Stephanie Stein B. 1961
Stephanie Stein was born and raised in New York City. She received a BFA in Printmaking from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and spent a year studying at Temple University Rome and traveling in Europe and North Africa. She is working on a Masters of Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and is studying the Reggio Emilia approach to the arts in early childhood.
She lives and shows her work in Los Angeles and New York.
In her paintings Stein offers for our consideration the sometimes uneasy coexistence of opposites: sky and earth, conflict and harmony, destruction and creation. The work is pervaded by a sense of anxious longing to make distance between the self and the busy confusions of the world.
“I like sending things out to sea, so to speak, to look at things from afar. The landscapes I paint are about a longing to locate ourselves in place and about the systems we create to orient our interiority in the exterior world. I think I'm trying to make sense of my scale on this earth and the impact or meaning that might have."
Stein explains, "I grew up in the dark, defunct (but totally alive) 1970s in NYC near the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I spent many cold and rainy afternoons staring at the paintings. In my young adult years I found myself totally transfixed by the enormous Chinese landscape paintings there. They had a big impact on my work. I have always had this bizarre thirst for looking at the land and they satisfied that longing.
The landscapes I paint are never from photographs. They are just fixtures inside my mind. I like to paint and just feel what it would be like in that place. They are my attempts to comprehend the physical world intuitively."
Orienteering Interiority Recent Landscapes
Winslow's Garage Los Angeles, CA 2016
Leaves Of Los Angeles: Botanical watercolors
Alias Books East. Los Angeles, CA 2014
Loops: Large scale graphite drawings
Alias Books East. Los Angeles, CA 2013
Antebellum/ Puffs of Smoke in Tender Bays Watercolor pharmaceuticals
An Orange Door Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2012
Groundspace Project Art Party. Los Angeles, CA 2015
Doing Pennants. 5th floor Gallery, Los Angeles. 2013
52/52 Show. Co-op 28 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 2011
Connect the Dots. Yoho Studio's, NY 2011
Prelude to… Liloveve Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Open Call. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2010
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY 2008
The spaces In-Between. Silas Marder, Bridgehampton, NY 2008
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery Bridgehampton , NY 2007
NNS Show.Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles 2007
Small Wonders III. Pharmaka. Los Angeles, CA 2007
Trans-ient Spaces Gallery. East Hampton, NY 2007
Spaces In-between. Silas Marder Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY 2007
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY 2006
Gallery Show. Ghetto Gloss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005
NNS Show. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2005