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Stephanie Medford

Born 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta. Currently lives and works in Edmonton.

stephaniemedford@gmail.com    stephaniemedford.com

EDUCATION

2016          Introduction to Intaglio, SNAP, Edmonton, AB

                  Introduction to Etching, SNAP, Edmonton, AB

2011-12    Traditional weaving/textile art with teachers in Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia

2008         Bachelor of Arts, Drama & Art, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

EXHIBITIONS

Forthcoming Solo

2017    Paper Body, Artisan Nook, Edmonton, AB

            Paper Body, Art on the Inside Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Solo

2016    Paper Body, Metro Cinema Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Group

2016/2017     Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2015/2016     Kaleido Family Arts Festival Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2015              Unfinished Painting Challenge, The Paint Spot, Edmonton, AB
2014              Art From the Unknown, Edmonton, AB
2010-2016    Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Edmonton, AB

Installations

2017              Frozen Clothes Project, Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival, Edmonton, AB

2016/2017    Beating Heart, Light Installation, Zoominescence Festival / Flying Canoe Volant Festival / Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton,                      AB

2016             Memory Tree, Deck-Out-A-Lamppost 24-hour Competition Grand Prize Winner, Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Edmonton,                      AB

2015             Bounty, Window display for the Metterra Hotel, Green Window City, Edmonton, AB

COMMISSIONS

2016        Five Years of the Courage Gala, Glenrose Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, AB

2015        Festival Map, Edmonton Resilience Festival, Edmonton, AB

2011-2016    Custom linocuts for private collectors

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prout, Erin, “Interview with Stephanie Medford”, Notebook Magazine, September 2010, 49-51

PUBLIC SPEAKING

2016    Learning to Draw, Learning to Live, Pecha Kucha, Edmonton, AB

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adults
Workshops, 2013-2017

  • Developed, facilitated and marketed 2-5 hour workshops on various subjects, including: linocut printmaking, drawing and mindfulness, observation and creative response, mixed media explorations.
  • Tailored programs to various organizations and their needs including: Forest Terrace Heights Community League, Bleeding Heart Art Space, NAIT Art & Design Club, Habitat Etc., Edmonton Resilience Festival, Boyle Street Maker’s Fair (upcoming at The Paint Spot and Little Button Sewing Studio).
  • Encouraged participants to push their boundaries in a comfortable and informative atmosphere. 

The Drawing Project, 2015-2016

  • Researched and developed year long online course about overcoming fear of drawing and the inner critic, sent by email to approximately 50 subscribers.
  • Sent weekly emails with assignments, inspiration, and encouragement based on personal knowledge and experience, the experiences of other artists, and research into formal drawing practices.

From Where I Stand: A Collaborative Pop-Up Art Workshop, 2015-2016

  • Developed and facilitated activity to help event-goers explore their ideas about creativity and art
  • Animated events including: Nuit Blanche Edmonton, Green Drinks, Meet me in Macauley Market, Whyte Avenue Art Walk, 

 Children

2017     Printmaking Workshops, Mount Royal School F4ME Day, Edmonton - Grades 3-6
2015     Printmaking Workshops, Maplewood International School, Abu Dhabi - Grades 5-6

  • Developed and taught 60 minute workshops on foam printmaking to students of various ages. 
  • Encouraged exploration and experimentation within the confines of a specific medium.