Dr Steven Paige
Dr Steven Paige is Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader for Postgraduate Studies and Subject Tutor on MA Fine Art, at Plymouth College of Art.
He maintains his practice as an artist, incorporating installation, video, print, performance, drawing and artist publishing. He explores ideas around instruction, and how the body can engage with recent and historic artefacts to generate new knowledge. He attempts to reanimate historic sources through re-enactment strategies where repeating, rhythm, memory and failure test how and when we do and don't learn. Recent practice research has been in exploring moving image archives and their potential in art-making - drawn both from analogue and digital sources.
He is keenly interested in the voice of the artist, and how this manifests in research, practice, writing, events, dialogues through commissions, online projects, residential exchanges, curatorial projects and artist-led activity. He has also worked and has strong relationships with galleries and cultural organisations across the South West, including Tate St Ives, Newlyn and Exchange Gallery, KARST, Back Lane West, Plymouth Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Arnolfini and Spike Island.
Recent projects & exhibitions include AHRC IPS Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, 2017, We Lost Our Tails, Proto Gallery / M E N, Hoboken New Jersey, USA, 2016, Let's Go Bowling, Plymouth Arts Centre, UK, 2016, Plymouth Contemporary Open, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University, UK, 2016, A Treatise on Beasts (after Physiologus), Forum, Exeter University, UK, 2015, Moral Development, Motorcade Flashparade, BV Studios, Bristol, UK, 2013.
Steven has a BA (Hons) and MA in Fine Art and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He currently sits on the AIR Council, an advisory committee to a-n's The Artist Information Company and completed his AHRC 3D3 Practice Research PhD at Plymouth University in 2019.
- Reenactment and the archive, how performance and moving image practices can be an approach in utilising historical artefacts in art production.
- Artist publishing, the ephemeral and the pamphleteer as modes of production and dissemination.
- Undergraduate and graduate professional practice development inside and outside the curriculum.
- 2016 We Lost Our Tails, M E N at Proto Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
- 2016 Let’s Go Bowling, Plymouth Arts Centre, UK
- 2015 Plymouth Contemporary Open, Plymouth University, Plymouth UK
- 2014 Legendary Jobs Reading Room, Flat Time House, London, UK
- 2014 A Treatise on Beasts (after Physiologus), University of Exeter, UK
- 2014 The Public Zine Library, CRG, CRATE, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK
- 2013 Appropriation Beyond the Object, Banner Repeater, London, UK