Stephanie Cate

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About the Artist:

Stephanie Cate is an abstract painter based out of Los Angeles, California. She spent most of her childhood in France, before relocating to Los Angeles, California at fourteen. She spent a couple of years as an apprentice for a muralist in Santa Monica, painting large scale murals for casinos in Las Vegas and private residences before she decided to pursue her own artistic path. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, receiving a BFA in painting. 
 
Being surrounded by the history and architecture of France as a child and the grand decaying beauty of former centuries left an early impression on her that still influences her work to this day. After working for over a decade in a photographic based mixed-media process, Stephanie returned to her original love of pure abstraction to delve in further and reconnect with freshness and liberation of texture, line, shape and color.
 
The Europa Series by Cate is based on the moon, Europa and Stephanie’s fascination with this planet, it’s structure and the potential for life.  Europa (Jupiter II), is the sixth-closest moon of Jupiter, and the sixth-largest moon in the Solar System. It is slightly smaller than Earth's moon and is unique in the solar system, being thought to have a global ocean of water in contact with a rocky seafloor. If the ocean is proven to exist, Europa could be a promising place to look for life beyond Earth. Its surface is smooth and bright, consisting of water ice crisscrossed by long, linear fractures.  This dynamic environment is captured in the thick acrylic brushstrokes on wood panel or paper.
 
Stephanie's work is in public and private collections including Kelly Wearstler, Renee Zellweger, Annabeth Gish, Mr. Avi Amiel (President, Art Collector International Magazine), Rasa Center for Yoga (Oregon) and Wynn Tower Suites (Las Vegas)

Résumé:

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2019     All About Blue, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

2017     Through Her Eyes, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY

            Affordable Art Fair NYC – Elisa Contemporary Art

2016    Aqua Art Miami – Elisa Contemporary Art

            New Work – The Gallery Montecito - Santa Barbara, CA (solo show)

            Affordable Art Fair NYC – Elisa Contemporary Art

2015    11th Annual Open Studios Santa Monica Art Studios - Santa Monica, CA

            Santa Monica Art Studios open studio event Santa Monica, CA

2014    (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

2013    (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC

2012    (e)merge Art Fair Washington, DC

2011    Art Night 2011, WPA/Hickok Cole Architects – Washington, DC

2010    Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC

2009    Jerusalem, Artizen Gallery – McCall Idaho (solo show)

            Windows and Wings, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, OR (two person exhibition)

2008    Q is for Queen, PRIZE – Ashland, Oregon (solo show)

2006    Grand Opening, Crimson Alley Art – Sedona, Arizona (featured artist)

2007    Good Things Come In Small Packages, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon

            Women of Ashland, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon (two person exhibition)

            Portals of Grace – Artizen Gallery – McCall, Idaho (solo show)

2003    Heart Opening, Flash Gallery - Los Feliz, California

2002    Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

2001    New Works, Gallery Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, California (solo show)

            Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2000    Sediment of Memory, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA (two person exhibition) 1999

            Millennium, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA

            Visual Underground, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles

1998    Opening, Environment Gallery - Los Angeles, California (solo exhibition)

            Cold Fusion: GENART Winter Exhibit, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles, California

            GENART: Annual Fund Raiser - Los Angeles, CA

1997    GENART: Winter Exhibit, Christie’s Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California

1995    Arteries, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

            Summer Fling, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

            Skopelos ’94, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

 

Selected Private Collections

Ms. Kelly Wearstler – Los Angeles, California

Ms. Renee Zellweger – Los Angeles, California

Ms. Annabeth Gish – Los Angeles, California

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Ursula Gebert, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale,AZ

Mr. Avi Amiel, President, Art Collector International Magazine, Beverly Hills, California

 

Select Corporate Collections

Chamberlain Architecture & Associates – Burlington, Ontario

Rasa Center for Yoga - Medford, Oregon

Wynn Tower Suites – Las Vegas, Nevada

Caesar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Boston, MA

 

Apprenticeship

Robert Walker Studios - Santa Monica, California

Associated Exhibitions

Her Window to the World: East and West Coast Artists Pop Up exhibit on Greenfield Hill. Ends Sept 20
The exhibit features 10 female artists in a newly restored 1900 farm house on Greenfield Hill.
May 31 - September 21, 2018
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Join us at the 2018 Spring Affordable Art Fair in NYC on March 21st.
We'll be back at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Booth 1.34.
February 16 - March 28, 2018
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Artwork for the Home: A Contemporary Look at Traditional Design
Join us for a special Art Collecting Talk at Estate Treasures in Old Greenwich
February 19 - March 6, 2018
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25 Under 26
Featuring 25 artworks - starting at $300 and all priced under $2,600!
October 13 - December 14, 2017
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Through Her Eyes
A Southern California Perspective of our World
February 2 - May 25, 2017
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Join us for the Spring Affordable Art Fair in NYC
We'll be in booth 1.53
March 26 - April 3, 2017
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At Aqua Art Miami November 30-December 4 Room 227
Join us this year during Art Basel Miami
November 19 - December 5, 2016
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Spring Affordable Art Fair in NYC
Visit us in Booth 1.15 March 30-April 3
March 30 - April 3, 2016
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