Stephanie Imbeau Installation Artist

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Stephanie’s work articulates her interest in the search for community, shelter and home. She approaches her practice as a puzzle to be solved through composites of multiple parts that serve as a metaphorical reference to a larger community of individuals. By combining the familiar imagery of houses, umbrellas and boats with materials relating to shelters and domesticity—such as thread, paper, cardboard and found items; she seeks to emphasize the fragile beauty of our individual state, both physical and emotional. A playful approach balances the emotional weight of her work, producing art that is equally contemplative and celebratory.

Selected Press Coverage

2015 A Time in Space: Move, Maneuver. Track And Traipse at School 33
"Patiently, Imbeau’s work quietly evolved in the brain, and this ridiculous eruption of color and shape that assault the eyes transform into something more familiar, more deliberate, and more human."
2014 Flipping the Hierarchy of Needs
"Stephanie Imbeau’s five porcelain sculptures negating the weight of their own construction. "
2014 From the Roster: Stephanie Imbeau
"Our universal human need for home, for safety, weaves through Brooklyn-based Stephanie Imbeau’s large-scale installations and intimately-scaled sculptures."
2014 Dorsky displays post-9/11 ‘[IN] Securities’
"The concept was apparent in her work; tiny, unglazed porcelain houses stand delicately on a platform, which appears collapsible from mere touch."
2010 Eyes on the Prize 2010: Hidden Gems of ArtPrize
"Imbeau reached out to me on Twitter last week and if she hadn’t, I might have missed out on something special."
2009 Wired goes talent-spotting in Creative Britain
"a chance to celebrate some people you’re likely to see in future editions of Wired."
2009 Brilliant Installation Artworks Around the World, The Big Thinker, Vol 131, October 2009
2009 12 Architectural Art Installations & Building Modifications
"When does a building transform from a shell into a work of art within itself?"
2009 The Channel 4 Big Art Project, Channel
"Stephanie Imbeau was born in Florence, South Carolina in 1982 and attended Ohio State University before coming to England in 2005 to study for a Master of Fine Arts degree at Newcastle University."
2009 Channel 4 Unveils Stephanie Imbeau’s Big 4 Public Art Commission
"Channel 4 has unveiled a new public art commission outside its London headquarters."
2009 Channel 4 Unveils Stephanie Imbeau’s Big 4 Public Art Commission, Saatchi Online
"Run by Channel 4 and the Saatchi Gallery, the BIG 4 public art competition was for recent fine-arts graduates registered with Saatchi Online."
2008 Graduate’s work at the forefront of public art
"An unusual way of re-using umbrellas has won a national art prize for a Newcastle University graduate."
2008 Stephanie finds strength outside restraining walls
"A new artwork at Tynemouth Metro Station could prove a real talking point with commuters."
2004 Art’s True Colors Shown, The Lantern, Arts Section, page 7
"Dynamic color, movement and texture paint the expression of what Stephanie Imbeau desires to convey to her audience"

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Shelter, Channel 4 Big 4, Channel 4 Headquarters, London, UK
2008 Inside Revisited, North Tyneside Council Offices, North Tynside, UK
2008 Inside, The Bridge at Tynemouth Station, Tynemouth, UK
2007 Home, TIC Space, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2002 The Blue Cosmos Exhibition, Blue Cosmos Design, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Group Exhibitions

2014 Homeland [In]Security: Vanishing Dreams, Dorsky Center, New York, NY
2014 Our Mirror is an Island, W83 Ministry Center, New York, NY
2014 Hope Gathering, W83 Ministry Center, New York, NY
2013 Cannes Also, Cannes Lions Festival, Cannes, France
2012 Indie-pendent Journeys, All Angels, New York, NY, USA
2012 BMC The Projector Series, Multiple Venues, Manchester, UK
2012 Up, Light/Light, Up, W83 Ministry Center, New York, NY, USA
2011 Wish You Were Here 10, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2010 Artprize, Peaches B&B , Grand Rapids, MI, USA
2010 The Still Sun presented by SCOOP, Tivoli Garden and Studio, Charleston , SC, USA
2009 AIR 3, Morley Gallery, London, UK
2009 Sculpture in the Sanctuary, Hill Farm Nurseries, Nottinghamshire, UK
2008 Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece
2007 Last of The Summer's Fine Art, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University
2007 Exhibition of Recent Works, Long Gallery, Newcastle University
2006 Departures, MFA Degree and Interim Show, Newcastle University, UK
2006 This Other World, Newcastle University, UK
2004 This Girl, BFA Exhibition, The Warehouse Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2004 Stephanina!, The Warehouse Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2004 Gallery Hop Exhibition, Galleries at 27 E Russel Street, Columbus, Ohio
2003 When Paintings Leave the Nest, Hopkins Hall 443 Gallery, Ohio State University
2003 Art on A Shoe String, Red 16 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
2003 Art on A Shoe String, Red 16 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA


2011 Artist in Residence, Mecklenburg Inspiriert, Kühlungsborn, Germany
2010 Artist in Residence, Pilot Projects, New York, NY, USA


2007 Master of Fine Arts, Newcastle University, UK
2004 Bachelor of Fine Art, Cum Laude, Ohio State University, USA

Competitions, prizes and awards

2009 Supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England for new sculpture piece, Rain Cloud
2008 Winner of Channel 4’s Big 4 Public Art Competition, London, UK
2007 Nominated by BALTIC curator Alessandro Vincentelli for Axis Graduates


2002 Surtido, Sullivant Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA


2006 Spacewoman; The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK