C.V. + Biography

 

EDUCATION 

2009 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University, Boston, MA
2006 BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1993 Bachelor of Science, Philosophy, Boston University, MA

PROJECTS+

Disco Transformer  (2012-2014)

A rolling, portable sound and light system encased in a custom-built street vendor cart that creates a temporary social space. Public deployments:

Art Basel Miami , Miami FL
Idea City, New Museum. New York NY
Maker Faire, Queens Museum of Science. New York NY
Union Square, New York NY

Bivouac (2011-2015)

A guerrilla rooftop camping experience for a small groups of participants with the artist as campfire host. Participants stash their electronics, make a communal dinner, and sleep in modular, artist-built lean-tos for one night. Public deployments :

Brooklyn NY (Summer 2011-present)
New York State (upcoming 2015)

Public Invisibility (2011)

A series of objects that protect the wearer and his/her electronic devices from surveillance and electronic eavesdropping.

WagonStation Vacation (2010-2011)

An “escape pod” built into a hillside in Joshua Tree, CA.
Collaboration with Andrea Zittel.

Public Land (2007)

An indoor “park” and temporary social space in the lobby of the Weems Center in Boston

SELECTED SHOWS

2017

'Graphic Identity' Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
'Unseen Hand' Curated by Nikita Vishnevskiy at Knockdown Center, Queens, NY 

2016

'18 Anonymous Facts' Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
Christopher Stout Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Beta Residency, Newport, RI
Lawn On D, Boston, MA
SpringBreakArtShow, New York, NY

2014

DUMBO Arts Festival, New York, NY
Hippy Priest, Honey Ramka, New York, NY
B.O.S., Brooklyn, NY

2013

BACG, FireProof Gallery. New York, NY

2011

Hermaphrodite, Invisible Dog Art Center. New York, NY

2009

Engineering Eden, Allegheny College Art Gallery. Meadville, PA
Auxesis, tactileBOSCH Gallery. Cardiff, Wales
Open, International Performance Art Festival. Beijing, China
Untitled, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
The Homestead AK show, The Distillery. Boston, MA
Rants and Reciprocal Raves, Hotel Grand & Morgan. Brooklyn, NY

2008

Powerhouse, Mobius Gallery. Boston MA
Navinki International Festival of Performance Art, Palace of Arts. Minsk, Belarus
I’ve seen bigger, Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
Performance Projects, Mobius Gallery. Boston, MA

2007

November, Laconia Gallery. Boston, MA
Untitled Document, Video Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
REACH-12, Weems Center, School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY+ Interviews

John Leland, “Sleepover in a Rooftop Camp.” New York Times, August 23, 2013 

Andrew Burton, “Rooftop camping in New York City.” USA Today, June 17 2013

Anna Sanders, “Urban camping: Brooklyn artist shows how to get away,” London Daily Mail, June 16 2013

Sydney Brownstone, “Artist Invites You to Go Rooftop Camping.” Village Voice, June 11 2013

Elaina Plott, “Under the Stars and Above the Streets: Artist Organizes Rooftop Campground,” New York Observer, June 11 2013

Sam Katz, Gallery Glass Episode 15 (YouTube show), September 15, 2013

 

RESIDENCIES

 2016-2017
            TwoTrees DUMBO, New York, NY  

2015
            Beta Residency, Newport, RI

2014 
           Art and Law Residency Program, NY, NY

2008 
           The Homestead AK, Wasilla, AK

 

LECTURES

2017
            Connecticut College, CT

2016
            Connecticut College, CT

2015
            Frog Design, New York, NY

2014
            University of Florida, Tampa, FL “How To Make & Live” 

2013        
            Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA “Practice Makes Perfect” 

2012        
            Museum School, Boston, MA “So You Want to Be Me”

2011      
            Museum School, Boston, MA

 

 

Thomas Stevenson is an conceptual artist living in Brooklyn. His work takes the form of sculpture, video, performance and installations. Thomas’ primary focus sits within the critique of power structures and the individuals who unwittingly acquiesce to them. 

His projects have been deployed in urban streets and rooftops, in the Mojave desert, and at the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival and Art Basel Miami. His projects have been written about in the New York Times, the Village Voice, USA Today, and the New York Observer.

Thomas has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a BA in Philosophy from Boston University. He recently completed the Art & Law program in New York City.

 

CONTACT

New York Galllery Hazan Projects
email:tstevenson@gmail.com
phone:617 821 4499