Stephen Nelson was born in Liverpool. He gained his BA in Fine Art at South Glamorgan Institute, followed by a Masters in Fine Art at Birmingham University (1985). Since then he has lived in London where he has established his sculptural practice.

Stephen has collaborated with a range of artists on multi-disciplinary projects, including New Child Sexuality with Struan Leslie at Chisenhale Dance Space. He has shown his work internationally and in 1996 and 1998 he curated two exhibitions of British Artists for the British Council in Eritrea and Tanzania.

In 1999 Stephen was appointed the Arts Council of England Helen Chadwick Fellow in Sculpture, during which period he developed a series of works about wolves that related to his time spent at the British School at Rome and at Oxford University.

Recent exhibitions include “Walls have ears” at Man&Eve Gallery, London (2008), which he also curated, showing artists such as Simon Callery, Brian Griffiths and Brighid Lowe; and “it’s a soft hard world”, a solo show at Space Station 65, London (2008).