Stephanie Robertson

Much like a musical conversation, Stephanie Lewis Robertson sings to her hand-dyed and –printed fabrics while she works, exploring the layering effect of color, pattern, sewn and drawn lines, movement and shape. Spirituality, ritual, traumatic brain injury, nature, music and the power of women serve as the inspiration for the fabric and paper constructions.

Ms. Robertson is the Program Chair for Fine Arts at Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana region. She is also the former Exhibitions Associate at the Indianapolis Art Center. Among her awards and grants are three Individual Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, Best of Show, Indiana Surface Design Show in 2014, Second Place (2015) and First and Third Place (2011) in Surface Design at the Indiana State Fair, recipient of the Stutz Artists Association Studio Space in 2002, and an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship in 2001.  She holds a MFA (1994, University of Georgia) and a BFA (1981, Miami University) in Fabric Design. Her work is included in several collections, including Community Hospital North, Community Hospital South, Pratt Corporation, St. Francis Hospital (Indianapolis) and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, as well as numerous private collections.  She is also a teaching artist with Arts for Learning of Indiana.

Her exhibitions include TINY IV (Gallery 924, December 2015), Make Your Mark (StutzArtSpace, November 2015), Inspired By Dreams (Indianapolis Interchurch Center, November 2015), Indiana State Fair (Indianapolis, IN, August 2015), TBI Prayers (Indianapolis International Airport, June 2015), Indiana Surface Design Association Exhibition (The Arts Center, September 2014), A Portrait of Womanhood (Indianapolis Interchurch Center, February 2013), The Infinite Moment of Now (Indianapolis Art Center, June, 2011),  Indiana State Fair (Indianapolis, IN August 2011),  Exploring the Surface (Indiana Humanities Council, December 2011) TBI Stories (Plainfield Guilford Public Library, December 2011) and Uncovered: Food for Thought (StutzArtSpace, November, 2010).