Dave Stevenson has created sculpture and jewelry at studios in California, Montana, New York and the Caribbean. He chose these spots for scenic inspiration and ready access to snowboarding, surfing, rock & ice climbing, swimming, biking…
Stevenson isn’t precisely sure what compels him to Make Things. He claims that his creative process is as natural and explosive as charging down a mountain on his board, as harrowing and energizing as crawling up cliffs. The fluid, arcing contours of his sculptures express the rhythm and dynamics of these pursuits. Speed, form and balance.
In January, 2012 Stevenson was awarded a Creative Grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance to support his RAPTOR Rising
bronze triptych project.
Stevenson’s sculptures can be seen in the New York City headquarters of Pfizer Inc., the office of film director James Cameron, and in many private collections across the United States and abroad. The stainless steel wall-relief Stevenson created for Lightstorm Entertainment is a 3-D interpretation of Cameron’s company logo. An animated version of it appears at the head of the Lightstorm films True Lies
and Strange Days
. His sculptures have also appeared in films produced by Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions and Garden of Eden Productions. Stevenson’s jewelry has appeared on the VH1 Classic, Fuse, ABC, HGTV and Fine Living television networks. In 2005, the artist was commissioned by acclaimed DVD producer Van Ling to commemorate the creation of Paramount/Fox’s TITANIC: Special Collector’s Edition
DVD set. Docked at an elegant brass pedestal, his sterling silver Titanic is both a pendant and a lapel pin. The limited edition sculpture was presented by Ling to 100 cast and crew members of Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster, as a thank-you gift for their support and collaboration on the DVD project. Another notable commission was a commemorative bracelet celebrating former president Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday. Stevenson’s 18 karat white gold design was auctioned at the William J. Clinton Foundation fundraiser held at the Museum of Natural History.
Recent collaborations include the multi-media sub-Rosa performance with Seattle-based choreographer Cheronne Wong. Sub-Rosa
had its New York premiere in May of 2009 at the Joyce Theater in SoHo. In 2007, Stevenson created the sterling silver Inspiration
bracelet series to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research. Proceeds are donated to Parkinson’s Unity Walk
in Marlene Kahan’s name, a personal friend of the artist who has Early-Onset Parkinson’s. Stevenson’s work has been featured on the VH1 Classic, Fuse, ABC, HGTV and Fine Living television networks, and published in a variety of magazines and newspapers including Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, People, Seventeen, Redbook, Self, Lucky, St. Barth’s Weekly, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Bozeman Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer
and The Redlands Daily Facts
A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Stevenson is represented by Les Artisans
in Saint-Barthélemy, F.W.I. and Old Main Gallery
in Bozeman, MT. Stevenson currently resides in Manhattan where he regularly challenges aggressive taxis and buses astride his bicycle.