Lucy Stein studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and later at De Ateliers, in Amsterdam.
Recent solo exhibitions include £10.66, Palette Terre, Paris (2018); KNOCKERS, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (2018); Crying the Neck, NICC Brussels (with Nina Royle) (2017); On Celticity (organised with Paola Clerico), Rodeo Gallery, London (2016); Moonblood/Bloodmoon at Galerie Gregor Staiger (2015); Retention (with Shana Moulton), Gimpel Fils, London; Big Farmer, Piper Keys, London (both 2014). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (2019), Mendes Wood DM, Brussels; Tate St Ives (both 2018); Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels; TULCA festival, Galway, Newlyn Gallery, Penzance (all 2017); Union Pacific, London; Le Bourgeoise, London (2016); UKS, Oslo, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2015); Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; and The Approach, London (both 2014).
In 2017 she co-organised Fuck you where’s my Suger, a two-day festival celebrating depression and hysteria at Cafe Oto in London with Mark Harwood. In 2016 she co-curated NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH! at Evelyn Yard, London with France-Lise McGurn. In 2015 she organised the multimedia performance event The Wise Wound at Tate St Ives and Porthmeor studios.
You can read an in-depth profile & interview with Lucy by Conceptual Fine Arts here.
Her upcoming solo show at Spike Island in 2021, Wet Room, comprises a new series of coffin-scale paintings, deities carved from soap, and a fully functioning, hand-painted wet room. Building on a lasting engagement with goddess culture, witchcraft and the idea of the ‘anima’ (soul), the exhibition is based on Stein’s research into the ancient, womb-like Neolithic passages unique to West Cornwall (fougous, pronounced foogoo).