Stephen works with print, paint and letterpress to create text-based works which articulate the problems, frustrations and barriers that he struggles against when trying to live independently.
He has been a member of Pyramid for many years and works collaboratively in the Ribblehead Group as well as being a solo artist.
Stephen created Moan Mats for the BEYOND Festival in 2018 – a series of site specific multiples, banners and prints. The Only Way Is Up was a print-based work which he designed specifically for the staircase gallery in Leeds Town Hall.
Stephen was selected to participate in the BEYOND Artist Development Scheme, and more of his work can be seen online at https://beyondarts.co.uk/artists/stephen-harvey/
Stephen exhibited at The Tetley as part of Pyramid’s Hidden Art / Hidden Artists exhibition, in which three Pyramid artists created responses to an exploration of our archive, and specifically to work made by our founder members, from within the walls of Meanwood Park Hospital.
Stephen took part in the Exchange 62 artist residential programme, which revealed his talent for poetry. You can read Stephen’s poems by clicking here.