In my work, I am addressing themes and subject matter that focus on the non-descript over-looked side of modern American life. It is a far-reaching portrait of what we value and who we are as Americans. By looking within the scope of the American every day, I am seeking to discover the imagery that defines us as a culture – images of spaces, events and moments that are so ubiquitous they are largely ignored, but when held up to the viewer they become a place of self-recognition.
Stella Ebner received her BFA from the University of Minnesota and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has held residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, NYC, and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. Ebner is the recipient of several grants, including a Kala Art Institute Fellowship and Minnesota State Arts Board Artists’ Assistance Fellowship. Her work is in the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN; Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; and The Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College - SUNY in Purchase, NY.