Artist and Director of New Art Gallery, Walsall
Stephen Snoddy is an artist and curator, and since the 1990s has instigated a wide variety of ground breaking and innovative exhibitions with artists such as Richard Long, John Baldessari, Rachel Whiteread, Guiseppe Penone, Gilbert & George, Jan Munoz, Gillian Ayres, Elizabeth Magill and Jan Vanriet. He was born in Belfast, where he graduated in 1983 with an M.A. in Fine Art, followed by Postgraduate Gallery & Museum Studies at Manchester University. After working at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, he became Exhibitions Director of Cornerhouse, Manchester in 1991. From 1996-98 he was Director of Southampton City Art Gallery, followed by a move to Milton Keynes to direct the construction of the new MK Gallery which opened in 1999. In 2003 he was appointed Director of the BALTIC, Gateshead. Stephen has been a Director of the New Contemporaries and was on the Visual Arts Committee of the British Council and, since 2005, Director of The New Art Gallery, Walsall.