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  Biography: Steve Tepper
 
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Best known for his work as a public art sculptor, Steve Tepper's minimal and quirky furniture pieces and elegant lights are also eagerly collected as art objects.

In this exhibition, Sport Balls (Foot, Cricket, Tennis, Soft, Bowling and Basket) are all incorporated into his latest aluminium constructions, in which the chair form becomes an exciting sculptural object, far removed from the comfortable piece of furniture beloved by the TV spectator.


And in Reading Lights, an ironically titled series of wall lights, he uses Squash and Table Tennis Balls as Braille characters to create a back lit pattern of words.

Graduating from Curtin University (1992), he won the City of Perth Open Award in the same year, was the recipient of the Domus Scholarship, RMIT, Melbourne in 1993, and, with Anne Neil, of the Basel Exchange in 1994/95. In 1997/98 he was awarded a grant by the Australia Council to develop new furniture, and in 1999 he received an Asialink residency in Seoul, South Korea.

Solo Exhibitions

2002

Catch, Gallery East, North Fremantle, Western Australia

1998

8 x Table, Moore's Building, Fremantle, Western Australia

1996

House and Home, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle,
Western Australia

1995

Lost and Found in Switzerland, Atelier, Arlesheim, Switzerland

1993

Electric Furniture, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle,
Western Australia

1993

Salt and Pepper, THE DOOR, Fremantle, Western Australia

 
Recent Selected Commissions
2001/02

Sculpture Commission for Melville Aquatic Centre Leisure Pool, Western Australia
Sculpture Commission, with Anne Neil, for Edith Cowan University Sculpture Park, Joondalup, Western Australia
Entrance and Courtyard Sculpture, with Anne Neil and Mutsuko Bonnardeaux, for Geraldton Residential College, Western Australia
Sculpture Commission for Kinross Upper School, Kinross, Perth, Western Australia

2001

Seating for Osborne Park Library forecourt, Perth, Western Australia
Heritage Markers for City of Mandurah, Western Australia
Heritage Plagues for the City of Stirling, Western Australia
Gosnells Hospital Ceiling Foyer Sculpture, Gosnells, Western Australia
Wall Installation, with Anne Neil, for Station House, Subiaco, Western Australia
Ramp and Boardwalk artworks for Piney Lakes Sensory Playground, Melville, Western Australia

2000

Entrance Features for Shenton College School, Perth, Western Australia
Wall Artworks for two accommodation blocks, Acacia Prison, Perth, Western Australia

 
Selected Colections
 

Curtin University

 

Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth

 

Mayor Hanke, Arlesheim, Switzerland

 

Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland

 

Gunyulup Gallery, Yallingup

 

Jill van der Hoof, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

To view more of this artists works go to the SculptureSection

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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