Holly Stevenson

British artist Holly Stevenson (b. Norfolk, UK) lives and works in London where she makes fluid ceramic forms that explore Sigmund Freud’s favourite ashtray and last cigar as an analytical metaphor. Her sculptural ‘pots’ diligently embody the ashtray and cigar, as though they were two gendered male and female forms, as the artist reconfigures them into a clay language of her own. In 2011, she completed her MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art and Design with the generous help of the Stanley Picker Foundation. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include those at Sid Motion Gallery, London (2021); Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (with Violet Costello) (2021); The White Box Gallery, London (with Anja Lubach) (2020); Procreate Project, London (2020); Caroline Fisher Projects, Norwich, UK (with Lydia Hardwick) (2020); and Gazelli Art House, London (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: Ceramics: The Central Core, Part II, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (2021); Les Danses Nocturnes, East Contemporary, Milan at Spread Museum, Entrevaux, France (2021); In Momentum, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Small is Beautiful, 38th Edition, Flowers Gallery, London (2020); Mother Art Prize 2020, Cromwell Place, London (2020); The Collector’s Room, JGM Gallery, London (2020); and Structures that Co-operate Get Paid!, Cubitt Gallery, London (2019).