Stephanie Washburn (1980, MA) works in various media including drawing, painting, photography, and video. Her practice explores the material digital interface and the persistence of the body and human touch in pictorial space. Washburn combines everyday materials and televised imagery to stage a series of photographs. The images that result generate a range of painterly abstractions and counter narratives to the programmed content flickering beneath. With references to Abstract Expressionism, feminist art practice, and early performance, they pose a real physicality as the dramatic player in the fictive space of both the digital spectacle and her own hybrid image making.
Washburn received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work has been exhibited at The University Art Museum (CA), The Palms Bar (CA), Atkinson Gallery (CA), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA), Eagle Rock Center for the Arts (CA), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery (CA) and Davidson Art Center (CT). Washburn's photographs have been acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection, and Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside (CA). She currently lives and works between Ojai and Los Angeles.
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LA TImes - Washburn's collages, other works mesmerize, puzzle
Wall Street International - Stephanie Washburn. Walking Back The Cat
Scene Magazine - Art as Funny 'Hmmm'
Art Practical - From Los Angeles: Twice Told
Huffington Post Arts - Stephanie Washburn's Haunting Exhibition 'Twice Told' Debuts At Mark Moore Gallery
New American Paintings Blog - Stephanie Washburn's "Twice Told" at Mark Moore Gallery
Los Angeles Times Web Edition - Review: Stephanie Washburn marks a mysteriously inviting solo debut
Los Angeles Times - Around the Galleries: Sharp focus on hazy realities
Daily Serving - Stephanie Washburn’s “Twice Told”
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New American Paintings - Crafting & Curating: "Recrafting History" at Taylor De Cordoba
Art Fag City - Paintings of Horses and A Pen For Collectors
LA Times | Culture Monster - Drawing Crowds: Outpost's Monster Drawing Rally brings out the wild side of artists
Santa Barbara News-Press - Art Review: Concepts Meeting the Concrete - This year's UCSB MFA exhibition, 'Visible Spectrum,' offers new conceptual perspecti
The Press Enterprise - Art show 'out there' in open desert
Inland Empire Weekly - Lines in the Sand