|About the Artist:
In a famous, intimate New Jersey theater Stephanie at the age of fourteen first fell under "THE" spell as she watched photographers work with this small little black machine dressed in numbers. Following them into the darkroom, the love affair soon began. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts and a Associate of Science Degree from Endicott College graduating with honors in photography from both institutions. Stephanie then went on to assist the legendary photographer Art Kane in New York. In the early 1990s Stephanie lived in Europe building her career in Milan and Paris in the fashion and entertainment industries.
Stephanie has now turned to the discipline of fine art photography, mixed media and video. Her interest is to photographically study what goes on during the in between state of perception. These photographs work with ambiguous, abstract information, provoking the in the moment experience of the 'taking', the altered process states and subsequently the ‘looking’, releasing associations, fantasies and memories between the photographer, subject and ultimately the viewer. Stephanie also studied at The Center for Modern Psychoanalysis in New York completing a five year program which gives fuel to this subject matter.
Stephanie has received numerous honors including awards from Communication Arts, Graphis, and American Photography, as well as being included in group shows at Frieze New York, Howard Greenberg, Photo Shanghai, Spazio e Ansaldo Milan, The Morrison Hotel Galleries, along with The International Center of Photography. Stephanie has contributed to philanthropic causes throughout her career for AIDS and just recently she spearheaded a fundraiser for, 'Breakthrough', a human rights organization in India, which works to make violence against girls and women unacceptable. Stephanie is represented for her fine art prints by the Morrison Hotel Gallery and the Staley-Wise Gallery. Stephanie lives in New York City.