Black Women of Print Speaker Series:
Thursday, February 25, 5 – 6 pm EST
Zoom webinar, free and open to the public
Stephanie Santana (b. 1984, Los Angeles, California) is a textile artist, fine art printmaker and designer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Through the use of archival family photographs and documents, often dating from the era of Jim Crow and the American Civil Rights Movement, her work explores themes of interiority, identity and cultural preservation. Employing printmaking, embroidery and quilting techniques that connect her work to a lineage of Black women artists and makers, Santana’s textiles exist in dialogue with personal and collective histories, traversing the space between memory and the physical evidence of Black life.
Santana currently serves as the Communications Director and Founding Member President of Black Women of Print, a homeplace for Black women printmakers. Her work has exhibited nationally and is currently held in both private and public collections, including Getty Research Institute and Smith College Museum of Art. Additionally, her work has been featured in publications such as Pressing Matters, Printmaking Today (Journal of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers) and SPOOK Magazine. Her illustrations are featured in the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (The Criterion Collection, Official Selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival).
This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.