Fay Stevens is an archaeologist, academic, writer, curator and artist. Her work is a process of excavation; an unravelling of layers of time, memory and substance. It is a philosophical enquiry and experience, concerned with sustainability, trace, elements, the senses, inscription and corporeal interplay. She draws upon and specialises in the philosophical school of phenomenology as a critical and performative lens through which she works. Fay is a trained archaeological illustrator with a developed practice in conceptual drawing. She has held artistic residences in England, Scotland, Hungary and Spain, curated visual and performance art events at Arnolfini (Bristol), Salisbury (UK) and Bath (UK) and exhibited her work in the UK, Berlin and Sweden. This includes an AHRC funded project held at an arboretum in Somerset, UK (2015) which produced a series of tree drawings that have been exhibited (solo and group exhibitions) and published and a residency with Joya Air Arte+Ecologica (2017) which produced a series of exhibited tree-based drawing works that focused on hydrology and migration and exhibited film work and writings on wind. Fay is artist and committee member for Bath Society of Artists, studio holder and former trustee at Bath Artists’ Studios, Associate Artist at 44AD Artspace and committee member and curator for Fringe Arts Bath.
Fay is Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Notre Dame and contributes as guest lecturer for the MA in Cultural Heritage and Resource Management at University of Winchester and the MSc in Landscape Archaeology at University of Oxford, as well as a range of courses in archaeology for Oxford Department for Continuing Education. She also teaches research/writing workshops for postgraduate students at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London).
Exhibition Catalogue: https://issuu.com/faystevens/docs/alchemy-v3h-press-rap