Stephanie Brown is a Jamaican descendant born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida. She holds a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as an MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Museum Studies Certificate from the University of Michigan.
Stephanie grew up at the intersection of her Jamaican and Black American identities. Broadly her work is a reflection of her internal self/ancestral exploration. The work is a historical yet critical investigation of identity construction and the occurrence of implicit and explicit bias in the world around us. Stephanie visually navigates the concepts in her work with photography, object making, creative writing, and interactive installation to create thought provoking imagery and dialogue that ultimately challenge narratives in the world that informs who we choose to be as individuals.
In between her studies, Stephanie has sailed the Mediterranean as a portrait photographer on a cruise ship and has served as a youth art educator for several years. She has exhibited internationally in France, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Nationally her work has been exhibited in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, and North Carolina. In 2019, Stephanie had a debut solo exhibition titled “Do Not Bleach” at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL and presented her photography at Prizm Art Fair during Miami’s Art Basel.