Stephanie Armbruster

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Stephanie Armbruster

Contact Information

E-mail: sa@stephaniearmbruster.com
Website: http://www.stephaniearmbruster.com

Artist Statement

Pictured: When she looked again, the hospital was gone, 2014, 70" x 48", ink and mixed-medium on paper.

Artist Statement
I have a varied artistic background, beginning with street art and including everything from printmaking to metal sculpture and graphic design. My artistic process has grown to encompass elements of each way of working, with encaustic painting being my primary technique.

I approach my work as a series of edits to an ongoing monologue in which the boundaries between memory, fiction and dreams are permeable. The titles of my works are often personally significant. Some recount specific events and locations, while others reference songs or elements of dreams. Presented together as a collection, my paintings recall pivotal moments of transition through the abstraction of symbols and layered references to time and place.

Bio
Stephanie Armbruster was born in Cleveland, OH, in 1983. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a BFA in 2006. Stephanie is represented locally by Art Space 616. Her work has been exhibited at 709 Penn Gallery, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, James Gallery, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Mattress Factory Museum of Art, and others.