Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident 2016, (AIA) 2018
Stephanie Dishno is a ceramic artist born and raised in Indianapolis Indiana. Stephanie obtained her BFA in ceramics at Herron School of Art and Design. After which, Stephanie attended a two year post-baccalaureate at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and was a short term resident at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. Stephanie is currently attending the University of Montana – Missoula for her MFA in ceramics.
I create sculptures that depict female sexuality and identity. Through my work I am able to explore the cultural representation of the feminine and the portrayal of women throughout history. Historically the female body has been appropriated, and idealized. The female image was used to create an object of purpose for the pleasure of the male gaze. My figures push back with a strong gaze of their own and are portrayed as subjective beings with an exuberant sexual presence.