Stephanie Mann’s practice manifests in sculpture, text, print and video. She is fascinated by the exploration of objects – their inherent properties and latent possibilities. Her work conflates the act of thinking, working and play in questioning the ontological nature of ‘things’ and our relationships to them.
Stephanie lives and works in Edinburgh. She is currently completing a residency with Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 2018-2021. She has shown work at Freelands Foundation, London; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, SWG3 in Glasgow, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Salon Gallery, Berlin. She is the recipient of the Andrew Grant Bequest Award, John Kinross Travel Scholarship and The John Watson Prize. She was also artist in residence at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Ten Chances in Minneapolis USA, Snehta in Athens, Greece and the Edinburgh Art Festival Tourist in Residence. She obtained a degree in Sculpture (2011) and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice (2013) at Edinburgh College of Art.
Talbot Rice Residents is a 2-year funded programme for emerging artists based anywhere in Scotland. The programme offers artists a studio base and workshop access at Edinburgh College of Art, access to the research and collections of the University of Edinburgh, and a series of Masterclasses, writing commissions and studio visits with invited guests. The original plan to end the first iteration of the programme with a collective trip to Cove Park was halted due to the pandemic, we are very pleased however to be able to adapt the plans and offer the 5 artists an individual residential retreat this year.
Image: Working notes and research imagery, Stephanie Mann. Published in Old Land New Waters, 2021.