- MFA: Edinburgh College of Art – 2015
- BA Hons: Grey’s School of Art, Aberdeen – 2010
Stephen’s practice embraces both social and physical architecture, with a keen interest in the ethos of Black Mountain College, especially the aspect in which the BMC students built their own building sites of learning. Through such collaborative projects as Moveable Feast Bothy (2015), which moved around the city of Edinburgh for 17 days in June, he has been able to manifest the condition of self-built situated learning. His 2-and 3-d work seeks out locations within the built environment that hold fractured histories and memories; exploring absence, presence, destruction, and preservation. Recently, his work has developed into 3 and 4 dimensions– languid cinematic evocations, and time-based events. This year, he will be an artist-in-residence in Catania, Italy, as well as 10 Chances Minneapolis, and next Spring he will take up a six-month residence in Japan.