Education

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C., Master of Professional Studies, Paralegal Studies, 2013, Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX); Thesis Title: A Problematic Combination: Appropriation Art and the Fair Use Doctrine

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Slavic & East European Summer Intensive Language Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Russian Language, 2007

PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY, MFA Painting/MS Art History, 2003, With Distinction, Study Abroad: Università Internazionale dell’Arte & Scuola Internazionale de Grafica, Venice, Italy; Fine Art Thesis Title: Perceptions and Illusions; Art History Thesis Title: Leo Tolstoy and Ilya Repin's Quest for the Truth in Russian Painting

KALAMAZOO COLLEGE, Kalamazoo, MI, BA Art, Russian, 1998, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Study Abroad: Smoly Institute, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Areas of Specialization

FINE ART: Oil and Acrylic Painting, Drawing, and Photography

ART HISTORY: 19th to Early 20th-Century Russian and French Art, 19th-Century to Early 20th-Century Photography, Modern and Contemporary Art

LAW: International Law, Art & Cultural Property Law, Intellectual Property Law

Selected Exhibitions
(For a complete list of exhibitions, send an inquiry through the "contact" webpage.)

2013   Memoir Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, NY


2012   The Meal, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, NY

2011   9x11 Charity Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2011   AMLP: Photomobile 2011 Tour, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn, NY: Tour dates and locations:http://arthousecoop.com/projects/amlp

2011   Associations, Invitational Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2011   The Sketchbook Project 2011 Tour, "Nightmares," Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

2009   ArtPrize, Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

2009   Celebration of the Arts 36th Annual Juried Spiritual Art Competition, First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI

2007   Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Competition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2007   Texas National 2007, Jurors MANUAL (Suzanne Bloom and Ed Hill), Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

2006-7   Governor’s Residence Michigan Artists Program August 2006-July 2007, Governor Jennifer Granholm, Lansing, MI. Loan program juried by Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2006   Combined Talents: Florida International, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2006   Digital Open, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004   All Area Exhibition, Studio 23/The ARTS Center, Bay City, MI

2003   The University of St. Andrews Studio Society Exhibition, Preservation Trust Museum, St. Andrews, Scotland

2003   MFA Thesis Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2003   Annual Pratt 2003 Show, Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center, NY

2002   Recent Work, Pratt Artists League MFA exhibition, Steuben East Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2002   Annual Pratt 2002 Show, Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center, NY

2002   Dialogues, Pratt Artists League Juried MFA exhibition, Steuben Hall Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2002   Perceptions and Illusions, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001   Pratt in Venice, East Hall Gallery, History of Art and Design Department, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Art-Related Activities

2014   Co-Juror/Curator, Art in Our City, Frauenthal Center & Century Club Center, Muskegon, MI (On Pinterest click on: Art in Our City; for exhbition information click on: Frauenthal Center)

2013   Speaker, Presentation Title: Changing the Context for Art: Art v. Law, Undergraduate Aesthetics Class, Kendall College of Art &    Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2013   Co-Juror, Festival of the Arts Solo Exhibition Award at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2012   Co-Curator, Urbanity: UICA's 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI: http://www.uica.org/UrbanityPromoVideo

2012   Guest Art Critic, Graduate Painting Thesis Class, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2011   ArtPrize Regional Professional Assistant for 2D juror Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids, MI

2010   ArtPrize Regional Professional Assistant for 2D juror Patricia Phillips, Dean of Graduate Studies, Rhode Island School of Design, ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids, MI

2010-11   Participating Artist, UICA Live Coverage Charity Event, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2007-13   Curatorial Board Member, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2007-8   Participating Artist, UICA Live Coverage Charity Event, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2005   Co-Editor, INFERNO: Journal of Art History, vol. X, 2005, School of Art History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland 

2003   Speaker, Presentation Title: American Artist Stephanie Wooster, School of Art History, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

1996   Artist Assistant, Michelle Stuart & Alan Sonfist, NYC

Awards & Honors
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), Paralegal Academic Honor Society, American Association for Paralegal Education, The George Washington University, 2013

Golden Key International Honour Society, The George Washington University, 2013


Tuition Scholarship, Russian Language, Slavic & East European Summer Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit in Graduate Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 2003

Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Pratt Institute, 2003

Beatrice Cox Pratt in Venice Scholarship, History of Art & Design Department, Pratt Institute, 2001

Phi Beta Kappa, Kalamazoo College, 1998

Honors in Art, Kalamazoo College, 1998

Michael Waskowsky Prize in Art, Kalamazoo College, 1997

Brian Gougeon Prize in Art, Kalamazoo College, 1995

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Kalamazoo College, 1995

Competitive Art Scholarship, Kalamazoo College, 1994-1998

Collections
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Exit Art, NYC

Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

Publications
Wooster, Stephanie. "Is it Art?." Michigan Paralegal 2 (2014): 5-6, www.michbar.org/paralegal/pdfs/PLA_Spring14.pdf.


Otman, Haley, ed. "Traveling Art Finds Home at GV." interview, The Grand Valley Lanthorn. January 1st, 2009, reprinted on Facebook March 17th, 2009, www.facebook.com/note/php?note_id=58022409801.

Michael, Mahoney. Review of Perceptions and Illusions by Stephanie Wooster, MFA Thesis exhibition. The Prattler 73 (2002): 23.

Wooster, Stephanie. "Vanitas Peach" and "Untitled (Stitched Hand)," paintings, Edited by Martin Leigh Harrison. The William and Mary Review 40. The College of William and Mary, Virginia, 2002.