Stephanie Washburn was born in the Berkshires, MASS and lives and works in Ojai, CA. She received a BA from Wesleyan University, CT and her MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Her work has been exhibited internationally including at Beaconsfield, London, UK; Claremont University, Claremont, CA; ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. It is in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Agnes Gund Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, University of California Santa Barbara and University of California Riverside. Reviews include The Los Angeles Times, New American Paintings, Art Fag City and Vice. Her photographs have been published in Heliotrope, Harper's Magazine, and The LA Review of Books.



MFA, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 2010
BA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2003


UC Interdisciplinary Humanities Award, Faculty Grant 2012
UCSB, College of Creative Studies, Postgraduate Fellowship 2011
UC Interdisciplinary Humanities Award, Graduate Grant 2010
UCSB, Department of Art, Graduate Merit Award 2009
University of California Regents Special Fellow 2008
Wesleyan University, Art Department Honors 2003
Wesleyan University, Cum Laude 2003
Phi Beta Kappa 2003


In the Meanwhile, Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 2020 (curated by Julie Joyce)

Recent Acquisitions, Art, Design and Architecture Museum UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 2020 (curated by Elyse Gonzales)

The Future Can Only Be Told In Reverse, UCSB CCS Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 2018

Office of Loss Control, with Armando Ramos, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 2017

By the River, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, 2017

-scape, Beaconsfield, London, UK, 2016

Everyday Transformations, MCA Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 2016

Language of Perpetual Conditions, Cal State Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

Sibling Rivalries, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA, 2016

Drawings: Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Culver City, CA, 2015

The Yielding , Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

E-Merge, Arsenal, Montreal, Canada, 2015

Works on Paper, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015

Coded Image: New Media and Mediated Image , Earl and Virginia Green Gallery, Biola University, CA, 2015

Playdate in Hades, TSA, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

In the Office of the Drunken Monkey, TSA, New York, NY, 2014

Are Friends Electric, FOCA, Los Angeles, CA, 2014 (curated by Manual History Machines) [catalogue]

Are Friends Electric, Claremont University, Claremont, CA, 2014 (curated by Manual History Machines)

Alumni II, Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2013 (curated by John Ravenal) [catalogue]

Walking Back The Cat, Solo Exhibition, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA 2013

Essential: Selections from the Permanent Collection, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 2013 (curated by Tyler Stallings)

This Was Funny Yesterday, CCS Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 2012 (curated by Jane Mulfinger)

Ruinophilia, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 2012

Twice Told, Solo Project, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA 2012

Reception, Grand Hotel Abyss, Goleta, CA 2012 (curated by Simon Taylor)

Recrafting History, Taylor de Cordoba Gallery, Culver City, CA 2011 (curated by Ellen Caldwell)

Vertigo, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA 2011 (curated by York Chang)

Visible Spectrum, University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA 3010

Desert Immersion, The Palms, Wonder Valley, CA, 2010 (curated by Dick Hebdige)


Cotts, Megan, "Featured artist," Los Angeles Review of Books, 2/2018

Shi, Diana. "Haunting Digital Photography Makes Abstract Art of Surveillance Footage," Vice, 7/8/2017

Woodward, Joseph. "Two of an Imperfect Pair," Santa Barbara News Press, 3/10/2017

Clarkson, Stacey. "Congratulations, You've Made a Wonderful Decision," Monday Gallery, Harper's Magazine, 2/6/2017

Patrick Quinn, "Acme Gallery, By the River," Art and Cake, 2/9/2017

Porter, Lorie, "Ones to Watch: Stephanie Washburn and Chad Ress," Santa Barbara Magazine, June 2015

Pagel, David. "Stephanie Washburn's Collages, Other Works, Mesmerize, Puzzle," Los Angeles Times, 8/15/13

Johnson, Robin. "Centennial Excellence," Inland Empire Weekly, 8/15/13

Woodward, Joseph. “Art As Funny ‘Hmmm,’” Santa Barbara News Press, 10/05/12

Frank, Priscilla. “Stephanie Washburn’s Haunting Exhibition ‘Twice Told’ Debuts at Mark Moore Gallery,” The Huffington Post, 5/15/12

Caldwell, Ellen, “Review. Stephanie Washburn’s “Twice Told” at Mark Moore Gallery,” New American Paintings, 5/10/12

Pagel, David. “Review: Stephanie Washburn Marks Mysteriously Inviting Solo Debut,” Critic’s Choice, The Los Angeles Times, 5/4/12

Sommers, Danielle. “Stephanie Washburn’s Twice Told,” Art Practical, 4/24/12

Sommers, Danielle. “Stephanie Washburn’s Twice Told,” Daily Serving, 4/24/12

Caldwell, Ellen. “Recrafting History,” New American Paintings, 12/15/11

Johnson, Paddy. “Paintings of Horses and a Pen for Collectors,” Art Fag City, 12/05/11

Finkle, Jori. “Monster Drawing Rally,” The Los Angeles Times, 11/09/10

Woodward, Joseph. “Concepts Meeting Concrete,” Santa Barbara News Press, 6/11/10

Mark Muckenfuss. “Art Show ‘Out There,’” Press Enterprise, 3/09/10

Lieu, Lynn. “Lines in the Sand,” Inland Empire Weekly, 3/04/10


"Online Portfolios," Heliotrope Editions, France, 2019

"Quarterly Journal, Comedy Issue #17," Los Angeles Review of Books, 2018

"Are Friends Electric," Catalogue, FOCA, 2014

"Alumni II," Catalogue, Wesleyan University Press, 2013

“Look It Up In Your Gut,” coauthored with Jane Mulfinger, The International Conference on Arts Theory and History, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2012

“Sometimes Falling Feels Like Flying,” with Ali Prosch, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 6/24/12

“Painting Psychology,” with Alexandra Grant, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 5/24/12

“Daycare Behind Bars,” with Richard Ross, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 5/2/12

“Risk, Failure, and the Conventions of Taste,” with Rebecca Morris, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 3/27/12

“Octopi and Other Loves,” with Brian Bress, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 2/23/12

“Real Danger With Bonkers,” with Hilja Keading, The Sightlines, Zocalo Public Square, 2/17/12


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The Agnes Gund Foundation, New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA


Associate Professor, Santa Barbara City College, 2016 - present

(Fundamental Drawing, Color Principles, Intermediate Drawing, Integrated Drawing and Painting)

Lecturer, UC Santa Barbara Department of Art and College of Creative Studies, 2010 - 2016

(Beginning Painting, Expanded Practice, Honors Seminar, American and European Art Since 1950)