The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont, hosts Marylhurst alum and sculptor Stephanie Robison as artist in residence during August 2016.
Stephanie Robison’s approach to creating sculpture is “based on a continuous searching of the materials’ intrinsic qualities and its possibilities for expression,” often contradicting their original forms and structure.
Stephanie’s art has been exhibited in the Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Autzen Gallery at Portland State University, Worksound and Tilt Gallery and Project Space. In addition, Stephanie’s work has been included in several juried exhibitions, such as the Center on Contemporary Art Annual in Seattle and the International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Hawaii.
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center is a nonprofit arts education organization. The center offers unique sculpture education programs amid inactive quarries and former manufacturing facilities of the Vermont Marble Company. Since 1987, sculptors, students and connoisseurs have traveled to West Rutland, Vermont to draw inspiration from the native marble and the creative spirit that lingers from the once-global industry that thrived there.
Stephanie Robison earned a B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in sculpture from Marylhurst University in 2000. She is currently working and teaching in the San Francisco Bay area.