Literature – University of East Anglia