Stephanie Janney, San Francisco Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (1969) Lives in San Francisco, California Education Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2008) Graduate Fieldwork, San Francisco Art Institute - Anne Bremer Memorial Library (2008) Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting and Drawing and Interior Design, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1992) Awards Layton Scholarship Award (1987-88, 1989-90) Gold Palette Award - Milwaukee Journal Calendar Art Competition (1987) Exhibitions 111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, California, group exhibition (2013) Borderlands Cafe - San Francisco, California, solo exhibition (2013), Blue Gallery - San Francisco, California, group exhibition (2005) Art vs. Craft - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, group exhibition (2004) Lakeshore Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, group exhibition (2004) While I was studying painting, drawing, interior design, and architecture as an undergraduate, I took several courses in photography and film. Over the years I have continued to take photos and recently I've had a renewed interest in video and film. Many of the subjects and themes that I photograph can also be found in my paintings. Also, while I take photos as fine art pieces in their own right, I find photography to be a very useful way to create reference materials for my paintings and other artwork. There are a wide range of subjects that I enjoy working with but in particular I am interested in natural science (fossils, geography, anatomy, plants, animals, etc.), archaeology, natural and urban environments, and architecture. I like the look of structures, such as buildings and bridges but also bones and skeletal structures or the branches of a tree. I find that many subjects can look interesting depending on the composition or color so despite returning to some of my favorites again and again, I’m always searching for something new to explore.