"One sunny morning circa 1990, I opened the studio door to a startling sight: my brand new, freshly painted sculpture was staring right back at me. Did it come alive overnight? Blood on Fire was poised to leap off the workbench. This sentient characteristic has been my signature ever since."
Dave Stevenson has sculpted at studios in California, Montana, New York and the Caribbean. He chose these spots for scenic inspiration and ready access to snowboarding, surfing, & climbing. The fluid contours of his work capture the rhythm and energy of these pursuits.
Stevenson is currently working on Acrobat, a monumental bronze sculpture chosen for NYC Parks' Art in the Parks 2019 exhibition series. Past commissions range from a three inch TITANIC to a 20 foot sculpture for the set of a modern dance performance. Corporate collections include Pfizer Inc. and filmmaker James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment. Special charitable commissions include projects for the William J. Clinton Foundation and Parkinson's Unity Walk. Stevenson's work has been featured on ABC, CBS, Fuse, VH1 Classic, Fine Living, and most recently, Netflix (MARVEL?!? sssshht/zip it...details soon!). In 2012, Stevenson was awarded a Creative Grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
Publications include The New York Times
, The Wall Street Journal
, Harper's Bazaar
, Town & Country
, The Santa Cruz Sentinel
, The Bozeman Chronicle
and St. Barth Weekly
. Ensemble Lifestyles
featured an extensive profile of the artist in its 2013 fall issue highlighting his annual winter exhibition at Galerie Les Artisans in St-Barthélemy, F.W.I..
A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Stevenson has been represented by Galerie Les Artisans since 2000. The sculptor currently splits his time between an apartment/design studio in Manhattan and a larger living/workspace in the Catskills, strategically located striking distance from the foundry and his favorite climbing crag.