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Steph Houstein

Printmaker and mixed media artist

About

Steph’s  current practice has evolved into what could be best described as ‘Hybrid Printmaking’, a combination of mixed media and silkscreened works on paper. Over the last four years she has been experimenting with these processes incorporating the use of wood.

Steph has an ongoing interest in the conceptual exploration of memento mori. For her Master of Fine Art and Design she developed a body of work titled Bonescapes, each work originating with an abstraction of skeletal form. With the application of additional layering, the transience and impermanence of life was explored through the energetic gestural movement of line and colour.

In 2015 Steph completed an Artist in Residence which saw the development of new bodies of work alongside progression of the original Bonescape series: Wabi-Sabi Bones, Liminal Lineage and Osteology.

In 2016 Steph won the printmaking division of the Clarence Council Art Prize.

 

CV

STEPH HOUSTEIN – CURRICULUM VITAE

 

COLLECTIONS, EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES

2016  Artbank, Clarence City Council, Australian & International Private Collections

2015  Artist in Residence (AiR) UTAS, Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA), Hobart, TAS

2012  Masters of Fine Art and Design [MFAD] Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, TAS

1983  Graphic Design Diploma, Randwick College of Technical and Further Education, NSW

 

EMPLOYMENT

1990 – 2006  Established ‘Design Asylum’, Graphic Design & Art Direction consultancy, Sydney

1988 – 1989  Art Director, Livraghi, Ogilvy & Mather. Milan, Italy

1983 – 1988  Art Direction within the graphic design, publishing and advertising industries, Sydney

 

REPRESENTED BY

The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS  http://www.thehenryjones.com/art/onlineartcataolgue

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Bare Bones, Long Bar, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS

2016  New works on paper and ply, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS

2015  New life for old bones, Long Bar, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS

2013  A lighter shade of dark… Penny Contemporary, Hobart, TAS

2009  Of Stone & Cardboard, INKA Gallery, Hobart, TAS

GROUP SHOWS

2016 ROI Art Prize, Melbourne, VIC

2016 CAT Annual Members Group Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

2016 Moving Creatures Members Exhibition, Rosny Schoolhouse, Hobart, TAS

2016 City of Clarence Art Prize, Rosny Schoolhouse, Hobart, TAS

2016  AiR Show, TCotA, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2015 CAT Annual Members Group Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

2014 CAT Annual Members Group Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

2014 The Henry Jones Art Hotel Tenth Anniversary, Hobart, TAS

2013 CAT (formally CAST) Annual Members Group Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

          Osmosis, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2012 MFAD & Honours Grad Show, Tasmanian School of Art, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2011 HIP Members Group Exhibition, Side Space Gallery, Hobart, TAS

         UTAS Print Society, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2010 CAST Annual Members Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

          HIP Members Group Exhibitions, Hobart, TAS

2009 CAST Annual Members Exhibition, Hobart, TAS

            Images of Tasmania 12, Hobart, TAS

           INKA Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Long Gallery, Hobart, TAS

           HIP Members Group Exhibitions, Hobart, TAS

2008 INKA Gallery Group Exhibitions, Hobart, TAS

          HIP Members Group Exhibitions, Hobart, TAS

2006 Tyree-Tycan Works on Paper – Art Prize, Berrima, NSW

          Warringah Art Prize, Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW

2005 Camden Art Prize, Camden, NSW

          Warringah Art Prize, Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW

         Annual Exhibition, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Sydney, NSW

2004 Christmas Show, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T.

          Warringah Art Prize, Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW

          Annual Exhibition, Warringah Printmakers Studio, Sydney, NSW

          Blueprint 2&3, Blue Mountains Printmakers, Katoomba, NSW

         Camden Art Prize, Camden, NSW

AWARDS

2016  Printmaking – City of Clarence Art Prize

2006  Highly Commended – Tyree-Tycan Art Prize

2003  Highly Commended Open Challenge – Camden Art Prize

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