About

Born in New Orleans, Stephanie Patton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied various types of vocal and comedic performance in New York through the New School, Upright Citizens Brigade and Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Stephanie Patton has shown her work nationally and internationally including shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris, France. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, California. She is also a founding member of The Front, the nonprofit artist collective based in New Orleans.

Exhibition

Stephanie Patton
1969 Born, New Orleans, LA

EDUCATION
1996 M.F.A., Photography, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993 B.F.A., Painting, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

ADDITIONAL STUDY
2000-01 Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, New York, NY
2000 Gotham Writer’s Workshop, New York, NY
The New School, New York, NY
1998 Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

AWARDS & HONORS
2017 The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Emergency Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Emergency Grant
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Creative Relief Grant
2014 Dave Bown Projects - 8th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention, Curators – Cindy Buckner, Al Miner, Margot Norton
2012 Louisiana Division of the Arts, Career Advancement Grant
2009 Louisiana Division of the Arts, Career Advancement Grant
Santa Fe Art Institute, full scholarship
2007, 06 Vermont Studio Center, partial fellow recipient
2004, 03 DRAMARAMA, The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, honorarium
2000 Art in General, New York, NY, honorarium
BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television/Rotunda Gallery artists’ residency, Brooklyn, NY, honorarium
1996 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Fellowship, honorable mention
Weinstein Memorial Scholarship, Chicago, IL
1995 Roth “Artist in the Landscape” Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute Of Chicago
John Michael Kohler Art Center Honorarium, Sheboygan, WI
1994-96 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Sensitivity Training, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2016 pause, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2015 Synthetic Happiness, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2014 Level, McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
2013 Private Practice, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2012 Upkeep, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2011 General Hospital, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2010 Diffuse, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Relocation Beige, The Front, New Orleans, LA
2008 Equipped, Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.1)
Stephanie Patton Recent Work, The Front, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.1)
Equipped, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2005 Renella Rose Champagne, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2004 Sur Mesure, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
Custom-built, Architects and Artists Gallery, Lafayette, LA
2003 Renella Rose Champagne, LOVE, Galerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
1997 Renella’s Lingerie Showroom, Artist Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Art Miami, Arthur Roger Gallery, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL
2017 Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art,
New Orleans, LA
SEAMS: Jacinto Moros and Stephanie Patton, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY
Fabricated, Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, The Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, Curator – Billie Milam Weisman
2016 Handle with Care, Gensler Architecture Firm, Houston, TX
2015 Art Miami, Arthur Roger Gallery, The Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL
SCOPE, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, Miami, FL
Seven, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY
Reverb: Past / Present / Future, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, Curator – Isolde Brielmaier
Sure Shot, MASS Art, Austin, TX
2014 Trivial Pursuits: Obsession's Allure, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt – Prospect.3 + Lafayette
Back to The Front, The Front, New Orleans, LA (in conjunction with Prospect.3)
The Front @ Art Lab, Art Lab AKIBA and Makii Masaru Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan
Face Time, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt
2013 Art for Art's Sake, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Are We One? exhibition by The Front Artist Collective, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University,
Auburn, AL
The Front: Union, Justice, Confidence – Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
1000 Words, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curators – Brian Guidry, Mary Beyt
2012 Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children Gallery, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA,
curator – Amy Mackie, Director of Visual Arts with Angela Berry, Visual Arts Coordinator
2011 southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art Exhibition, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida. Juror– Rod Faulds
2010 currents 2010, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (in conjunction with SITE Santa Fe), Jurors – Mariannah Amster and Frank Ragano
Masur Museum of Art 47th Annual Juried Competition, Monroe, LA, Juror – David Houston
Southern Open 2010, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Juror – Bill Arning
Moving Vehicles, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL, Curator – Mia Kaplan
2009 Things Fall Apart, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, Curator – Joy Garnett
Stephanie Patton Recent Work, Ephemeral Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2008 Southern Open 2008, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Juror – Peter Frank
2007 Southern Open 2007, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, Juror – Dr. Jerry Cullum
2006 Exit 101, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
2005 Artistes a la page, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France
Nouveaux Artistes d’Acadiana, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Faculty Exhibition, Paul and Lulu Hilliard, University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA
Spirit of Place – Art From Acadiana, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Curator – David Houston
2004 Open for Interpretation, Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette, LA, Curator – David Houston
Grotto II, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY
2003 Fresh Faces, Fresh Spaces, Architects and Artists Gallery, Lafayette, LA
2002 Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
About Face, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Art in General Third Annual 12 to 12 Film and Video Marathon, Art in General, New York, NY, screening, January 13, 2001
2000 The Date With Elvis, (audio installation in elevator), Art in General, New York, NY
CowParade New York 2000, New York City Public Arts Project, New York, NY
Good Business is the Best Art, Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
1998 Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, (catalog)
1995 Vinyl Recounts, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Face Forward: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art, John Micheal Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Tarazona Foto 1995, Tarazona, Spain

