Stella's work is informed by materials and practices of photography, textiles, craft and digital fabrication. She creates site-specific installations and films. Through these, she explores the concept of the reversible, as an unstable yet poetic factor of transformation.
Encountered in nature, in energy distribution patterns, in magic, in clothing and garments but also in digital formats and algorithmic codes, the reversible is a concept understood as a doubling, a 0–1 or the mirror image.
Her work has been exhibited nationally, in the UK and internationally. Solo exhibitions include most recently "The Magician" at Gloam Gallery, Sheffield. International group exhibitions include, amongst others, "Photography is Magic", Aperture Foundation, New York, 2016 curated by Charlotte Cotton. She has taken part in international residencies, including the "New Materiality" residency, at the Banff, Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada.
She holds a Practice-based Phd (2007) from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster, (2002). My work is held in private art collections and the Paul D. Fleck Archive of Artists Books at the Banff Centre for Arts, Alberta, Canada.
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