Approved: 05.09.2007

Stephanie Imbeau

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Approved: 05.09.2007

Working in installation, sculpture and drawing, my practice explores my interest in community, isolation, shelter and home. Many of my works are large composites of smaller parts, as a metaphorical reference to individuals within a larger community. Using imagery such as houses, roofs, and other protective structures, I engage ideas of comfort and shelter, emphasising the fragility of our individual

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Biography

Working in installation, sculpture and drawing, my practice explores my interest in community, isolation, shelter and home. Many of my works are large composites of smaller parts, as a metaphorical reference to individuals within a larger community. Using imagery such as houses, roofs, and other protective structures, I engage ideas of comfort and shelter, emphasising the fragility of our individual state and our need for support, both physical and emotional. A playful and explorative approach combined with a weighty subject matter creates a balance of moods, producing art that is equal parts contemplative and celebratory.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2007 - Master of Fine Arts, Merit in Studio Practice, Newcastle University 2004 - Batchelor of Fine Art, Cum Laude, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Solo exhibitions 2008 - Inside, The Bridge at Tynemouth Station, Tynemouth, UK 2008 - Inside Revisited, North Tyneside Council Offices, North Tyneside, UK 2007 - Home, TIC Space, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2002 - The Blue Cosmos Exhibition, The Blue Cosmos Design Firm, Columbus, Ohio, USA Group exhibitions 2010 - Artprize, Peaches Inn, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA 2010 - The Still Sun, Scoop Contemporary, Charleston, South Carolina, USA 2009 - AIR 3, Morley Gallery, London 2009 - Sculpture in the Sanctuary , Hill Farm Nurseries, Southwell, Nottinghamshire 2008 - All Together, All Alone, Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece 2007 - Exhibition of Recent Works, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2006 - Departures, MFA Degree and Interim Show, Newcastle University Fine Arts Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2006 - This Other World, Newcastle University Fine Art Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2004 - Gallery Hop Exhibition, Galleries at 27 E Russel Street, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2004 - Stephanina!, The Warehouse Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2003 - Art On A Shoe String, Red 16 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2003 - Holiday Hop Exhibition, Galleries at 27 E Russel Street, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2003 - When Paintings Leave the Nest, Hopkins Hall 443 Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Degree shows 2007 - Last of The Summer's Fine Art, MFA Degree Show, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 2004 - This Girl, BFA Exhibition, The Warehouse Gallery, Columbus, Ohio Live/Performance 2002 - Surtido, Sullivant Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Workshops 2006 - Spacewoman, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Public commissions 2009 - Shelter, Channel 4 Headquarters, Horseferry Road, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2003 - The Ohio State University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA Publications 2009 - Channel 4 Unveils Stephanie Imbeau's Big 4 Public Art Commission, Saatchi Online Magazine 2009 - Brilliant Installation Artworks Around the World, The Big Thinker, Vol 131 2008 - Stephanie Imbeau Wins Channel 4's Big4 Public Art Competition, Saatchi Online Magazine 2008 - Beautiful Display, Wallsend News Guardian, page 13 2008 - Graduate's Work at the Forefront of Public Art, Newcastle University Newslink 2008 - Stephanie Finds Strength Outside Restraining Walls, The Journal, page 22 2004 - Art's True Colors Shown, The Lantern, Arts Section, page 7