Approved: 01.03.2008

Anna Chrystal Stephens

Artist, Gallery educator, Maker, Writer

Approved: 01.03.2008

I am concerned with living strategies, sustainability and societies’ changing relationship to the natural environment.  I am interested in prehistoric archaeology, ecology, communities and collaboration.  

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    Artist Statement

    I am concerned with living strategies, sustainability and societies’ changing relationship to the natural environment.  I am interested in prehistoric archaeology, ecology, communities and collaboration.  

    My practice includes photography, sculpture, installation and the gathering and diffusion of survival skills and craft processes through walks, imagry and workshops.

    I am part of artist collective Vulpes Vulpes: Four artists interested in social histories, the built environment, notions of community, education and social structures. Through running an artist led space together since 2009, hosting exhibitions, performances and workshops, we became involved in each other’s individual practices and in 2011 began collaborating alongside our programme.

    CV & Education


    May/ The Know Show, The Edge Art Centre, Bath
    October/ The Woodland World, Feral Practice, Shoreham Woods
    Fiona MacDonald, Molly Maitland, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Glenn Morris
    September. Know How, The Edge Art Centre, Bath
    Avant Gardening, Emma Smith, Gayle Chong Kwan, Sandra Porter, Sovay Berriman, Vulpes Vulpes, LOW PROFILE, The Decorators, Will Shannon
    July/ There Are No Firm Rules, Site Gallery, Sheffield
    Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker
    December/ The Artist Proposes, Site Gallery, Sheffield
    Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Laura Wilson, Anna Chrystal Stephens & Glen Stoker
    November/ The Blue Project 
    Elaine Reynolds, Berry Pattern, Vulpes Vulpes
    June/ Structural Object, Curated by Linda Persson, House Project 27, London
    Bridget Currie, Alison Currie, Peter Eccher, Lauren Godfrey, Kate McMillan, Benjamin A Owen, Linda Persson, Laure Prouvost, Ross Taylor, Anna Chrystal Stephens 
    February/ Foyle Foundation Exhibition, Four Corners, London
    Anna Chrystal Stephens, Leah Gordon, Melanie King, Sophy Rickett and Spencer Rowell
    January/ PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS Curated by Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
    Aid and Abet, Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, ASP, BAZ, Mark Beasley, Mathieu Beausejour, Shane Bradford, Kerry Campbell, Billy Childish & Harry Adams, Ami Clarke, Leigh Clarke, Common Culture, Leslie Deere, Arnaud Desjardin, Doyle & Mallinson, Benedict Drew, Patti Ellis, Plastique Fantastique, Laura Oldfield Ford, Anna Francis, Simon Fujiwara, Andrew Gilbert, Kenneth Graham, Oona Grimes, S Mark Gubb, Lucy Harrison, Emma Hart, Emma Holmes, Stewart Home, Kevin Hunt, kennardphillips, Dean Kenning, Peter Lamb, Abigail Lane, Cedar Lewisohn, Sarah Lucas, Dominic from Luton, Jenny Moore, Harriet Murray, Richard Paul, Mark Pearson, The Cult of Rammellzee, Clunie Reid, Tanja Ritterbex, Katie Schwab, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Melanie Stidolph & Max Catterall, Neil Taylor, Pat Rock, Jennet Thomas, Sarah Thorley, Jessica Voorsanger, Vulpes Vulpes, Alice Walton,Frank Wasser
    October/ Dodging Definition [performance], Make Use -Squatting the Cally Walk-, London
    Diana Shelley, Maggie McDonald, Donald Gardner, Anna Chrystal Stephens and Hadiru Mahdi, project by: Carla Wright
    September/ Horizontal Assembly, V&A Museum, Friday Lates -Art Licks-, London
    September/ The Event [End of residency presentation and performances], Aid & Abet/ Wisbech Arts Colony, various venues; Wisbech Town
    Paul Johnson, Lois Williams, Anna Chrystal Stephens
    August/ Parlour [residency exhibition], Airspace Gallery, Stoke-On-Trent
    Hadiru Mahdi, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Laurie Storey Carla Wright (Vulpes Vulpes collaboration)
    May/ Terra, Passport to Pimlico [Event], London
    Anna Chrystal Stephens and Carla Wright
    February/ Vorkurs, Standpoint Gallery, London
    Adam Burton, Paul Bailey , Edward Cotterill, Ruth Ewan, Georgie Manly, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Adam J B Walker, Carla Wright
