STEPHANIE GERVAIS is an artist living and working internationally. Her individual works and installations incorporate photography, sculpture, language, and sound to focus on social crises and spaces of cultural hybridity. Living and working outside of the US for nearly a decade in Brazil, the UK, and France, Gervais’ most recent body of work was made within and in relation to refugee camps and communities in Calais, France. The work is a conceptual portrait focused on the daily life of the camp as a transitional border space. Gervais records the stories and experiences of residents, translating individual and collective experiences into objects such as textiles, embroideries, typewritten documents, and intricate large-scale sculptures. Gervais has shown her work in France, the UK, Brazil, and the US. She regularly collaborates with individuals, communities and institutions. Her most recent solo exhibition, Gulalhi, was on display at The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College (Portland, OR) from November - December 2018. She was also recently a teaching Artist-in- Residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

CONTACT: gervais.steph@gmail.com 

Gulalhi at The Cooley Gallery: https://rdc.reed.edu/c/cooley/s?s=12337aeee6c024397e88a4c84a368aa29792e999&p=1&pp=20

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Gulalhi, 2018 Typewritten page, 12.5 x 9.4 in.

EDUCATION 

2016 MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London, UK

2009 BA in Art, Reed College, Portland, OR, USA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2018 Gulalhi, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, OR, USA 

2017 Memories from Syria, Manchester Museum, Manchester, UK

Odai 2: We Fought Them With the Truth, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Chameleon, Sensei Gallery, London, UK 

2016 Europe, The Land of Generosity - Goldsmiths University, London, UK  

2015 Art in the Jungle, Calais, France 

2014 Jeune Création, Le Centquatre Cultural Center, Paris, FR 

Aberturas: The Independent Program of Escola São Paulo, Casa do Povo Cultural Centre, São Paulo, Brazil 

MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada 

Abre Alas 10, A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

2013 Installation, Performance, Documentation, Feldenheimer Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR, USA

Photographs, Photo Lucida Month at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

From Art to Public Policy: Love Letters from Communities, São Camilo University, São Paulo, Brazil  

Exhibition in context of conference Juvenile Delinquency, Urban Violence and Social Justice: Comparing Experiences in France and Brazil

2012 The Invisible Leader, Les Territoires Gallery, Montréal, Canada

RESIDENCIES AND PUBLICATIONS

2019 November 2019: The Power of Sound, Collaborative Art Residency, Guest Projects, London, UK

2018 Artist and Instructor in Residence, MFA in Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, USA

Rethink Rebuild Society, Collaborating Artist for Memories of Syria; project supported by BSBT Award (Building a Stronger Britain Together) 

2015 Archipelago Magazine, Publication of “The Jungle: Calais - Britannia” 

2014 The Independent Program of Escola São Paulo - São Paulo, 9 month residency program for emerging artists and curators in Brazil