Stephanie Neville

"Focusing on conceptual art derived from intensive research, my approach is primarily autobiographical, concentrating on a universal collective understanding found through sharing personal experiences. I explore sustainability in the environment and personal relationships."

Capture, 2015 - Embroidered thread D. 15 x 25 cm

Stephanie Neville is a contemporary conceptual artist born in Pretoria, South Africa, and a UAE resident since 1999. With an interest in textile arts, Neville employs traditional handmade techniques to express a feminine approach to conceptual art. Neville’s work is an investigation into identity explored via themes of diaspora, memory, absence. Her growing interest in sustainability is examined in terms of the environment and interpersonal relationships influenced by the transient lifestyle of the UAE. Neville holds a Master of Visual Arts and has won various awards. Having exhibited internationally, her works appear in personal and public collections.



Master of Visual Arts (Cum Laude), University of South Africa

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of South Africa

Life (Blue), 2020 - Soft sculpture, embroidery hoop, textiles, wool, thread, beads, D. 30 cm
Capture, 2015 - Embroidered thread D. 15 x 25 cm
Origins: Family Tree, 2020 - Soft sculpture, mixed textiles, beads, wire, sequence, 35 x 45 x 35 cm
I'll keep you safe, 2015 - Knitted wool site installation

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