BIOGRAPHY

Born: 1967, Alton, UK
1998-99 MA Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
1987-90 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Winchester
Lives in London, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
The end has no end’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2008
The dead and alive songs’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘That’s the Story of My Life’, Waygood Gallery & Studios, ‘Harker Herald’ billboard project, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007
Worthless little tokens’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2003
‘Sack’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2002
‘Monster Bags’, 2c Albert Road, Portsmouth
1999
‘Tonight we’re gonna parquet like it’s...’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2016
Second Glances’, Michaela Helfrich Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015
Ten’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2014
Between fact and fiction’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
2013

‘Multiple Choice: Contemporary Prints & Editions from Private Collections in the North’, Part 1, Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Part 2, Queen’s Hall, Hexham (catalogue)
‘A Thousand Words’, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Luminous Language’, Launch F18, New York, USA
2012

‘Day In, Day Out’, Aid & Abet, Cambridge
‘Collecting Contemporary Art’, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘The Nail, the Colours, the Mast’, the Kotti-Shop, Berlin, Germany
2011
‘Outcasting: A Century of Artists Films’, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan
2009
A room inside them’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Rotate’, Contemporary Art Society, London
2007
‘The Consequence’, LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
‘Slowtime 2007 – Quicktime as an artistic medium’, online exhibition of video work, curated by NewMediaArtProjectNetwork, Cologne, Germany
‘Mix Cooltura/Random Mix’, Trafacka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
2006
‘Multiplus’, Sideshow, Nottingham
2005
‘Go find the WMDs’, Multiplus, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Sheena Macrae, Stephen Palmer, Joe Woodhouse’, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘If all the world were paper and all the sea were ink...’, Northern Print Studio, North Shields
2004
‘Practice’, High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Thermo04: Editions’, The Lowry, Salford
‘Multiplus Reloaded’, Saltburn Artists Projects, Saltburn by the Sea
2003
‘Tuesday is cerise’, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Vacant’, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland
‘...Not just for Christmas’, Northern Print Studio, North Shields
‘Shopping’, Comme Ca Gallery @ Debenhams Windows, Manchester
2001
‘A Perfect World (Once Removed)’, University of Derby
‘Stay’, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland
2000
‘Losing the Plot’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Uninhabited’, Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
1999
‘Cheers’, British Lime Gallery, Santa Ana, USA
‘Cool Britannia’, British Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, USA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2003
‘...Not just for Christmas’, Northern Print Studio, North Shields
2000
‘Losing the Plot’, Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Uninhabited’, Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2004
Creative Partnerships residency (with Sneha Solanki), Deneside Infants School, Seaham
2003
Residency, Northern Print Studio, North Shields & The Solution Group, Gateshead
2000
Northern Arts, Study and Stay Award

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
‘Q&A: Stephen Palmer’, interview, Gary Peters (online journal), (London), 8 June
2013

‘Multiple Choice’, catalogue text, Rebecca Morrill, pub. Contemporary Art Society North (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Modern life is rubbish’, essay, Rebecca Travis, Vane
‘The end has no end’, preview, Robert Meddes, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne), February
‘The end has no end’, preview, NE1 Magazine (Newcastle upon Tyne), 29 Jan – 13 Feb
2009

‘Rotate’, review, Martin Herbert, Time Out (London), 3 September
‘A room inside them’, review, Christopher Collett, Metro Newspaper (London), 16 July 2008
‘The dead and alive songs’, preview, The Journal: Culture (Newcastle upon Tyne), December 08 – January 09
‘The dead and alive songs’, preview, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide (London), 6-12 December
‘The dead and alive songs’, preview, Anna Richardson, Narc. (Newcastle upon Tyne), December
‘The dead and alive songs’, preview, Robert Meddes, The Crack (Newcastle upon Tyne), December
2007
‘Worthless little tokens’, review, Neily Alimohamadi, Metro Newspaper (London), 2 November
Recycling with a difference’, essay, Roy Exley, Vane
‘Creative Minds’, Review of Creative Partnerships Durham Sunderland, collaborative project for cover with Sneha Solanki produced for Creative Partnerships residency at Deneside Infants School, Seaham, pub. Creative Partnerships (Durham / Sunderland)
‘How Big is the Sky’, review of Creative Partnerships Durham Sunderland projects, pub. Creative Partnerships (London)
2005
‘Stephen Palmer’, essay by Robert Blackson, ‘Workplace’ book, pub. Art Editions North (Sunderland)
‘Whose culture is it anyway’, essay by Helen Baker, ‘Tuesday is cerise’ Waygood Gallery catalogue, pub. Northumbria University Fine Art Press (Newcastle upon Tyne)

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