Holly Stevenson graduated with a History of Art degree from the University of Glasgow in 2001 and completed her Fine Art MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011. Often using ovular forms to represent the female and the cylindrical phallic shapes to represent the male, Stevenson’s ceramic sculptures display unique figurative language that explores the issues of gender and femininity.
Solo exhibitions include READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Holly Stevenson, Sid Motion Gallery, London (2021); Thanks A Pot: Holly Stevenson and Anja Lubach, The White Box Gallery, London (2020); What does it mean to Mother? NEW COMMISSION, Procreate Project, London (2020); Holly Stevenson & Lydia Hardwick, Caroline Fisher Projects, Norwich (2020); <OPEN>,Window Project, Graduate Award, Gazelli Art House, London (2013); VHS: Holly Stevenson and Sunshine Frère, Tenderpixel, London (2010).
Group exhibitions include In Momentum, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Violet Costello & Holly Stevenson Art Basel: OVR Portals, Procreate Projects & Richard Saltoun Gallery, UK (2021); CERAMICS: THE CENTRAL CORE, Part II, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (2021); Les Danses Nocturnes, East Contemporary Milan, Spread Museum, Entrevaux, France (2021); Hand-Held: Holly Stevenson and Ingrid Bethon-Moine, London (2021); Small Is Beautiful, 38th edition, Flowers Gallery, London (2020); Mother Art Prize 2020, Procreate Project, Cromwell Place, London (2020); The Collector’s Room, curated by Karen David, JGM Gallery, London (2020); Turner Fringe Prize, The Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, Margate, UK (2019); STRUCTURES THAT CO-OPERATE GET PAID!, Cubitt Gallery, London (2019); Window Project 2012-2018, Gazelli Art House, London (2018); Waiting Room, curated by Karen David, Wimbledon Space, UAL, UK (2018); IN QUOTES, curated by Ann-Marie James, East Gallery NUA, Norwich, UK (2017); Window Sill, curated by Karen David, Griffin Gallery, London (2017); Pivots and Spins, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2017); The shift: MFI Conceptual Yard Sale, Eight Years of Flat Time House, London (2016); The First International Emei Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Jia Fangzhou, Sichuan, China (2016); WISH YOU WERE HERE?, Atkinson Gallery, Southport. MAC, Birmingham. The Granary Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed. Hestercombe House, Taunton, Somerset (2015).
Highlights and Collections
Holly Stevenson was awarded the MFI Flat Time House Graduate Award, supported by the John Latham Foundation and has held a Guest Fellowship at UAL. Recently she was selected for the Mother Art Prize 2020, awarded a New Commission by Procreate Project funded by the Arts Council England and had ceramics shown at Art Basel OVR | Portals with Richard Saltoun. Stevenson’s work can be found in international private and public collections, including Chelsea College of Art and Design, Library Special Collection (UK), Creative Cities Collection (China), House of St Barnabas Collection (UK), Huma Kabakcı Collection (Turkey), Jeremy Cooper Postcard Collection (UK), Leeds College of Art Special Collection (UK), Marcelle Joseph Collection (UK), University of the Arts, London, Permanent Collection (UK), Zabludowicz Collection (UK).