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Stephanie J. Woods is a multimedia artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at the University of New Mexico. Working primarily in the fields of photography, fiber, video, and sculpture. She creates mixed-media works, handcrafting the props featured in her photographs. Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, she cultivates an artistic practice concerned with exploring Black American culture, identity, and the impact of involuntary cultural assimilation. 


In 2021 Woods was selected to attend the artist residency Black Rock Senegal, located in Dakar Senegal, and in 2021 Woods was also awarded the 1858 Prize for contemporary southern art awarded by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Woods is also the recipient of 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 and the Gibbes Museum of Art. Additionally she has been featured in BOMB Magazine, Art Papers, Lenscratch, Burnaway, and the Boston Art Review. 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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