Kerry is best known for her installations and sculptures that infuse toy-like imagery with sinister and bathetic undertones. Her figures seem superficially contained but give off turbulent atmospheres of loneliness and dread through precise expressions that recall the work of Alex Katz.
As part of 'Let's Get Married Today' at Grizedale Kerry staged ‘Mull of Kintyre’, a performance involving a gigantic crow conducting a ritual mating dance to the song Mull of Kintyre, performed by Roger Orwin.
Stewart’s horny crow remains one of the best performances I’ve ever seen: critical, confrontational, hilarious, but also humane and empathetic. Nobody questioned whether or not it was art, or what it meant. It needed no theorization. It was exactly the right thing at exactly the right time. Jonathan Griffin, Frieze 200 edition, 2019 https://frieze.com/tags/kerry-stewart
Solo shows at CCA, Glasgow, Royal Festival Hall, London Tate Liverpool Project Space, Marion Boeski Gallery, New York, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, DA2, Salamanca , Spain, Beaconsfield, London.
Group shows at Hayward Gallery, ICA, Camden Art Centre, Somerset House, City Racing, The Approach Gallery, Saatchi Gallery in London , PS1 , New York, Scottish Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh, National Galerie, Berlin, British School at Rome, MCA , Chicago, MoMA, Sydney.
I have been involved with Grizedale Arts in projects and shows in Tokyo, Grizedale and PS1 New York.
I have taken part in both New Contemporaries and the British Art Show.
My performance work has been shown at Tate Britain, Beaconsfield and Frieze in London, Grizedale in the Lake District and Ikebokuro, Tokyo.
Public Art Commissions: BT HQ, Glasgow, Silverburn, Glasgow, Glenn Cinema Commission, Paisley
MA in Contemporary Art Theory Goldsmiths 2017
Basel HdK, Switzerland (Swiss Government Funded postgraduate year ) 1993-1994
Berlin HdK, Germany ( Erasmus scholarship) 1992
Chelsea School of Art BA Fine Art 1989-93
Edinburgh University (MA Art History and German) 1984-1989
Collections: Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Arts Council Collection and private collections worldwide
Glen Cinema public art commission in Paisley, Scotland in 2020 with Rachel Lowther