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Stephanie Jaffe Werner

561 NW 32 street studio 35
Miami, FL 33127, U.S.A.
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Phone: 305-528-6589
URL: http://www.stephaniejaffewerner.com

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Mixed media collage allows me to expand my range of artistic choices, thereby producing a unique, personal effect. Oftentimes, this involves refashioning familiar forms; creating for each an entirely new identity. The found objects incorporated in my work harken back to a bygone era—one of handmade, family heirlooms—when quality and craftsmanship were societal expectations. This forgotten norm stands in marked contrast in today’s machine-made era. Nostalgia, both an emotional response and an idea, is a fundamental element of my work. It is here that I probe the complex interplay between memories, humor and the emotional resonance of objects.

My newest studio series of mosaic topiary sculptures transcend the traditional and expected topiary tree shapes by the inclusion of embedded, found figurines and other iconic forms to compliment and challenge the handmade ceramic flowers, tiles, and pieces of antique china I typically include.

When approaching a public art commission, I seek to create a dialogue with a specific people, place or time (be it relevant to the present day or commissioned to satisfy a historical context). Public art is a powerful tool that, when effectively executed, will instill a great sense of community pride and serve to enhance the site for which it has specifically been designed. To me, these types of art projects are the most fulfilling.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Stephanie JaffeWerner

 

Education:

Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.F.A., 1980 (Glass and Ceramics)

 

Shows and commissions:

 

 

2013

2012   

Public Art Commission: Town of Miami Lakes, Florida

Veterans Memorial ($52,000 in progress)

Functional / Dysfunctional National Juried Ceramics Show

Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL honorable mention

Merit Award 61st All Florida Biennial, Boca Raton Museum of Art,

 Boca Raton, FL

Simian Spectacle, Howard Golen Gallery, Miami, FL

  

 

 

2011   

Something Sweet, Studio 18 in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL

Museum of Florida Art Biennial VI, Deland, Florida

Audubon House Sculpture Garden, Key West, Florida

Finalist Village of Palmetto Bay Art In Public Places

I Want Candy, Lee Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausaw, Wisc

The Myth of Power  Gallery 1310, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

2010   

Public Art Commission, Dick’s Sporting Goods Public Art Project, Boynton Beach, Florida (21,500)

Seeing Double, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro, Massachusetts

I Want Candy,  Lee Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausaw, Wisc

I Want Candy,  Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center,

Lake Charles, Louisiana

 

2009   

The Perfect Fit, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Highwaymen Obelisk (public art), St Lucie County, Florida (90,000)

I Want Candy, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, California

I Want Candy, Nicolayson Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming

 

 

2008

The Ramble, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida

Art Now Fair/Art Basel, Miami, Florida

Caliente, Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida

Public Art Commission, Pinnacle Housing, Miami, Florida

Group Show, Meyerhoefer Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida

 

 

2007

Art Now Fair/Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida

Objecthood, Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami, Florida

56th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

I Want Candy, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York

About Candy,  Dylan’s Candy Bar New York, New York

Group Show, R&S Gallery, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, Florida

 

 

 

2006

Finalist, City of Glendale Pedestrian Enhancements, Glendale Arts Commission, Glendale, Arizona

 

 

 

2005

Public Art Commission, Lealman Park “L” , Pinellas County , FL

Semi finalist, Avenue D Project, St. Lucie Public Art Program, St. Lucie, Florida (50,000)

 

 

 

2004

All Art Collections Start Small, The Art Gallery at the Government Center, Miami, Florida

Nine Floor Landing Murals Depicting Central Park in a Former Era, The Franklin Hotel, New York City, New York

Wall of Wonder, Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida

About Women juried by Virginia Miller, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida

Art Walk on the Boulevard, Sculptural Objects Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida

18 on the 18th juried by Brian Dursum, Curator Lowe Art Museum, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida

 

 

 

2003

All Member Show, Bakehouse Art Complex. Miami, Florida

 

 

 

1991

33rd Annual Hortt Corporation Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

 

 

1988

Glass & Jewelry Invitational, Artforms Gallery. Fullerton, California

Design of Women, Morani Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

1987

4th Annual Benefit Exhibition, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, California

Delaware Valley Glass Group, Tribute to Sy Kamens, Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

1986

Two-Person Show, LaVaggi Gallery (SoHo), New York, New York

 Group Show, Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, New Jersey

ACC Craft Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

The Art of Contemporary Crafts, The Blue Streak, Wilmington, Delaware

 

 

 

1985

Two-Person Show, One Of A Kind Gallery, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

ACC Craft Fair, Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

 

1984

Tyler’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Craft Alumni Invitational, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Four Glass Artists, Community College, Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

 

 

1982

Shoe Fly Pie Christmas Window Commission, Bergdorf Goodman Windows, New York, New York

 

 

 

Scholarships:

 

 

 

1985   

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

 

Articles:

 

 

 

January 2007

AM New York: About Candy

 

 

June 2006

St. Petersburg Times:That’s Lealman with a Capital ‘L’”

 

 

March 2004

Miami Herald: What a Wall   

 

 

August 1993 

The Hollywood Blvd

 

 

March 1993   

The Miami Herald: Art Review by Helen Kohen

 

 

May 1983       

Cosmopolitan Magazine