Stuart was born in 1979 and lives and works in Birmingham. His practice uses and interrogates photography in its broadest definition. He is interested in the relationship between the photographic image and object, the slippery nature of archives, and the relationship between photography and narrative.
Stuart creates installations and books that tease complex narratives out of historic artefacts and moments. Recent bodies of work have utilised diverse material such as the collected speeches, interviews and statements of Margaret Thatcher, collected pieces of Scottish shale and found negatives from redundant South African photographic labs.
Selected solo exhibitions include:
- PCS, Ithuba Arts Gallery, Johannesburg, 2015.
- Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2014.
- Birth Sprins, Death Falls, Flat Time House, London. 2013.
- Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness? , Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011.
- New Wooabbeleri, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-On-Sea, 2010.
Selected group exhibitions include:
- British Art Show, 2015 - 2017.
- Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2013.
- Community Without Propinquity, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2011.
- East International, Norwich, 2009.
In 2005 he won the Observer Hodge Photography Prize and in 2009 he was the joint recipient of the East International prize.