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Stephanie J. Woods is a Multi-disciplinary artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at the University of New Mexico. Born in Seneca, SC, and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, she cultivates an artistic practice that focuses on preserving and celebrating her culture. 

In 2021, Woods was selected to attend the artist residency Black Rock Senegal, located in Dakar, Senegal. Additionally, in the same year, she was awarded the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Woods has also been honored with several other awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the 2022 Harpo Prize, the Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, ACRE Residency, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists Residency, and Penland School of Craft. Her work is featured in permanent collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Gibbes Museum of Art, and the Mint Museum, among others. In the summer of 2023, she opened two solo museum shows, one at the Sarasota Art Museum and another at the Harvey, B. Gantt Museum for African American Art + Culture. Additionally, she has been featured in BOMB Magazine, Art Papers, Lenscratch, Burnaway, and the Boston Art Review. 

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