Lucy Stein

Job title

Lucy Stein’s work builds on an engagement with British modernist painting, ideas around “genius loci” (or, spirit of place), feminist performance and women’s “confessional” literature. Her work ranges from painting to performance and video and includes multiple collaborations with other artists. Personal history and art history are given equal significance, and a mimetic relationship binds the female body to a psychological landscape. In 2015 Stein was resident on the Tate St Ives Artist Programme. Her residency embraced both painting and a steady flow of public facing activity ranging from talks and film screenings to performance rehearsals in the studio. This culminated in a new performance work The Wise Wound in June 2015, a collaboration with artists, musicians and others, which explored the concept of the underwater woman and ideas around female sexuality in relation to the sea. Other recent events include Samhain at CAST in Helston and a banishment workshop at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, as well as a two day festival at Café Oto in London celebrating depression and hysteria. She has shown her work at ICA, London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartkunst in Zurich, Newlyn Gallery Penzance. This coming year she will show at NICC Brussels, Galway Arts Centre as part of TULCA festival and Tate St Ives. She joined Falmouth University in September  2017 to stand in for Mark Surridge who is on sabbatical.

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Painting, British modernist painting, feminisms, fictions, atmosphere, vitality, the sea, waves, intersectionality, witchcraft, female pain, eye objection, celticity

Policy engagement within Cornwall

I Worked with Addaction in Redruth, Groundwork based in Helston and The Museum  of Witchcraft and Magic on a banishment workshop in May 2017.

Professional engagement