"The drawings of Steve Fossey breathe ingenuity, adventure, vision, barrier breaking—all in the service of exploring new dimensions"
(Susan Kemenyffy, 2021).
I have been working in education and the creative industries as an artist, musician, lecturer and researcher for over 20 years. As an artist I work across disciplines including drawing, performance/live art, sound, art writing, digital video and installation. The work I make is concerned with how social space and interrelationality can be better understood through arts practice. Projects in this country range from showing video at Bristol's Arnolofini (Liberated Words), creating performance for Nottingham's European Art and Theatre Festival (Host(s)) and featuring in John Newling's Sleight of Hand at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. As a musician I recorded and toured nationally and internationally as co-founder and guitarist in Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers, performing at prestigious venues including London's 100 Club, and recording for the BBC at Maida Vale studios.
In education I have worked in colleges and universities where I have written and led programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My experience spans the fine and performing arts, including departmental leadership and management where I have overseen the writing and validation of degree courses in Performing Arts and Digital Film Production. I have made international projects with collaborators in Karlsruhe, Germany and Queensland, Australia and have published my research on digital platforms, in journals, and in books including Ways to Wander by Triarchy Press. I hold a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Arts, an MA in Performance/Live Art (Nottingham Trent University) and a PhD in Site-Specific Performance (Middlesex University).
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and currently work as Senior Lecturer and Fine Art Programme Leader at the University of Lincoln.