About the Artist

Stephen Kavanagh, born 1986, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

I studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, completing the Painting course with a First Class BA Honours in 2010. For three years I was based in Edinburgh producing work for several exhibitions and embarking on several research trips through Europe and Asia. Awards such as the RSA John Kinross Scholarship and the Fife Artist bursary allowed for intense research periods. The work produced from these excursions have since been exhibited all over the UK and have recently been shown in Italy and France.

Attending Edinburgh College of Art was the next stage of my artistic journey, obtaining my MFA degree in Contemporary Art Practice in 2015. I now look forward to new opportunities, recently I participated in artist residencies in Italy and America. Iam now preparing for my time in Japan with the Robert Callender Residency and utilizing the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship.

Stephen Portrait

“Stephen embraces architecture as his main influence, seeking out locations within the built environment that hold fractured histories and memories, examining the history and events that surround the area and held within the structures. Exploring the ways in which absence, presence, destruction and preservation can affect the built environment. Stephen's work encourages the viewer to meditate on the past and future legacy of all buildings, including the magnificent Olympic Park in Stratford.”

Visual Art Trader Artist of the Month Award

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