Grant Stevens

Deputy Head of School (Art)
Senior Lecturer

Grant Stevens, Deputy Head of School (Art) at UNSW Art & Design, is an artist and academic with expertise in contemporary art practice and theory. His teaching, research and practice focus on the relationships between photography, moving image, and emerging digital cultures.

Stevens’ artworks have been exhibited widely, including at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) as well as in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. His works have received numerous awards, grants and prizes, and he has undertaken residencies in Los Angeles, Shenzhen, Bundanon, and Sydney. He is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, and Starkwhite, Auckland.

Stevens completed his PhD in 2007 at the Queensland University of Technology. His ongoing research continues to examine the relationships between contemporary art, technology, and visual culture. Stevens has published on recent impulses in contemporary moving image art, as well as the impacts of digital culture on teaching and learning. His current research examines responses in contemporary art to emerging cultures of wellness and wellbeing.

Stevens has experience teaching across theory and practice, with a particular emphasis on photography and moving image art. He has supervised PhD and MFA candidates across a diverse range of domains, including fine arts, media arts, fashion, and art theory.

 

www.grantstevens.net

 

 

publications

Journal articles
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Stevens G, 2021, 'Corporate Spirituality in Timur Si-Qin's 'New Peace'', Art Monthly Australasia, vol. Autumn 2021, pp. 62 - 67, https://www.artmonthly.org.au/issue-327-autumn-2021
2021
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Stevens G, 2020, The Forest, The Forest, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 25 June 2020 - 18 July 2020, medium: Procedurally generated computer graphics with sound, multiple display formats (1-3 video channels), endless duration, at: https://www.sullivanstrumpf.com/exhibitions/2020-sydney/grant-stevens/art/works
2020
Stevens G, 2020, Fawn in the Forest, Light Source Commissions, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, 16 November 2020 - 20 December 2020, medium: Live streamed procedurally generated computer graphics with sound, at: https://buxtoncontemporary.com/exhibitions/grant-stevens/
2020
Stevens G, 2020, Below the mountains and beyond the desert, a river runs through a valley of forests and grasslands, towards an ocean, UTS Broadway Screen, UTS Broadway Screen, The University of Technology Sydney, 23 June 2020 - 31 December 2020, medium: Procedurally generated computer graphics with sound, multiple display formats (1-3 video channels), endless duration, at: https://artoncampus.uts.edu.au/artworks/belowthemountains/
2020
Stevens G, 2019, The Mountain, After Technology, UTS Gallery, Sydney, 26 February 2019 - 18 April 2019, medium: 4K real-time digital simulation with sound, at: http://art.uts.edu.au/index.php/exhibitions/after-technology/
2019
Stevens G, 2018, Happiness, You Have Within You Right Now Everything You Need to Succeed, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney, 07 April 2018 - 28 April 2018, medium: 4K video with sound, 5 min 29 sec (mix and additional sound production: Beau Cassidy and Jonathan Wilson), at: http://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/grant-stevens/exhibitions/grant-stevens/works
2018
Stevens G, 2018, The Universe, You Have Within You Right Now Everything You Need to Succeed, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney, 07 April 2018 - 28 April 2018, medium: 4K digital video with sound (multiple display formats, 1-3 video channels), 8 mins, at: http://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/grant-stevens/exhibitions/grant-stevens/works
2018
Stevens G, 2018, Studio Meditations (series), You Have Within You Right Now Everything You Need To Succeed, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney, 07 April 2018 - 28 April 2018, medium: Lenticular prints mounted on alupanel, various sizes, at: http://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/grant-stevens/exhibitions/grant-stevens/works
2018
Stevens G, 2017, The Sun, Grant Stevens: Art by Accident, Murray Art Museum Albury, 05 October 2017 - 15 April 2018, medium: HD video with sound, 6 min 15 sec, at: https://www.mamalbury.com.au/see-and-do/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/grant-stevens-art-by-accident
2017
Stevens G, 2016, Sky, What You Seek Is Seeking You, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 05 March 2016 - 26 March 2016, medium: HD video with 5.1 surround sound (mutliple display formats, 1-5 video channels), at: https://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/grant-stevens/exhibitions/what-you-seek-is-seeking-you/works
2016
Stevens G, 2016, The Waterfalls, What You Seek Is Seeking You, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 05 March 2016 - 26 March 2016, medium: series of photographic prints, archival ink on archival paper, each 82.5 x 55 cm, at: https://sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/grant-stevens/exhibitions/what-you-seek-is-seeking-you/works
2016
Stevens G, 2015, Dark Mess, Dark Mess, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, 25 July 2015 - 29 August 2015, medium: synchronised three-channel digital video, 7 min 17 sec, at: http://boxcopy.org/2015/09/07/grant-stevens/
2015
Stevens G, 2015, This Infinite Moment, Starkwhite at Sydney Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney, 10 September 2015 - 13 September 2015, medium: Series of 3 lenticular prints, each 70 x 45cm, at: http://www.starkwhite.co.nz/art-fairs/#/sydney-contemporary-2015/
2015
Stevens G, 2014, Just Dawn, It's Timely, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown, 28 April 2014 - 28 June 2014, medium: digital video, 3 min 15 sec, at: http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Discover_Blacktown/Venues_and_Facilities/Arts_Centre/Whats_On/Before_2015/Its_Timely
2014
Stevens G, 2014, Haven, Hold Together, Fall Apart, Starkwhite, Auckland, 07 July 2014 - 02 August 2014, medium: digital video, 3 min 31 sec, at: http://www.starkwhite.co.nz/exhibitions/#/grant-stevens-1/
