S. Gayle Stevens

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Disappearance, 2015 7' Circle © sgaylestevens
Disappearance, Detail
Clearing, 2015 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype 9' X 25' © sgaylestevens
Clearing, Detail
disappearance 5, 2014 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype Photogram 20x20" © sgaylestevens
flight, 2014 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype Photogram 9' X17' © sgaylestevens
blow balls, 2013 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype Photogram 20x20" © sgaylestevens
2-16-2014-1, 2014 Wet Plate Collodion Chemitypes, Triptych 24 X 13 In.
2-14-2014-1, 2014 Wet Plate Collodion Chemigram 20 X 20 In. © S. Gayle Stevens
Spring, 2012 Wet Plate Collodion Tintype Photograms 24" X 24" © yes
Nocturnes 6 , 2012 Wet Collodion Plate 20 X 20" © Courtesy of the artist and Schneider Gallery
Quick Facts
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Paul Cava, Gallery Kayafas, Tilt Gallery

S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over fifteen years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. She exhibits extensively across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. Ms. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community. Named one of the Critical Mass Top Fifty Photographers for 2010 and 2014, she received second place in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards in 2011 and was named a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2012 and 2014. Her work has been featured in Fraction, Square, Shots, Diffusion, B + W Photography, South by Southeast and Fuzion magazines and in Inventing Reality, New Orleans Visionary Photography. North Light Press published a book of Stevens’ work, Calligraphy, in their 11 + 1 Signature series. Christopher James featured her work in the third edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. Stevens’ work is widely collected and is part of the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Rockford Museum of Art and the Center for Fine Art Photography and  the University of New Mexico Art Museum, among others. A member of the Posse photo collective, she divides her time shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi and Downers Grove, Illinois, where she resides. Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery, Catherine Couturier Gallery, and Gallery Kayafas and Paul Cava.

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