The perception of appearance is the subject of my work. I am interested in the appeal of beauty, but especially in creating spaces that are gothic and melancholy, where the imagery is vague and detail lurks in the shadow. The paintings are reminicent of memory, and the feelings that memory brings. My work has explored aspects of contradiction, including concealment and revelation, perception and reality, and beauty and repulsion. I use letterforms, textile patterns, elements of architecture, graphic arts and other imagery, fragmenting and layering the images to show the confusion and unease of miscommunication as well as a feeling of sadness and darkness.
Stephanie Serpick is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MFA from the University of Chicago. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally. Serpick has attended several residencies, most recently at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her work is included in several registries, including White Columns and the Drawing Center.