Stephen Nelson

Stephen Nelson (b. 1961, Liverpool, UK) lives and works in Italy. He earned a B.A.( Hons) in Fine Art at South Glamorgan Institute, and his M.A. at Birmingham University (1985). Since then he has established his sculptural practice in London and, more recently, in Italy. He has shown his work internationally and also curated, including two exhibitions of British Artists for the British Council in Eritrea and Tanzania in the late 90s. In 1999 Nelson was appointed the Arts Council of England Helen Chadwick Fellow in Sculpture, during this appointment he developed a series of works about wolves that related to his time spent in Italy, at the British School in Rome, and at Oxford University. His solo shows have included Tepuis at Camden Arts Centre, London (1996) and Bronze at Mario Flecha gallery. More recent solo shows include Project 1, Contemporary Arts Society, London (2013) and It’s a soft hard world at Space Station 65, London (2008). Recent group shows include Bad Copy, Cardiff Story Museum, Cardiff (2014) and What Duchamp taught me, Fine Arts Society, London (2014). November 2015 saw him show a series of watercolours at Francesco Pantaleone Gallery Palermo Italy. His most recent venture is founding a nonprofit art
gallery, currently situated in a bus shelter on the edge of the Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Italy.

Last updated: 04.06.2016