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Stephanie Land

MA work

My practice is rooted in a strong sense of materiality. The physicality of an object and what it contains demands my attention. I am interested in transforming this sense of material so it embodies an incalculable time and space.

My work investigates the intangibility of intimacy and incorporates the levels this intangibility can hold. What defines intimacy? Is it an act, a moment, a feeling, a place?

I explore the traits of this subject: isolation, vulnerability, loss of control and idealism. As well as the actions it can take. With these actions there is a duality that is inherent. I visually seek to describe the dynamic of this duality - romanticism versus loneliness, balance versus imbalance, reveal versus disclosure, offering versus withholding.

My process continuously moves as an observer across mediums that include photography, print, books, writing and sculpture. Using inanimate objects as vessels of communication and architectural structures as demonstrations, I ask the viewer to step outside of the every day. I provide a space where they can then spend introspective time experiencing an aspect of intimacy.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2013

  • My practice is rooted in a strong sense of materiality. The physicality of an object and what it contains demands my attention. I am interested in transforming this sense of material so it embodies an incalculable time and space.

    My work investigates the intangibility of intimacy and incorporates the levels this intangibility can hold. What defines intimacy? Is it an act, a moment, a feeling, a place?

    I explore the traits of this subject: isolation, vulnerability, loss of control and idealism. As well as the actions it can take. With these actions there is a duality that is inherent. I visually seek to describe the dynamic of this duality - romanticism versus loneliness, balance versus imbalance, reveal versus disclosure, offering versus withholding.

    My process continuously moves as an observer across mediums that include photography, print, books, writing and sculpture. Using inanimate objects as vessels of communication and architectural structures as demonstrations, I ask the viewer to step outside of the every day. I provide a space where they can then spend introspective time experiencing an aspect of intimacy.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, 2002
  • Experience

  • Event staff, FuelRCA, London, 2012–13; Freelance photographer, New York and London, 2006–13; Assistant producer, PS260 Post Production House, New York City, 2007–9
  • Exhibitions

  • Bainbridge Open, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 2013; Parallax, CG Projects, London, 2013; COS X Frieze London, COS, London, 2012; Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, 20/21 Art Prize, 2012; Winner, Illinois Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Grant, 2004; Winner, Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2004
  • Publications

  • Between Before and After, RCA Printmaking, 2013; A Major, Stephanie Land and Jelsen Lee Innocent, 2010; 'In Relation', Chicago Art Journal, University of Chicago, 2008; Direct Art Magazine, SlowArt Productions, 2004