Calvinâ€™s work explores incorporeal worlds, supernatural experiences and the human propensity to venerate and fetishize objects. Throughout Calvinâ€™s work, references to New Age ideologies, superstitions, and theories of consciousness are ever-present. The work proposes a type of modem mysticism, forming connections between the visible and invisible, the physical and metaphysical.
Born in Belfast 1974, Stuart Calvin graduated from the University Of Ulster in 2011 with a BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art and in 2016, a Masters degree in Fine Art. He has been awarded The Royal Society of British Sculptors bursary. This is given to early-career artist judged to be of outstanding talent by the RBS. Calvin was the first recipient of the Annual Gerard Dillon Award and Solo Show, selected by the Arts committee of Culturlann Belfast. He received the University of Ulster Deans list award and bursary 2009 for excellence and achievement. He has also received several awardsâ€‹ from the Northern Ireland Arts Council and ADF Ireland and has recently completed the Career Enhancement Programme, funded by the EsmĂ©e Fairbairn Foundation.