A visual artist working in photography and film, installation and assemblage, performance and text.

The site and location specific practice is centred on acts of walk and response, and carried out largely in the public realm. Themes of urban place and space narrow down to a particular focus on urban land use and the post-industrial human living condition, alongside ideas of absence and presence and longing and belonging in the contemporary city.

The work invariably contains an element of walking, both as part of a research methodology, but also as a performative gesture. The outcome of the walk will often take the form of a temporary structural, site-specific intervention, designed to create a dialogue with the public. Increasingly I have become interested in the idea of the walker as a lone nomad, stripped of tribe or community, enacting a singular, peripatetic, itinerant approach to urban journeys.
Exhibitions, Projects & Publications

2016

A Sick Logic (sic), with Anna Chrystal Stephens - R&D, Platform Residency (Site Gallery, Sheffield), Public talks, Exhibition, Publication. March to December

2015

A Sick Logic, Exhibition (group) within The Artist Proposes, Site Gallery, Sheffield, December
The Spode China Rose, (as AirSpace Gallery), Exhibition (group) within the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, September - November
Dr. Bird - Conquering Clouds, photography for publication by David Bethell, May
The Spode China Rose, (as AirSpace Gallery), Exhibition (group) within Small Worlds at New Art Gallery Walsall, May - September
Artist-led Evolution, essay commissioned by Alias Arts, reprinted by a-n (https://a-n.co.uk/news/artist-led-evolution-facing-the-challenges-in-uncertain-times), February
A Second Home, commissioned essay for Vulpes Vulpes publication, Go To Ground, January

2014

Walk The Middleway, - Group walk, commissioned by the Still Walking Festival, Birmingham - May
Hermetically Sealed, Exhibition (group) multi-media installation, Grand Union, Birmingham - February
Walking in Circles Part One, Exhibition (group) - The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham - February-April

2013

Walking in Circles Part One, Exhibition (group) - in Stroll On, Harrington Mill Studios, Nottingham - November

2012

The Utilitarian Press, Photobooks (9 Volumes), self-published, September-December
Faceless of our Time, Exhibition (group) within ASS '12, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent,
September Once, Photobook, self-published, March
Re-living Room, Exhibition (solo) multi-media installation, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, February

2011

Christmas is, Exhibition (group),AirVent AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, December
Stay, Exhibition (group) - selected work as part of "The Chambermaid",Platform P at the Duke, Plymouth, November
Belonging, Photobook, self-published, March
It's The Way I Tell 'Em, Exhibition (group), Kiss Me Quick, contributing artist, , Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, July
Once, Photobook, self-published, April
Stay, Exhibition - selected work as part of "The Chambermaid", Trajector Art Fair, Bruxelles, April
Common Ground, Publication to document art event, April
A Matter of Death and Life, Exhibition (group), within Beyond Power, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby, February
Static, Exhibition (group) contributing artist - "This Way, That Way", The Exchange, Stoke-on-Trent, January
Threesomes, Exhibition (group - online) Soanyway - contributing artist, soanyway.org.uk ISSN 2043-6048, January

2010

Now, Here, photobook, self published, December
State of Practice (A-N Magazine), photograph to accompany essay by Rich White, November
There is Beauty in the City: Leiden, Exhibition, Leiden, Sept-Oct
The Stranger at the Party, Public intervention/exhibition, Bristol. Sept.
Hay Belleza en la Ciudad, Exhibition of participatory project, Ezcurdia, Gijon, Spain. July
Where There's a Will There's a Way or Who Cares Wins, contributing artist, Common Ground Art trail, Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent. July.
There is Beauty in the City - Exhibition of participatory project, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. April
Interrogation: Walsall A Handbook, photographer and editor, publication by Longhouse, April ISBN - 978-0-9563457-1-4
Severance, Exhibition (group), Curator and contributing artist, The State of the City, Burslem School of Art, Stoke-on-Trent, April
Interrogation: Worcester - Video for MADE symposium, 'Worcester - Building a Modern City.' March

2009

Midlife, Photobook, self published
Beyond Bricks - Publication, photography of findings and results of the public art program, published by Multistory ISBN 978-0-9563457-0-7, October
The Eccentric City - photographer, article in eccentric city newspaper about commission and WLTM. April

Awards

Northern Design Competition, runner-up. 2009

Professional

2012 - present

Co Director of AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

2012 - present

Performance, Event and Live Art Documenter (Freelance)

2007 - present

AirSpace Gallery – official documenter for the gallery’s exhibitions, events, workshops and outreach programme

Education

Ba(Hons) Photography - Staffordshire University 2013 1st Class
Ba(Hons) Politics - Staffordshire University 1993 2:2
Glen Stoker is a visual artist concerned with ideas of existence and our relationship with the land and our socio-political surroundings. With a main focus on film, photography, performance and installation, work takes place predominantly in the Public Realm.




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