Stephanie Sileo

UMass Dartmouth 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Stephanie Sileo process

Biography

Stephanie Sileo graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Printmaking and is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. After receiving her BFA she went on to work In New York City as an Assistant Fashion Designer for the company Roller Rabbit. Her printmaking process and drawing practice are influenced by her time spent working in the fashion industry. 

Stephanie has shown work in many juried exhibitions across the country and has won multiple awards for her work. Most recently, she has been awarded a forthcoming solo show at Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Statement

Traditionally a medical expert is the interpreter of scans and images related to the body, their interpretation becomes our reality. I view my own work as an unknown medical scan. My collages convey information to the viewer. However, unlike a MRI, X-Ray, CT Scan and PET Scan, which require a professional to interpret, my images invite the viewer to approach the work with their own lived bodily experience and infer its meaning through their own expertise.

Modern medicine aims to understand everything about our bodies and break it down into quantifiable data. We live in a body-centric and body-conscious society that attempts to find a median for which all our bodies must relate to. What if that is impossible and the body is interpreted as an individual and for the individual?

Contact

Stephanie.l.Sileo@gmail.com
www.StephanieSileo.com
Instagram @stephsileo

Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
Humanoid XIV, 2020, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 37" X 34" (left). Humanoid VIII, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 49" X 26" (right).
Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
Humanoid XI, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 36" X 32" (left). Humanoid XII, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 45" X 31.5" (right).

Slideshow

  1. Humanoid XIV, 2020, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 37" X 34"
  2. Humanoid VIII, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 49" X 26"
  3. Humanoid XI, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 36" X 32"
  4. Humanoid XII, 2019, wintergreen oil mono-print and charcoal, mounted on light-box, 45" X 31.5"
  5. Scan 4.0, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  6. Scan 4.1, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  7. Scan 4.2, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  8. Scan 4.3, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  9. Scan 4.4, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  10. Scan 4.5, 2020, lithograph, mounted on light-box, 11" X 17"
  11. Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
  12. Installation view of the MFA Thesis Exhibition
Photo credits: Kate Couturier

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College of Visual Performing Arts, Degree Type MFA, Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery University Art Gallery