2014
Stevens G, 2013, Supermassive, Supermassive, LA Louver, Venice, California; City Gallery, Wellington; Screen Space, Melbourne; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, 17 January 2013 - 23 February 2013, medium: synchronised four-channel digital video with sound, 11 min 19 sec
2013
Stevens G, 2013, Slow Horizon, Supermassive, LA Louver, Venice, CA, USA, 17 January 2013 - 23 February 2013, medium: lenticular prints, six panels, each 30 x 50 cm, at: http://www.lalouver.com/rogue-wave-exhibition.cfm?tExhibition_id=774
2013
Stevens G, 2013, Tranquility Falls, Supermassive, LA Louver, Venice, CA; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 17 January 2013 - 23 February 2013, medium: digital video, 3 min 3 sec
2013
Stevens G, 2012, Particle Wave, Seriously, Relax, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney; City Gallery Wellington, 15 March 2012 - 07 April 2012, medium: lenticular prints, 6 panels, each 50 x 30 cm
2012
Stevens G, 2012, Mingling, Mingling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 29 March 2012 - 29 March 2013, medium: digital video, 5 min 30 sec, at: http://www.mca.com.au/collection/work/20128/
2012
Stevens G, 2011, Thinking Feeling, National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2011: Life is risk / Art is risk, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 24 September 2011 - 12 February 2012, medium: digital video, 5 min 9 sec, at: http://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/content/national-artists-self-portrait-prize-2011-0
2011
Stevens G, 2009, Crushing, Fazed, Starkwhite, Auckland, 04 August 2009 - 29 August 2009, medium: digital video, 4 min 13 sec
2009
Stevens G, 2009, The Wandering, Collection exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, 19 March 2009 - 25 April 2009, medium: digital video, 3 min 5 sec, at: https://www.grantstevens.net/the-wandering2
2009
Stevens G, 2007, The Way, Education Education, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, 07 November 2007 - 01 December 2007, medium: lambda print, custom cabinet, car stereo, sound, 75 x 197 x 39 cm, sound by Rex Goh (23 min 37 sec), at: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/307.2015/
2007
Stevens G, 2007, Really Really, Education, Education, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, 07 November 2007 - 01 December 2007, medium: digital video, 3 min 27 sec
2007
Conference Presentations
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Stevens G, 2019, 'Corporate Spirituality in Timur Si-Qin’s New Peace', presented at AAANZ 2019 Conference: Ngā Tūtaki – Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies, 03 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2019-conference/
2019
Stevens G, 2016, 'The Ubiquitous Misleading Selfie Self', presented at The Selfie and Social Activism: A Digital Methods Symposium, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, 12 December 2016 - 12 December 2016
2016
Conference Papers
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Stevens G, 2019, 'Corporate Spirituality in Timur Si-Qin’s New Peace', University of Auckland, presented at AAANZ 2019: Ngā Tūtaki – Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies, University of Auckland, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019
2019
Stevens G, 2016, 'Artists teaching artists: a survey of current debates', in Artists teaching artists: a survey of current debates, ACUADS 2016: Adaptation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, presented at ACUADS 2016: Adaptation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 29 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, http://acuads.com.au/conference/article/artists-teaching-artists-a-survey-of-current-debates/
2016
Stevens G, 2016, 'Deceleration: Slowness as strategy in David Claerbout’s Travel', in Deceleration: Slowness as strategy in David Claerbout’s Travel, AAANZ 2016, AAANZ 2016: The Work of Art, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at AAANZ 2016: The Work of Art, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016
2016
Stevens G, 2016, 'Deceleration: Slowness as strategy in David Claerbout’s Travel', in Deceleration: Slowness as strategy in David Claerbout’s Travel, AAANZ 2016: The Work of Art, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at AAANZ 2016: The Work of Art, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016
2016
Stevens G, 2013, 'Teaching Digital Media to Digital Natives', in Cleland K; Fisher L; Harley R (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, ISEA International, Australian Network for Art & Technology, and University of Sydney, Sydney University, presented at ISEA 2013: 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, Sydney University, 11 July 2013 - 13 July 2013, http://hdl.handle.net/2123/9711
2013
Stevens G, 2012, 'Cutting on action : interference strategies in contemporary art practice', in Baker S; Thomas P; Varano A (eds.), Interference as a Strategy for Art Conference Proceedings, Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2012 Sydney, Australia, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, pp. 261 - 269, presented at The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 22 June 2012 - 23 June 2012, http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/files/2013/03/Transimage_conference_proceedings2012.pdf
2012
Creative Written Works
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Stevens G, 2014, Yeondoo Jung, Eyeline, Eyeline Publishing, http://www.eyelinepublishing.com/eyeline-80/review/yeondoo-jung
2014
Stevens G, 2014, Mark Shorter: Dry Gulch, Mark Shorter: Dry Gulch, Boxcopy, https://boxcopy.org/2014/11/05/mark-shorter/
2014
Stevens G, 2012, David M. Thomas: a party disguised as work or work disguised as a party, Eyeline, Eyeline Publishing, http://www.eyelinepublishing.com/review/david-m-thomas
2012
Theses / Dissertations
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Stevens G, 2007, The space of editing: playing with difference in art, film and writing, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, http://eprints.qut.edu.au/16361/1/Grant_Stevens_Thesis.pdf
2007