Stevie Ronnie is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Northumberland. His works have been exhibited across the UK, Europe, Japan and the US, attracting several awards. A natural collaborator, he has worked with artists, arts organisations, charities, communities, businesses, schools, libraries, galleries and festivals to produce engaging encounters with art.

At the heart of Stevie’s practice is an intrinsic enquiry into language: its intricacies and its material possibilities. Stevie is interested in what cannot be said and what is lost in translation in the context of our changing world. His fragile, emotive and multi-sensory works are informed by research into the history of language, dialects, Braille, etymology, technology and poetics. Through his inherently interdisciplinary approach, Stevie blends diverse techniques from a range of artistic disciplines to conjure feelings of love, disappearance, (dis)connection, time, place and memory.

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Selected exhibitions
John Moores Painting Prize 2023, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
NE Emerging Artist Award Shortlist Exhibition, National Trust, Seaton Delaval Hall
Material Presence, Fitzrovia Gallery, London
PAINT!, Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield
British Academy Summer Showcase, British Academy, London
Flow, National Waterways Museums, Gloucester / Liverpool
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Münster / Berlin, Germany
Constitution, The Bridge Gallery, Tynemouth
LiKE Festival, Koscie, Slovakia
Festival Silêncio, Lisbon, Portugal
Prescriptions, The Beaney Museum, Canterbury
Filmpoem 16, Hague Centre, Norway
Arctica, Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol
Arctica, NewBridge Bookshop, Newcastle
The Arctic Was a Poem Twisted into Rope, Centre for Book Arts, New York, USA
Outside Ink, International Print Biennale, Newcastle
Book Apothecary, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Displaced, Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust, London
Dear Angel, Globe Gallery, Newcastle
New Art of Making Books, Winchester School of Art, Winchester
Brass Book, Galeries Goldstein at Goodhood, London
Kinikophonography, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan

Selected awards
John Moores Painting Prize (Shortlist)
NE Emerging Artist Award (shortlist)
a-n artist’s bursary, a-n
National Poetry Competition (longlist)
DYCP Award, Arts Council
MacDowell Fellowship
GFA Award, Arts Council England
Jerwood / Arvon Mentoring Scheme

Selected collections
Private Collections, UK / USA
BALTIC CCA Artist’s Book Collection, UK
MacDowell Colony, USA
University of Kent, UK
Sheffield Int. Artist Book Collection, UK
Bodleian Library Special Collections, UK
Wiener Library Collection, UK
British Library, UK
Artist Book Collective Collection, UK

Selected residencies
Centre for Literature, Burg Hülshof
MacDowell
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
PH1, York
The Arctic Circle
North Light Arts
Dance City
Hatton Gallery
Cove Park

Selected publications
Inscription (Issue 4: Touch), Information as Material
John Moores Painting Prize 2023 Catalogue, National Museums Liverpool
Artist’s Books Now, Parenthesis
Artist’s Book Yearbook 2022-23, Impact Press
and for you (love), self-published / kickstarter
Self Portrait as Someone Else, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Prescriptions: Artist’s books on wellbeing and medicine, Natrix Natrix press
The Blue Notebook Vol.10 No.2, CFPR @ UWE, Bristol
Manifestations, Red Squirrel Press
Artist’s Book Yearbook 2014-15, Impact Press
Codex: Between This and That, Collective Investigations / ACE
Brass Book Exhibition Programme, Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood
Another Voice, Hatton Gallery / Tyne and Wear Museums

Education
2021 – 2022 Turps Art School (Painting Correspondence Course)
2005 – 2007 MA Creative Writing, Newcastle University
1995 – 1999 BSc Computer Science, University of Nottingham

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Technique tuition: painting
  • Technique tuition: moving image
  • Technique tuition: photography
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
  • Coaching / mentoring
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