Stephanie Cobb: On Distance

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Stephanie Cobb: On Distance

July 26October 13, 2024

Gibbs Street Gallery

Artist’s Statement

My work is a private moment made public. My interest in image-making has always been predominately figurative; I select subjects that are closely tied to personal experiences. Only closeness between artist and sitter will allow for intimacy in a portrait. My hope is to evoke with clarity our closeness, or our distance.

About the Artist

Stephanie Cobb (b. 1992, Bowling Green, Kentucky) received her MFA in studio art at LSU College of Art + Design and her BFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has focused her professional experience on museums and nonprofit organizations and her teaching experience on the art and science fields.

Cobb’s work has been exhibited in Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati; Viridian Artists in New York; Masur Museum of Art in Monroe; Gutstein Gallery in Savannah; Baton Rouge Gallery in Baton Rouge; Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis; Giles Gallery in Richmond; Crane Arts in Philadelphia; 859 Gallery in Louisville; Sulfur Studios in Savannah; and SCAD’s Open Studio event in Lacoste, France, among others. She has had solo exhibitions at Glassell Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Arts Council Gallery in College Station, Texas, and at VisArts in Rockville, Maryland.

Cobb has attended residencies at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, Kentucky Foundation for Women in Louisville, HOME in Philadelphia, the Arts Council of Brazos Valley in Texas, and Kentucky College of Art and Design in Louisville. She was a VisArts Next Generation Fellow from August-December 2023.

Cobb’s teaching methods in comprehensive art and design emphasize creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on experience. She has taught foundations and advanced undergraduate courses at LSU College of Art + Design, Kentucky College of Art + Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. She has also acted as an Alumni Mentor for the Savannah College of Art & Design. Her work has been published in the 23rd issue of Create! Magazine and the 154th issue of New American Paintings. Currently, Cobb is living and working in Washington, DC. Her studio is located at Otis Street Arts Project.

Image: Stephanie Cobb, Lone Star, 2023

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