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Stephanie Davies-Arai BA (Hons), MA, MRBS, SSS

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Sculptor Stephanie Davies-Arai BA (Hons), MA, MRBS, SSS
Stephanie Davies-Arai

About Stephanie Davies-Arai

Her interest is in the human form and its relation to the organic found in nature. She takes her inspiration from the landscape and the natural world, especially the South Downs where she lives. She has always tried to express something of the spirit within rather that an illustrative interpretation of the human form, and she was influenced greatly by the inner power expressed in the Buddha sculptures in Japan, where she lived and worked for 5 years.
Sculptor Stephanie Davies-Arai BA (Hons), MA, MRBS, SSS
Stephanie Davies-Arai

Exhibition History of Stephanie Davies-Arai

2011 - Battle Contemporary Art fair, Battle, East Sussex
2011 - A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden, Sir Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
2011 - Small Works Open Exhibition, Bank Gallery, Chobham
2010 - Chiddingly Festival
2010 - Battle Contemporary Open 2010
2010 - Cork St Open 2010
2010 - Cranleigh Arts Centre Open
2010 - Sculpture in the Garden, Godinton House, Kent
2010 - Heart Head and Hands, University of Leicester Botanic Garden
2010 - Sculpture in the Garden, The Walled Garden, Sunbury on Thames
2010 - The Sculpture Festival, The Art Park, Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey
2010 - Art in the Garden 210, Sir Harold Hillier Garden, Hants
2010 - Artists United, Lewes
2009 - Cork St. Annual Open Exhibition
2008 - Borde Hill Garden, W. Sussex
2008 - The Savill Garden, W. Sussex
2008 - Untitled Artists Fair, Chelsea
2008 - RHS Wisley Garden, Surrey
2008 - Windsor Art Fair
2008 - Demelza Trust Charity Art Auction, Tunbridge Wells
2008 - Cork St. Annual Open Exhibition
2007 - Brighton Festival, Lewes
2007 - Windsor Art Fair
2006 - Brighton Festival
2006 - Lewes Art Wave
2006 - The Infrequent Gallery at Millbrook, Crowborough
2006 - Brighton Art Fair
2005 - Brighton Festival, Jointure Gallery, Ditchling
2005 - The Garden Gallery, Hants
2005 - Lewes Art Wave
2005 - Garden Sculpture, Rushlake Green
2004 - The Garden Gallery, Stockbridge, Hants
2004 - Lewes Art Wave
2004 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2004 - Lennox Gallery, London
2003 - Thebes Gallery, Lewes
1994 - Kenmin Kaikan Gallery, Japan
1994 - Herts Visual Arts Forum, Watford
1994 - Kenmin Kaikan, Japan
1993 - St. Ablans Abbey, Hertfordshire
1992 - Mita Gallery, Tokyo
1991 - Kanazawa Culture Hall, Japan
1991 - Kanazawa Museum of Art, Japan
1990 - Kanazawa Museum of Art, Japan
1989 - Kanazawa Museum of Art, Japan
1989 - Theatre Ishikawa, Japan
1989 - Shimin Plaza, Japan
1986 - Glyndebourne Opera House, E. Sussex
1985 - Vivaldi Gallery, London

Stephanie Davies-Arai

Biography / CV of Stephanie Davies-Arai

Stephanie is an experienced sculptor working in stone, wood and bronze. Her main interest is in creating sculptures in stone for gardens and outdoor spaces. These sculptures are all based on the human figure, with inspiration taken from landscape and natural forms. After an Art education at Gwent College of Higher Education and St. Martins, Stephanie lived in Japan for over five years, completing her Masters Degree at Kanazawa University of Art and Design. In Japan she was awarded several commissions, including Hakuba City Council and Kanazawa City Council, and her sculpture can be seen at various locations across Japan. She was also awarded two prestigious prizes, the Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art Prize and the Hokuriku Chunichi Annual Art Prize. Shephanie now lives and works in Lewes, East Sussex and her latest commission was for a Portland stone sculpture for the memorial garden at the R.S.P.C.A. Headquarters in Horsham, West Sussex. In 2009 and 2010, sculptures were selected for the Cork St Annual Open Exhibition. In 2010 five sculptures were also selected for the Battle Contemporary Open, one sculpture was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, and a large Portland stone sculpture was selected for the prestigious `Heart, Head and Hands` exhibition at the Sir Harold Martin Botanic Garden in Leicester. This year, another large outdoor piece has been selected for their tenth anniversary exhibition `A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden`

Stephanie Davies-Arai at the Harold Martin Botanic

Artist Statement of Stephanie Davies-Arai

My interest is in the human form and its relation to organic forms found in nature. I take my inspiration from landscape and the natural world, especially the South Downs where I live. I have always tried to express something of the spirit within rather than an illustrative interpretation of the human form, and I was influenced greatly by the inner power expressed in the Buddha sculptures in Japan, where I lived and worked for five years. To me, this inner spirit is linked to our connection as human beings to the natural world and I try to create figures which express this connection through organic form which has the same dignity and power as forms found in nature. I hope that my sculptures can take their place in the landscape naturally, with as much right to be there, but not in competition with, all the natural forms around them

Awards and Prizes of Stephanie Davies-Arai

1991 - Hokuriku Chunichi Newspaper Annual Art Prize, Kanazawa Museum of Art, KANAZAWA, Japan

1990 - Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art Prize, Kanazawa Museum of Art, KANAZAWA, Japan

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Stephanie Davies-Arai

Commissions
2007 - RSPCA, Horsham, West Sussex
1991 - Kanazawa City Council, Japan
1990 - Magara Engineering Co, Japan
1990 - Kanazawa Gold Leaf Company, Japan
1989 - Nagano Prefecture County Council, Japan
1985 - Klaus Tennstedt
1984 - London Philarmonic Orchestra

Public Works of Stephanie Davies-Arai

Kanazawa City Council, Japan
Nagano County Council, Japan

Qualifications / Education of Stephanie Davies-Arai

1989 to 1991 - Master Course (Sculpture) Kanazawa University of Art and Design, Japan

1981 to 1982 - Advanced Course (Sculpture) St. Martins College of Art, London

1978 to 1981 - Fine Art Degree (Sculpture) 2.1 BA Hons, Gwent College of Higher Education

1977 to 1978 - Foundation Course, Loughborough College of Art and Design

Teaching Experience

2003/05 - Adviser, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
1995/03 - Adviser, Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design
1993/95 - Overseas Student Adviser, University of East London
1992 - Associate Lecturer, University of East London Faculty of Art and Design
1986 - Visiting Tutor, Leicester Polytechnic
1981/82 - Visiting Tutor, Hull College of Art

Influences / Inspiration of Stephanie Davies-Arai

Stephanie`s work has a wide range of influences, from African wood-carvings and Japanese Bhudda sculpture, to the early figurative work of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and the stone-carvings of Eric Gill, Henri Gaudia-Brezka and Jacob Epstein

Price Range of Work

Stephanie Davies-Arai's work has a price range from £4,500 to £8,000

Mediums utilised

Stephanie Davies-Arai's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Stephanie Davies-Arai's work is found in the following categories on site:
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (8)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (6)
Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines (6)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (4)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (3)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues (2)
Stylized People Sculptures
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Spiritual sculpture
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues
Human Figurative Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Stephanie Davies-Arai's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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