Steven King

Biography

Born in Cheltenham in 1982. Steven currently lives and works in London. He studied at Cheltenham Art College, under Emma Talbot, and Plymouth College of Art, under Joan Dawson.

 

After graduating Steven was one of fifteen artists selected to exhibit at The Brownston Gallery’s ‘Student Showcase’ (Plymouth, 2007). In 2009 Steven exhibited at Plymouth Arts Centre with U1 Studios, before moving to France to live and work in Paris.

 

  Study of Meat and Stone

 

In 2011 Steven was selected for the West Midlands Open (Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum). He work was also included in ‘Beaten Black, Blue, Red, Green, Gold’ (Cardiff, 2012); a physical and virtual exhibition, curated by the artist and educator Thomas Goddard, to coincide with the 2012 Olympic Games. 

  Hogarth's House

 

In 2014 Steven was selected for the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition (Mall Galleries, London); his drawing was later acquired by Hogarth's House Museum on the recommendation of Andrew Wilton, former keeper of the British collection at Tate, as part of the permanent collection and is currently on display. He was invited to exhibit in 'The Small Self' (Hogarth's House, London), a special exhibition organised in commemoration of Hogarth's 250th anniversary, including artists Sir Peter Blake and Humphrey Ocean RA. Steven was also selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2014 (RA, Burlington House, London).

In 2015 Steven moved to Guadeloupe, an island in the Caribbean. He then moved to Brussels. Steven was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize and the Pastel Society exhibition (both at Mall Galleries, London, 2016). His first solo exhibition, 'Abstract Storytelling' (Hogarth's House, London), opened in April 2016.

 

 

  The Zattere

 

Steven was selected for the Pastel Society exhibition (Mall Galleries, London, 2017), where he received the Pastel Society catalogue award; First Prize. He was also awarded The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize. This prize of £5,000 is awarded to a young artist, aged 35 years or under, for traditional skills used in an original way. The judges are encouraged to award the prize to an artist that demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought. His drawing 'The Co-Pilot' was featured with a write up in the May/June edition of Pastel Journal. In 2017 Steven's work became available to buy through Mall Galleries.

 

  The Esplanade

 

 

Contact

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  The Judges