ABOUT

Stephanie Booth: Bio

Stephanie Booth is an artist working in the Washington D.C. metro area.  She attended Mary Washington College and graduated with honors in 2004, earning a BA in Studio Art and Art History.  Booth worked as a secondary art educator for six years and, during that time, studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning an MIS in Studio Art with concentrations in Mixed Media and Computers in the Arts in 2007.  She recently received her MFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University and is currently an adjunct professor at The College of Southern Maryland and George Mason University.  Selected examples of her students’ work can be viewed online.  Booth’s full CV and exhibition history are also available online.

Booth's interdisciplinary practice integrates digital photography, printmaking, video, and fiber art techniques to investigate the connections between memory and history.  Booth has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto, and China.  Her series entitled Spinster was published in the Washington Post as a part of the Real Art D.C. contest. Information about Booth’s work in progress can be found on her blog.

Artist Statement

Recollections and family histories are constructs created by our selective memory.  Even though memories are often inaccurate, they serve an important role by keeping us connected to the past while tethering us to the present.  Ultimately remembrances are revealed to be inherently flawed, and yet they orient us to our own accepted reality.  I use appropriated family photos, stories, and genealogies in my work to reference these unstable constructs.  I am constantly trying to connect with the past and to uncover my roots and origins; however, the past, which I did not experience firsthand, will always be a mystery.  My work struggles to discover the undiscoverable.

Portfolio

Hair | Heir Exhibition

2013

Hair | Heir Exhibition

2013

Hair | Heir Exhibition

2013

Unwinding

2012

Hair Stories: Installation

2013

Hair Stories

2013

Lyford

2012

Re corded Re membered

2012

She Always Wanted To Be a Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be a Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be a Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be a Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be A Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be A Blonde

2012

She Always Wanted To Be A Blonde

2012

Sisters (3)

2013

Hair Tie Study II

2011

Hair Pin Study

2011

Safety Film Installation

2013

Safety Film Still

2013

Safety Film Still

2013

Safety Film Still

2013

Safety Film Still

2013

Safety Film Video

2012

Hair | Heir

2013

Common Threads

2011

Common Threads

2011

Common Threads

2011

Spinster

2009

Spinster

2009

Tell Me Where It Hurts

2009

Reconstructed Memories

2010

Collaborations

Industrial Opus, 2013

SoA Expirmental Lab

Literally, 2013

SoA Expirmental Lab

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

Contemplation Series, 2013

with Steven Skowron

NEWS

Upcoming shows, publications, and events

14th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology

Industrial Opus, created as part of the SoA Experimental Lab will be part of the art exhibition at the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology. The symposium is Febuary 26th through March 1st.

40under40

Two of the Safery Film Stills will be featured in 40under40 at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, opening March 8th.

STITCH

Several of my works will be featured in the show STITCH at the Greater Reston Art Center up through March 1st.

Exposure Review

My collaborative work with Steve Skowron from the Exposure show was reviewed in the Washington Post.

Articulation Art

My work was featured in the September issue of Articulation Art, avalible online

 

CONTACT

 

For any inquiries on my art or to join my mailing list, please e-mail me at stephanie@perstef.com.