SCHOFIELD, Stephen (1952)

Stephen Schofield, Sailor’s Delight, 2012. Tissu, sucre, tuyau. 112 x 75 x 48 cm. Photo : Guy L’Heureux .

After attending Centennial College (1975-1976) and Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto (1976), Stephen Schofield completed a BFA at York University (1975) and an MFA at Concordia University (1982). He currently teaches in the department of visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. A sculptor, performer, videographer and author, he creates erotic and humorous sculptures that have been exhibited in Canada, France and the United States. His work invariably centres on the thin membrane separating the internal from the external body: the skin, at once porous and water-resistant, vulnerable and tough. Having worked for a long time in clay and wax, Schofield has recently begun exploring different ways of representing the body using new materials and innovative casting techniques. Characteristic elements in his work include puffy, inflated giants and organic, scarcely human shapes in vibrant colours.

SEE:
« Stephen Schofield : La présence du corps » by Carl Johnson, ESPACE, vol. 7, n° 2, p. 31.
« Le corps morcelé : L’enveloppe épidermique et le vêtement comme forme d’érotisation dans l’art » by Jocelyne Lupien, ESPACE #23, p. 25.
« Circa 1988-2008 : Entretien de Serge Fisette avec Yves Louis-Seize » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #87, p. 27.
« Biennale in Portneuf, Symposium in Val-David : Interview with Pascale Beaudet » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #89, p. 30.
« Stephen Schofield: Stumble » by Gil McElroy, ESPACE #93, p. 33.
« D’Expo 67 à Artefact 2007 » by Pascale McGarry, ESPACE #82, p. 40.
« On the Public in Art: Decompartmentalization and Transgression » by Aseman Sabet, ESPACE #102, p. 29.