Stella Ebner

Stella Ebner received her BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1998 and her MFA in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2006. Ebner has exhibited her artwork at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the International Print Center New York (New York City) the Print Center (Philadelphia) and the SFMOMA Artists Gallery (San Francisco). She is the recipient of several grants, including a Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artists’ Assistance Fellowship, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Strategic Opportunity Stipend. Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. She currently has a studio member fellowship at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, NY and teaches printmaking at Purchase College in Purchase, NY.

Artist Statement:

My work centers upon the perceived usualness of the everyday. My imagery illuminates what is lost during the in-between moments and reveals the underlying essence of existence. I am concerned with finding a balance between the perception of the everyday and the perception of the spiritual. To illustrate this dichotomy of perception, I take on common occurrences, usual happenstances, and everyday ubiquity as my subject matter, but look upon them with a mindful, benevolent, even worshipful eye. My ultimate goal is to recognize the burden of each in-between, mundane moment of existence as taking on the weight of the world.