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Stacey Steers

Moving Image, 2012



Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, lyrical narratives. These films investigate the nature of longing, and how desire provokes and mediates experience to create meaning. Steers’s animated short films have screened throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have received numerous awards. Her work has shown at Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, IFFR, Rotterdam, New Directors New Films (New York), MoMA, and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) among many other venues. Recently Steers has expanded her work to include collaborative installations that join invented, three-dimensional production elements with film loops, creating a new context for experiencing her films. Steers’s installation work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.), the Denver Art Museum, Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany and many other venues.

 

Stacey Steers

Awards and Accomplishments

2017: Stacey Steers' new film, Edge of Alchemy, her Creative Capital project, will be the focus of a solo exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco along with preparatory collages and accompanying installation objects.

2017: Stacey Steers' will present "Trilogy" at the Robischon Gallery in Denver, CO. The exhibition will include her trilogy of films examining women's inner worlds, Phantom Canyon, Night Hunter, and her new film, Edge of Alchemy, her Creative Capital project. The exhibition will also feature installation objects made to accompany the films and preparatory collages used in their construction, as well as large scale photographs.

2017: Edge of Alchemy received the Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film at the 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival.

2017: Edge of Alchemy will screen in the Golden Gate Shorts Competition at the San Francisco International Film Festival, April 5-19th, 2017.

2017: Stacey Steers will be in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation's Liguria Study Center near Genoa, Italy in the fall of 2017.

2017: Stacey Steers' Creative Capital project Edge of Alchemy won the Peter Wilde Award for the most technically innovative film at the 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Grand Jury prize for Best Experimental Film at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival.

2017: Stacey Steers' Creative Capital project will have its International Premiere in competition at the prestigious Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno Italy. August 2-12, 2017

2017: Stacey Steers' Creative Capital project Edge of Alchemy will screen at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival, September 1-4, 2017.

2017: Edge of Alchemy, the film, collages, photos and installation objects, will be featured in Catharine Clark's booth at Paris Photo, the prestigious photography fair. The fair is held November 9-12, 2017, at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.

2017: Edge of Alchemy will have its international premiere in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland, August 1-11, 2017.

2017: Edge of Alchemy had its International Premiere in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno Switzerland, August 3-12, 2017.

2017: Edge of Alchemy screened at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado, September 1-4, 2017.

2015: Stacey Steers was featured in a major retrospective at The Annecy International Festival of Animation in Annecy, France.

2014:

Steers is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video

2013:

Steers' Night Hunter, Night Hunter House and preparatory collages are installed in a solo exhibition at Tufts University Art Gallery in Medford, MA.

2013:

Stacey Steers’ film Night HunterNight Hunter House and preparatory collages are installed in a solo exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

2013:

Steers participates in Haunted Home, curated by fellow Creative Capital grantee Reynold Reynolds, at Galerie West in The Hague, the Netherlands, from September 7 – October 12, 2013. The exhibition also includes work from Bjorn Melhus and Marc Ashenbrenner.

2013:

Steers is featured in the book Animation Sketchbooks (Chronicle Books, 2013)

2012:

Steers's work screens in the Sundance Film Festival

2012:

Steers screens work in the International Film Festival Rotterdam

2012:

Steers' Night Hunter, Night Hunter House and various collages are installed at the Hood Museum at Dartmouth Collage

2012:

Steers' Night Hunter and Night Hunter House are included in Harsh Realities at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ

2012:

Stacey Steers receives Stan Brakhage Vision Award from the Denver International Film Festival.