Stephanie Barenz-Wiegman is a mixed-media artist who merges printmaking, drafting, painting, and photography. She has lived abroad several times but calls the Midwest home. Last year, work took her to Shanghai, China where she is an art teacher at Concordia International School but she still spends summers home in Wisconsin. As a result of her travels, the concept of the journey, and its ability to change someone as they move through new regions, neighborhoods, or cultures has left its mark on her art making.
Stephanie received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and spent a year studying at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has completed artist residencies through the Students Artist League of New York, the Pfister Hotel AiR program, and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Her works have been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Expo 72 in Chicago, and more. Stephanie’s work has been featured in The Artist's Magazine, the Journal Sentinel, MPTV, the Huffington Post, and among others. She has taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Hangzhou Dianzi University in Southeast China.