Lauric Mahé-Stephenson (b. 1998) is a French-British visual artist working across moving image, photography, writing, print and digital painting. His works seek to build complex worlds where queer identity and monstrosity merge to embody a liberated sense of gender and sexuality. With a background in fashion and film, Lauric works both within experimental fiction and commercial filmmaking, creating powerful visuals and developing new pathways of expression. His MA in Contemporary Art Practice at Royal College of Art, London, has encouraged him to look at film and art in a more historical and sociological context, while actively engaging in contemporary debates around race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Using fantasy and folklore, his current project revolves around the creation of a corpus of Queer Fairy tales, both new and familiar, which reclaim and bend conventional archetypes. His multimedia practice enables him to develop and expand these narratives across different media, offering a varied and textured world for audiences to delve in. Throughout these works, he uses ideas of monstrosity as an empowering representation of queer identity and sexuality, thus reversing societal binaries and exploring the possibilities of limitless bodies. 





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Education


2023
Master of Fine Arts with Distinction (Contemporary Art Practice - Moving Image),
Royal College of Art, London

2019
Bachelor of Arts (Film Studies), King’s College, London


Exhibitions


2023
- RCA2023 Graduate Show, Truman Brewery, London
- Semantics of Love, curated by Danuser & Ramírez, Hangar Gallery, RCA, London
- CAP X TATE Modern Lates presents Beyond Surface: Tactile Presence, Tate Modern, London

2022    
- Hybrid Realities, Dyson Gallery, RCA, London
- Royal College of Art W.I.P. 2022, online exhibition


Filmography


2023
- Innana, video content for ÄM-S, director and editor
- The Prince & The Succubus, short-film, director, writer & editor
- Home, music video for Zoey Lily, co-director and co-editor

2022
- Bebe, video content for ÄM-S, director and editor
- Mnemosyne Occurrences, fashion film for ÄM-S, director and editor
- Mnemosyne - A Fashion Tale, fashion film for ÄM-S, director, writer & editor

2021
- Hear Us & Listen to Us, fashion film for ÄM-S, director & editor

2020
- Earth Blues, fashion film for Les Inconnus, SS21 Campaign, director & editor
- Metamorphoses, web series, director, writer & editor
- Triptych of Evocation, short-film, director, writer & editor

2019
- Dans les Bras de Morphée, fashion-film for ÄM-S, director, writer & editor


Performances


2023
- RCA2023 Graduate Show, Truman Brewery, London
- Glimpse 1, Staffordshire St Gallery, London
- Beyond Surface Radio: Montez Press Radio

2022
- CAPbaret, Gorvy Theatre, RCA, London


Publications


2023
- Glimpse Publication, July 2023 Issue
- The Pluralist - Geometric Gardens, June 2023 Issue


© Lauric Mahé-Stephenson 2022