Alexis Zelda Stevens
Alexis makes objects, installations and choreographies. Recent commissions include her largest free standing work to date by Metal Culture for Village Green Festival and supported by Arts Council England. Solo shows include ArtSway where she was artist in residence. Notable group shows include Phoenix Arts Association where Confronting the Gaze was the lead work, and Wheal Art Weekend a site-specific artist lead initiative produced by the collective Level2, held outdoors at Wheal Francis Mine, a Cornish world heritage site.
Alexis first collaborated with dancers during Attik Dance's Moving Summer intensive in 2007 on winning a bursary from Creative Skills Consortium. In 2010 she was one of fifteen young choreographers offered in house professional development support by Sadler's Wells through their Jerwood Studio programme on the Big Intensive. She is currently paricitpating in London Creative Network's artist development programme at SPACE, London.
Mentions in the press include a Pick of the Week in The Guardian and article The St.Ives New School in New York Arts Magazine by critic Max Andrews, both for her solo show at ArtSway.
A number of her paintings and drawings are privately owned and Alexis has been invested in by Arts Council England (Grants for The Arts), The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and The ArtHouse, Doncaster. She received AN Re-view Bursary, was a Morethan12 bursary holder in 2005 and won an Erasmus Scholarship to study at L'Accademia di Belle Arte Venice in 2003.
As a dancer she has waltzed round the ceiling of Kensington Palace as the shadow of Princess Margaret, part of The Enchanted Palace by Wildworks Theatre Company, and also danced in Watergate Bay, a film for Attik Dance by Chris Lewis-Smith.
Alexis holds as first class BA Honours in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art (now University College Cornwall) and a Certificate of Higher Education in Dance Performance Studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Catalogues were produced for ArtSway and Wheal Art Weekend.
Alexis has written essays on the dialogue between the visual arts and dance, first published by advocacy body Dance UK and later at a-n.org.
Alexis is also Visual Arts Producer at Green Man festival, developing its programme of large-scale light and digital artworks.