Stefan is a practicing artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He works within the field of drawing, exploring where it intersects with digital technology. He was a finalist in high-profile competitions as the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2007, 2010, 2012) and recently a prize winner at the Lumen Prize, 2019 (Global award for Art and Technology). Stefan teaches on the studio-based modules.
Profile photo credit: Simon Callery, 2019.
- Painting and Drawing BA (Hons)
- Fine Art BA (Hons)
- Fine Art MA
Stefan’s research activities explore contemporary drawing within a phygital (physical and digital) context. He is currently artist in residence with the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (2019-2023), based at Blenheim Palace in collaboration with spatial archaeologist, Dr John Pouncett. He was formerly artist in residence at an archaeological excavation site in Bodfari, north Wales in collaboration with YBA, Simon Callery and archaeologist, Professor Gary Lock, University of Oxford (2013-2018).
Recent research outputs (selected)
Different expressions of the same mode: a recent dialogue between archaeological and contemporary drawing practices (Gant, S. & Reilly P, 2017) Journal of Visual Art Practice, Routledge; Painting, Drawing and the Digital International Symposium and Exhibition 2017 (Co-Chair and Organiser) in collaboration with The Drawing Center, New York, USA; Rhych: Simon Callery, Stefan Gant & The School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (2018) Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Wales; Ineligible (2020) (art/archaeology), International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Santo Tirso, Portugal and Drawn to Investigate (2020) The Ruskin Museum, Lancaster University, UK