Stephanie Howard

Stephanie Howard

Westminster, SC
Stephanie Howard (B.F.A., painting, 2004) is a South Carolina native, whose work explores eternal themes of childhood and imagination within the particular culture and geography of the American South. Figures in Howard’s work occupy the liminal space between reality and legend, illuminated by intricate detail and overlapping patterns. Borrowing from techniques most commonly found in quilting traditions, Howard’s pen-and-ink drawings pay homage to the tatting and needlepoint of anonymous makers past. At once both fanciful and unsettling, Howard’s work emerges as a new perspective in a long tradition of visual storytelling and literary art.