Born 1980, Brisbane. Lives and works Sydney.
Grant Stevens works across various media including sculpture, drawing and photography. He is best known for his video work. Over the last 10 years he has experimented with sound, text and imagery to explore and manipulate the conventions of narrative. At the core of his practice is a desire to understand how we construct and communicate our experiences – lived, imagined, social and psychological.
His solo exhibitions include Dark Mess, Boxcopy, Brisbane (2015); What We Had Was Real, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand (2014); Supermassive, LA Louver, Venice, California (2013); Seriously, Relax, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney (2012); Burst, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth (2010); and No Bad Days, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008). Selected group exhibitions include GOMAQ: Contemporary Art from Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2015); Striking Contrasts, dLux Media Arts, Sydney (2014); We Used to Talk About Love, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2013); Desire Lines, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2012); National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2011); and Speaking in Tongues, Nature Morte, Berlin (2009).
Stevens’ work is held in many collections, including Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria; Kaldor Collection, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas.