Steve Dutton is an artist/academic who works on both collaborative and individual projects. As Professor in Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Lincoln in the UK, he is the lead academic for the development of Artistic Research and was instrumental in the highly successful outcome of the last Research Excellence Framework. He is also responsible for developing international research networks and partnerships. He is a founder member of S1 Artspace in Sheffield and the Founder of LGP in Coventry, a former Director of Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum and the ArtSheffield Biennial programme is currently an AIR Council member.
He designed and was Course Leader for the MA Fine Art Course at Sheffield Hallam University for 10 years, Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam for 3 years, Professor in Creative Practice at Coventry University for 4 years and is currently Professor in Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Lincoln. Steve is currently supervising 3 PhD candidates.
Individual and collaborative artistic research projects have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including The Institute of Beasts at Kuando Museum of Fine Art in Taipei and more recently The Stag and Hound at PSL in Leeds UK which was nominated for the prestigious Northern Art Prize. Steve’s most recent commission was ‘End of Ends’, an Arts Council Funded project for Bend in the River in the East Midlands of the UK in which he collaborated with artist Neil Webb ( www.endofends.co.uk ) . His solo work has recently been included in ‘Modern Times’ which was shown at numerous sites across the Netherlands including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Centraal Museum Utrecht. His most recent project was for the Lock- Up in Newcastle Australia.
He has published in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and the Journal of Visual Arts Practice along with many contributions to various magazines, publications and conferences on contemporary art, the most recent being ‘Sensuous Knowledge 7’ with The Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Arts and Society Conference 2013, Budapest, and 2014, Rome , and key note for ‘Next to nothing: performance stripped to the bone’ at the University of Newcastle, Australia.?
Steve also has curated a number of exhibitions, including ‘Unspeaking Engagements’ for Chulalongkorn Art Centre in Bangkok and LGP in Coventry co-curated with Brian Curtin and Possession (1) for Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre in 2013.