    September/ A Cultivar, Abilene Gallery, Brussels
    Hadiru Mahdi, Anna Chrystal Stephen,s Laurie Storey Carla Wright (Vulpes Vulpes collaboration) 
    July/ Folk Enclaves [performance] I Can Be Yours, Keef Winter, publication launch, X Marks the Bökship
    Keef Winter, Hannah Newell, Douglas Park, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Tom Fox
    January/ Magnum Opus, N/V Projects, London
    Darren Banks, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Simon Davenport, Leo Fitzmaurice, Matthew Johnstone, James McLardy, Daniel Shanken, Gesa Troch, Lewis Teague Wright, Nina Wakeford 
    December/ Glorious Estate, Bruno Glint Gallery, London
    Anna Chrystal Stephens, Keef Winter, Carla Wright 
    November/ Kiss The Future, Schwartz Gallery, London
    William Angus-Hughes, Rimma Arslanov, Vasilis Asimakopoulos, Andrew Child, Inez de Coo, Matt Gee, Virginia Hartnall, Jim Howieson, Hui-Hsuan Hsu, Jaykoe, Heena Kim, Colin Legge, Ashok Mistry, Yana Naidenov, Erin Newell, Ikuyo Omura, Elsa Philippe, Thomas Poeser, Liz Rodda, Jason Seeley, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Tyler Vipond, Carla Wright. 
    October/ Art Licks Annual, ICA, London. (Vulpes Vulpes collaboration) 
    Aaron Angell, Space In Between, Ché Zara Blomfield, Luke Drozd, Tom Ensom, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Edward Fornieles, Andrea Francke, Gandt, Ian Giles, Luke Hart, They Are Here, Jeremy Hutchison, James Irwin, Paul Kindersley, John Lawrence, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Kit Merritt, Jammie Nicholas, Tamarin Norwood, Or-bits, Eddie Peake, Hannah Perry, Copenhagen Place, Sabrina Ratté, Sophie Risner, Ilona Sagar, Tom Saunderson, Rosalind Davis, Aoife Van Linden Tol, Vulpes Vulpes, group+work, Rehana Zaman (and more). 
    October/ Salon Art Prize, MRA Project Space, London
    July/ Goldsmiths Postgraduate Exhibition
    June/ Edges, Latymer Projects, London
    Anna Chrystal Stephens, David Spraggs, Carla Wright 
    June/ Approach Togetherness
    Adam Burton, Adrianna Palazzolo, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Ben Garrod, Bess Shipside, Carla Wright, Hadiru Mahdi, Jonathan P Watts, John Rodgers,
    Lawrence Leaman, Laurie Storey, Reuben Bowles 
    July/ Interim Exhibition, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London
    May/  Comfort Tones, Project/Number, London
    Tom Crawford, Leo Fitzmaurice, Ben Garrod, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Lee Stone, Laurie Storey, Carla Wright 
    April/ The Second Attempt of Phane Turglo, Lewisham Arthouse, London
    Stephane Blumer, Choterina Freer, Gloria Houng, Woo Jin Kim, Sally Kindberg, Gyuwon Lee, Jin Han Lee, Daniela Montenegro, Anna Stephens and Nina Wakeford 
    Salon 10, Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London
    We Interventions, Walcot Chapel, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
    Anna Chrystal Stephens, Adam Burton, Ben Garrod, Laurie Storey, Carla Wright 
    Changing The Nature, Vulpes Vulpes Gallery, London
    Ann-Marie James, Ally Mellor, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Iain Hales, James Page, Robert Fearns, Scott Massey, Yolande Kenny 
    Bright Newcomers, The Bowie Gallery, Totnes
    Patrick Goddard, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Tom Butler, Kate Russo, Irene Prince, Will Amery 
    Modern, Tudor Renaissance Fantasy, [interactive installation commissioned by 2nd Birthday for Sideshow] [event], Bournemouth 
    Salon, Islington Art Factory, London
    What Is Crime, 198 Gallery, London
    Davy Jones, Catherine Lindsey Davies, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Alex Masi, Reyaz Limalia 
    Antigone, Vulpes Vulpes, London  
    Annie Attridge, Adam Burton, Anna Chrystal, Dora Garcia, Patrick Goddard, Bruce Ingram,Matthew The Horse, Scott Massey, Catalina Niculescu, Herman Steinmeitz, Laurie Storey, Sophie Wiltshire and Carla Wright 
    Rose Tint My World, The Agency Gallery, (S.T.O.R.A.G.E) London - solo 
    Annual Open, Cafe Gallery, London  
    Open Eyes, The Ariel Centre, Totnes
    The Naked Truth, The Bowie Gallery, Totnes
    One Week, Maverick Show Room, London
    Climate for Change, Circle Community Projects, London