About the Artist

Stephanie Law's images trace the boundary between dream and reality. She delves into the pictoral language of allegory, explores mythology in new contexts, chases tiny worlds of wonder from an insect's viewpoint, and highlights the beauty of growth and decay found in nature. She interweaves texture, watercolor, gold and silver leaf, ink, and creates intricate layered pieces with resin and custom designed frames. In a meld of organic patterns and familiar archetypes, her paintings pose a question on the nature of perception and beauty, and it is against this backdrop that the ephemeral guides and strange creatures dance and beckon the viewer to follow through her various series.

Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance. Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the branches of her trees move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow. Growing up in California, Stephanie has been surrounded by the wealth of natural inspiration all around her. The twisting boughs of live oaks from the hills near her home insinuate themselves into her paintings. The chaos of Nature's wild growth, and conversely the beauty of decay, echo in the textures and fractal patterns of her work.

Early on, her career moved through the illustration and gaming world, but in recent decades she has focused more on her own body of work, gallery shows, and publications.

She can be contacted by email at:
stephlaw (at) gmail (dot) com


Curriculum Vitae

 

    Publications (contributor)
  • Spectrum 25, Flesk Publications, 2018.
  • Spectrum 24, Flesk Publications, 2017.
  • Spectrum 23, Flesk Publications, 2016.
  • Spectrum 22, Flesk Publications, 2015.
  • Spectrum 21, Flesk Publications, 2014.
  • Spectrum 20, Flesk Publications, 2013.

 

    Solo Exhibitions
  • * (upcoming) December 2019 - Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA -
  • April 2019 - Haven Gallery, Northport, NY - Awaken
  • May 2018 - City Hall, Urbandale, IA
  • December 2017 - Haven Gallery, Northport, NY - Where the Sea Meets the Sky
  • June 2017 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Metamorph
  • June 2015 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Immortal Ephemera
  • March 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Nocturnes: The Art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

 

    Group Exhibitions
  • December 2018 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - Night Garden
  • April 2018 - Haven Gallery, NY - Le Reve
  • April 2018 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - Animation Reimagined
  • February 2018 - Filoli - 20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition: A Palette of Flowers
  • January 2018 - Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, CA - Plants Illustrated 2018: Celebrating Trees
  • November 2017 - American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York - 20th Annual International
  • November 2017 - April 2018 - The Third New York Botanical Garden Triennial - Out of the Woods
  • April 2017 - Haven Gallery, NY - Mythos
  • October 2016 - Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation - 15th Intl Exhibition of Botanical Art
  • January 2016 - Haven Gallery, NY - Music Box
  • December 2015 - Tighnabruiach Gallery, Scotland - Where Beauty Sleeps
  • December 2015 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - 3rd Annual Wanderlust
  • November 2015 - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, CA - 54th Annual Illustration Exhibition
  • November 2015 - Alexi Era, Mascoutah, IL Bestowed Upon Us
  • October 2015 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - Verdant
  • October 2015 - Bergeron's Books, Oakland, CA - Annual Lovecraft Society Show
  • September 2015 - La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA - The Coaster Show
  • May 2015 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - Golden
  • March 2015 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE III
  • March 2015 - Filoli Gardens, Redwood City, CA - 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit
  • March 2015 - Bergeron's Books, Oakland, CA - Down the Rabbit Hole: A Lewis Carroll Tribute
  • January 2015 - Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, CA - 6th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibition - Down the Garden Path
  • January 2015 - CA Native Plant Society, San Jose, CA - Annual Native Plant Exhibition
  • December 2014 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - 2nd Annual Wanderlust
  • September 2014 - Society of Illustrators, New York, NY - Spectrum 2014
  • July 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - The Dark Woods: The Roots of the Faerietale
  • July 2014 - Corvidae Collective, Nashville TN - LORE
  • May 2014 - Corvidae Collective, Nashville, TN - As the Crow Flies
  • May 2014 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - On Beauty
  • February 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE II
  • January 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Quoth the Raven
  • October 2013 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Divination
  • May 2013 - Gallery Nucleus, Anaheim, CA - A Saga in the Stars
  • February 2013 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE

 

    Group Exhibitions with Copycat Violence Collective
  • November 2015 - Gristle Tattoo, New York, NY - Interiors
  • August 2015 - Red Raven Gallery, Port Townsend, WA - Gaia
  • January 2015 - Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA - Myth, Magic, and Lore
  • December 2014 - Red Raven Gallery, Port Townsend, WA - Echoes of Perception
  • September 2014 - Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego, CA - Irreverent Roots

 

    Workshops Taught
  • November 2018 - The Fantastic Workshop, Nashville, TN
  • November 2016 - The Fantastic Workshop, Nashville, TN
  • October 2008 - Learning & Product Expo: Art!, Pasadena, CA

 

    Juried Awards
  • November 2015 - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles - Silver award in Gallery category - She Sleeps
  • September 2015 - DragonCon - Art Show Best in Show - When Flowers Dream
  • January 2015 - California Native Plant Society - Second Place - Holly Leaved Cherry


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