STEPHANIE SHANK

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Stephanie Shank is an abstract expressionist painter who exhibits with galleries throughout the U.S.A. Exposed to the world of painting while a young girl, Stephanie Shank watched in fascination as her mother, an accomplished painter who studied with Max Beckman and Philip Guston, expressively applied vivid hues and bold brushstrokes to canvas. Observing those sessions ignited her passion to create a world of paintings. Born in St. Louis, MO, Stephanie Shank studied painting at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri and the University of Missouri in Kansas City where she received her B.F.A. in 1976. The following decade, she applied her creative talents practically through commercial art and window display design for department stores. Those years were punctuated with independent studies with influential mentors and workshops. Stephanie Shank relocated to the desert Southwest in the late 80’s where the stunningly clear light of the Arizona environs illuminated and informed the brilliant hues of her expressionistic paintings. Working in mixed media, predominately acrylic, oil sticks, and charcoal, her artistic vision expresses the vibrant rhythms of the inner narrative. Her paintings have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and are included in many noted private and corporate collections. 

 

 

My paintings are very accessible on a purely aesthetic level, but they touch on deeper issues if you allow yourself some time to absorb the imagery. The images are meant to touch the subconscious mind of the viewer, evoking a primal feeling and capturing a universal visual language. By painting with a spontaneous, gestural expression, the work informs a dynamic impression of raw emotion and the power of intention. I want color to pierce the senses, emotions, and thoughts to transcend the onlooker to other places, to step out of the labyrinth and into a quiet corner of private joy. 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2019   Solo Exhibition – “Third Law of Emotion”, Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA

2019   Two Person Exhibition – “High Frequency”, Globe Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

2019   Group Exhibition – The ART Show, Blue Print Gallery, Dallas TX

2018   Four Person Exhibition – The ART Show, Blue Print Gallery, Dallas TX

2018   Four person Exhibition – Costello Childs Contemporary Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2017   Solo Exhibition – September, Butters Gallery, Portland OR

2017   Four Person Exhibition – The ART Show, Blue Print Store, Dallas TX

2017   Solo Exhibition – “Risking Delight”, Globe Fine Art, Santa Fe NM

2016   Group Exhibition – “Winter Group Show”, Butters Gallery, Portland OR

2016   Four Person Exhibition – The ART Show, Blue Print Store, Dallas, TX

2015   Four Person Exhibition – The ART Show, Blue Print Store, Dallas TX

2014   Solo Exhibition – “Beckonings and Reckonings”, Pippin Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2014   Solo Exhibition – “Inner Impulse”, Costello-Childs Contemporary Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2013   Solo Exhibition - “Underneath Anew”, Pippin Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2012   Solo Exhibition - “Abstract to Linear”, William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2011   Small Works Invitational - Costello Childs Contemporary Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2011   Solo Exhibition - “Between the Lines”, William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2010   Solo Exhibition - “Divine”, William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe Gallery NM

2009   Dove Mountain Project, “The Edge at Canyon Pass”, Tucson AZ

2009   Solo Exhibition - “Beginnings”, William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2008   Two Person Exhibition - “Balancing Entropy and Order”, Grogan Gallery, Tucson AZ

2006   Three Person Exhibition - Platform Gallery, Tucson AZ

2005   Group Exhibition - “Out of the Blue”, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson AZ

2005   Group Exhibition - “Mixed Bag”, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson AZ

2004   Two Person Exhibition - “Earth, Wind, and Faces”, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson AZ

2003   Small Works Invitational - Davis Dominquez Gallery, Tucson 

 

Select Collections

University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health, Phoenix, Arizona

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Bruker-Nano Corporation, Tucson, Arizona

Bruker-Nano Corporation, Santa Barbara, California

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Tucson, Arizona

Joan Cauthorn, Tucson, Arizona

Paul Dumont, Manhattan, New York

Jack and Susanna Quinn, Washington DC

Suzanne Roonie, Washington DC

Dr. Holly Ahner, Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Harry Goldwasser, Tucson, Arizona

Barry Gold, NYC, New York

 

Publications

 

2018   Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, March - cover

2015   Luxe Magazine, spring edition

2015   Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, February 

2015   Inside Homes, Washington Life Magazine, March 

2014  "Stephanie Shank's New Work in Beckonings and Reckonings", 24-7 Press Release

2014   Trend Magazine, Santa Fe NM

2014   Art Ltd., July/August

2014   THE Magazine, August, Santa Fe NM 

2011   Ralph Lauren's online Luxe magazine

2011   Santa Fean, The Art Issue

2011   Niche Magazine

2010   Santa Fean, Beginnings by Dianna Delling

2010   Santa Fean, Venus by Mendy Gladden 

2010   Pasatiempo, Santa Fe NM

2009   Santa Fe Reporter 

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