SELECTED PRESS
2015 The New York Times, “Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Museums Reckon With Recovery”, by Cameron Shaw, August 19, 2015 (online), August 23, 2015 (printed edition)
The New Orleans Advocate, “At the CAC, past, present and a bit of the future of post-Katrina art”, by John D’Addario, August 26, 2015
Overture Magazine, "Interview", interview conducted by John Guidry, Lafayette, LA, January edition
2013 OtherPeoplesPixels Blog, “OtherPeoplesPixels interviews Stephanie Patton”, interview conducted by Stacia
Yeapanis, Chicago, IL, December 26, 2013 – January 2, 2014
New American Paintings, publisher: Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Juror – Miranda Lash
louisianaesthetic.com: Pattern Recognition: Stephanie Patton and Troy Dugas at Arthur Roger Gallery, (review), Reggie Rodrigue, April 10, 2013
Gambit: New Work by Monica Zeringue and Stephanie Patton, (review), D. Eric Bookhardt, April 9, 2013
Art E-Walk: Pain, Healing, Relics, – Review of Troy Dugas and Stephanie Patton March 2013 Exhibitions, Sylvie Contiguglia, March 6, 2013
2012 Nick Stillman, “Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children Gallery”, ARTFORUM, May 2012
Reggie Rodrigue, “THE ONLY STAIR THAT DOESN’T CREEK: The Southern Open,” Oxford American, June 19, 2012
2012 The Times–Picayune, Living, photographer – Steven Forster, January 29, 2012
2011 Reggie Rodrigue, Pelican Bomb (review), New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2011–current
Lacouture Lagniappe, featured guest with host Marce Lacouture, Radio Interview, KRVS, Lafayette, LA
2010 “Front Takes St. Claude”, Art Voices, New Orleans, LA, 2010
2008 “Southern Open 2008”, Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Juror – Peter Frank
2007 “The Art Issue”, The Times of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA, November 7, 2007
“Southern Open 2007,” Catalog, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Juror – Dr. Jerry Cullum.
Studio Visit Magazine, publisher: Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
2005 Doug MacCash, “Small Touches of Acadiana”, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA
Mary Tutwiler, “A Sense of Place”, The Independent, Lafayette, LA
Eric Bookhardt, “Cajuns for all Occasions”, Gambit Weekly, February 15, 2005, New Orleans, LA
2003 Niki Lederer and Hannes Priesch, “Death in the Studio”, one of 61 featured artists in book, pages 110-111, Niki Lederer and Hannes Priesch (photography and text)
Meagan Patout, photo by Terri Fensel, “Stephanie Patton, Performance Artist, aka ‘Renella Rose Champagne’”, The Times of Acadiana, Lafayette, LA, March 26, 2003
Mary Tutwiler, “Renella’s Love”, cover story in “Weekend”, The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, March 7, 2003
Dominick Cross, “Multimedia Art Show Inclusive, Fun For Artist”, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, March 6, 2003
Judith Meriwether, Radio Interview, KRVS, Lafayette, LA, March 5, 2003
2002 Walter Pierce, “This Champagne Is Great Going Down”, music review in “24/7”, The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, April 19, 2002
2000 Thomas Craughwell (text), Cow Parade New York, book, published image
Cow Parade New York Calendar-2001, published image (December)
1998 Walter Pierce, “A Natural Place Where I’m Headed”, featured artist in the Entertainment section of The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA, October 18, 1998
Holland Cotter, “One Museum, Five Shows, and a Million Lives and Passions”, The New York Times, August 14, 1998
Artist in the Marketplace Program, Catalog, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Maureen Sherlock, FACE FORWARD: Self–Portraiture in Contemporary Art, Imprint: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, ISBN: 0932718396
1995 Michelle Grabner, New Art Examiner, Review, Published Image, page 42, December 1995
Video interview for exhibition “Face Forward”, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
John Michael Kohler Art Center, July-August, Calendar of Events, Published Image, Sheboygan,WI

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2009 Santa Fe Art Institute, June–July, Sculpture
2007 Vermont Studio Center, July–August, Sculpture
2006 Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture, July–August
1999 BCAT/Brooklyn Community Access Television, technical residency participant in non-linear video editing Brooklyn, NY

TELEVISED APPEARANCES
2004 Featured Profile, Spirit of Acadiana, interview by Hoyt Harris, KATC, TV3, (running time 1 minute, 30 seconds), aired on KATC TV3 in Lafayette, LA and surrounding areas, April 2, 2004, April 4, 2004
2003 Good Morning Acadiana (talk show), Lafayette, LA, musical guest, November 5, 2003
Official spokesperson for Nationwide Manufactured Homes, two 30-second commercials, aired on FOX 15 and KLAF in Lafayette, LA and surrounding areas, August-September
Good Morning Acadiana (talk show), Lafayette, LA, musical guest, February 5, 2003

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
2017 Visiting Artist, University of West Florida (UWF), Pensacola, FL
2016 Visiting Artist, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2015 Visiting Artist, University of Houston, Houston, TX
2013 Visiting Artist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
2011 Visiting Artist, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, FL
2010 Visiting Artist, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
2006 Art Speak, The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2005 How to Raise a Southern Artist, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
(with Elmore Morgan Jr., Ralph Bourque, Troy Dugas)

COLLECTIONS
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Embassy Suites by Hilton New York-Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
Additional private collections