CURRENT EXHIBITION: GULALHI

AT THE DOUGLAS F. COOLEY MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, REED COLLEGE
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97202

NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 16, 2018
By appointment through January 3, 2019

www.reed.edu/gallery

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Artist talk and reception:
November 20, 6:30 pm 
Reed College chapel, Eliot hall, followed by a party at the Cooley 

Film screening:
Works by Afghan performance artist LIDA ABDUL, with remarks by Gervais
November 28, 6:00 pm 
Psychology 105

STEPHANIE GERVAIS is a UK-based artist whose individual works and installations incorporate photography, sculpture, text, and sound to address social and humanistic concerns. 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 collaborated with Rethink Rebuild Society, a UK-based Syrian advocacy organization, and has shown her work in France, the UK, Brazil, and the US. Gervais is is currently a teaching artist in residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR.

CONTACT: gervais.steph@gmail.com 

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 andSocial 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