I am an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores issues of value and visibility through an image centered art practice. By combining objects and ideas of disparate, often adversarial, intellectual, monetary, and historical worth, I examine the ways that contemporary culture tends to conflate fact/fiction, need/desire, nature/technology. My work is driven by a need to investigate how contradictory histories; cultural practices, knowledge bases and philosophies converge to inform the greater American culture and me.
Artist Bio / CV
Stephanie Dinkins is internationally exhibited artist. Her recent projects include Americana I, a video installation that has been shown at the BridgeArtFair in Miami, the Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum and is part of the collection currently on view at the Kalahari, 116th St & 5th Avenue in Manhattan, Book Give Away and Performance at Gigi’s Laundromat in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn and OneOneFullBasket as part of the Jamaica Flux Biennial in Jamaica Queens. Her work has also been featured in She’s So Articulate, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, Aurora Borialis, Spedition Bremen, Güterbahnhof, Bremen, Germany, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts and the Bridge Art Fair 2007 with Gallery 138, Miami, FL . She earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also an alumna of the Independent Studies Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Artist in the Marketplace Program of the Bronx Museum of Art The recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding,the Lef Foundation and Philip Morris, she lives and works in New York.