Curriculum Vitae

B. 1982, Maine, USA. Lives and works in Portland, Maine, USA

EDUCATION
2008-2012               PhD Contemporary Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
2000-2006              BFA – Studio Art (Sculpture) and Art History, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA
2000-2006              BA – New Media (Interactive Design), The University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Kimball Street Studios, Lewiston, Maine, USA. Explore (two-person with W.P. Cox), 2015.
Gallery Central, Perth, Australia. What is displace? (solo), 2011.
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
University of Southern Maine Art Galleries, Gorham, Maine, USA. Faculty Invitational, 2015.
SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The Vault (curated by Jorge Rojas), 2013.
Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, USA. Works on Paper, 2012.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Low Lives 3, 2011.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, USA. Low Lives 3, 2011.
Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NYC, USA. Low Lives 3, 2011.
National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia. National Art Glass Prize (curated by M. Scarrone), 2010.
Edith Cowan University Gallery, Joondalup, Australia. Conversations, 2010.
International Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia. Art Stays, 2010.
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Australia, 2010.
Spectrum Project Space, Perth, Australia. Welcome to Bob, 2009.
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, Victoria Park, Australia. Victoria Park Art Awards, 2009.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia. Ummm…(curated by Erin Coates), 2009.
This is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, Australia. Electrofringe, 2008.
Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, Australia. Survey, 2008.
el Dokan Art Space, Alexandria, Egypt. Madad (curated by Sameh L Hlawany), 2008.
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Megabytes 5, 2007.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine, USA. Plugged In III, 2006.
Leonard Craig Gallery, Unity, Maine, USA. Environmental Perspectives, 2006.
The Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine, USA. Small Movements, 2006.
Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, Maine, USA. Maine Filmmakers Forum, 2004.

RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS
2012            Residency, 1W3KND, Broken City Lab, Windsor, ON, Canada
2010            Presentation & Residency, GO/COME Conference & Exchange, University of Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2009            Residency, Splendid Arts Lab @ Lismore Gallery, Lismore, NSW, Australia
2009            Residency, Spectrum Project Space, Perth, WA, Australia
2008            Residency, Hyaline Glass Studio, Mt. Lawley, WA, Australia (2008, 2009, 2010)
2007            Residency (Full Fellowship), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
2005            Workshop (Glassblowing w/ Sean Albert), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, USA

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS
2012            Residency Grant, Broken City Lab, Windsor, ON, Canada
2010            Residency Grant, GO/COME Conference & Exchange, University of Shanghai, China
2010            National Finalist, NSAGP, National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
2009            Residency Grant, Spectrum Project Space, Perth, WA, Australia
2008            Research Grant (IPRS), Edith Cowan University, WA, Australia
2007            Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA
2006            Juror’s Award, Environmental Perspectives, Leonard Craig Gallery, Unity, Maine, USA
2005            Work-study Grant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine, USA
2005            Juror’s Award, Photo Work, Boyd Place Gallery, Bangor, Maine, USA
2004            The Leveille Artist Award, The University of Maine, Orono, Maine

PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS
DiRisio, M. & Stevens, N. (2013). A Correspondence of Socially Engaged Practices. In Broken City Lab (Eds.), 1W3KND: On Social Practice and Collaboration, 48 Hours at a Time. (pp. 148-155). Windsor, Ontario: Broken City Lab.

Stevens, N. (2013). Sustenance of Social Practice: The Responsibility of Pad Thai. In Broken City Lab (Eds.), 1W3KND: On Social Practice and Collaboration, 48 Hours at a Time. (pp. 108-119). Windsor, Ontario: Broken City Lab.

Stevens, N. (2012). There are two Is in ʻin the makingʼ: Interpreting contemporary artistic practice through a self-reflexive lens. Doctoral dissertation, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.

Stevens, N. (2009). So you think you can make art?. RealTime Arts Journal, Issue 94, p. 32.

SELECTED REVIEWS 
Plumb, T. (2013). “Nathan Stevens”. Artscope Magazine. Issue 7, Volume 6. P. 44
Ainslie, B. (2011, January 25). Morning Magazine (radio series). Perth, Australia: RTR 92.1 FM
Cochrane, G. (2010). “National Student Art Glass Prize”. Craft Arts International. Issue 80, p. 109
Noakes, M. (2010, February 28). “Building blocks of beach art”. The Sunday Times, p. 29
Thorson, N. (2010, March 02). “Blow-in says sculpture is a glass act…”.Western Suburbs Weekly, cover,3.
Stacy, G. (2009, Feb. 10). Morning Magazine (radio series). Perth, Australia: RTR 92.1 FM
Bergmeier, E. (2009, Feb. 06) “Ummm…The Articulate Practitioner”. X Press Magazine. p. 27
Mezaros, T. (2008, June). Gallery Watch [TV series]. Perth, Australia: Channel 44 Television.
Walker, H. (2007, Apr. 13). “Small Shows, Big Discoveries”. The Albuquerque Journal. p. S8
Salvaggio, E. (2006, Apr. 10). “Too cool for school”. Maine Campus, p. 10
Madden, B. (2006, Apr. 03).“UMaine student exercises creative muscle”. Maine Campus, p.11
Browne, A. (Presenter). (2006, Mar. 04) “Voices” (radio series). Maine: WERU 89.9 FM.
Martulmarch, K. (2006). The Maine Review. Orono, ME: The University of Maine Press. p. 38
Churchill, C. (2006, Feb. 05). “Young at Art”. Kennebec Journal, p. A1

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-Present        Adjunct Lecturer, Creative & Fine Arts,  University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA
2014-Present        Adjunct Lecturer II, Art Department, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, USA
2014-2015             Visiting Art Mentor/Consultant, The R.E.A.L School, Falmouth, ME, USA
2012-Present        Adjunct Instructor, Studio Arts/Humanities, Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME, USA
2011                        Adjunct Faculty, Visual/Studio Arts,  Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley, WA, Australia
2009                       Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Cultural History & Theory, Edith Cowan University, Mt. Lawley, WA, Australia