About the Artist
Stephanie Ney is an artist and teacher who lives and works in Takoma Park, MD. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union in New York City where she earned a BFA and also a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned an MFA.
She has developed and taught art programs at the Smithsonian Associates Program, Rockville Arts Place, the Kennedy Center, and the Audobon Society among others. She worked extensively with teens-at- risk through Art For The People and remains a member of their board of directors. Stephanie was the first official Exhibits Director of the Municipal Building’s Atrium Gallery and during her tenure organized the exhibit and subsequent book Inspired Results, Poets and Artists of Takoma Park.
Her work has appeared in museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe and in many publications including a portrait of Albert Einstein for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She also ran a portrait studio in Mt. Rainier called Copy Cat & Dog which focused on animal portraits. One of her portraits was awarded first prize in Purina’s annual art show.
Lately Stephanie has greatly enjoyed curating pop-up shows for ARTery and participating in their events.