Stephanie Santana constructs narrative works that explore interior worlds, mythologies, navigational tools and resistance strategies within the Black diasporan experience. Working across fiber arts and fine printmaking, while frequently employing improvisational techniques and archival photographic imagery, her intuitive practice spans time and geography with the intent of unearthing useful information.
Santana has exhibited at The John & Robyn Horn Gallery at Penland School of Craft, Claire Oliver Gallery, and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others. Notable group exhibitions include The Power of Portraiture: Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints (2022 - 2023) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking (2021) presented at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She has received generous support from EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Sustainable Arts Foundation, Windgate Foundation and The Print Center, and is the recipient of a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Her work is held in both private and public collections, including the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Getty Research Institute. Santana lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Join Stephanie at her one-day workshop Emergent Textiles: Imagining Futures through Fiber on Saturday, January 20th 5-9 p.m.