Stephanie Deumer (b.1989, Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is a visual artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. Comprised of video, sculpture, and photography, her installations often incorporate their environment by using recordings and photographs from their surroundings. Much of her work presents women subjectively experiencing and interacting with their representations, and simultaneously expresses the mise en abyme of their objectification in infinite replications. Deumer completed a BA at the University of Guelph in 2011 and an MFA at California Institute of the Arts in 2015. From 2018-2019 she was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She is the recipient of a 2019 Research and Creation Grant from Canada Arts Council, and has participated in residencies at Factory Media Centre, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Cerritos College, and The REEF in Los Angeles.
2019 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program, New York, NY, USA
2015 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA
2011 BA Honours Degree, Studio Art, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2021 Rauschenberg Emergency Grant, New York, NY
Artists’ Fellowship Emergency Aid Grant, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, ON
2019 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Arts Council, Ottawa, ON
2018 Bar-Fund Artist Grant, Los Angeles, CA
Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Scholarship, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB
The Dark Arts Residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Nominee, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Art+Tech Artist in Residence, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
Celeste Prize Nominee, London, UK
2015 Artist in Residence, CalArts REEF Residency, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Scholarship and Dean’s Grant, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2011 Specialized Studio Award, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Selected One and Two-Person Exhibitions
2022 Spooky Action at a Distance, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB (forthcoming)
2018 Far from Fixed, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON (with artist, Nahed Mansour)
2017 Real Shadows for Mere Bodies, College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA (with artist, Arden Surdam)
The Body of Language and The Motion of Words, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK
Features of The Same Face, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA (catalogue)
2015 In and of Itself, A402, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2012 SOURCE MATERIAL, YMCA, Mississauga, ON (with artist, Shirley Mpagi)
2010 Better Than the Real Thing, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON (with artist, Renee Bokma)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Desert X AlUla, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2020 Insurgencies: Women’s Art on the Border in the Era of Cold War, The Front, San Ysidro, CA (curated by Sara Solaimani)
2019 the call is coming from inside the house, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (catalogue)
2018 CO/LAB III, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2016 De la tierra a la tierra, Centro Cultural Metropolitano Quito, Ecuador
Celeste Prize 2016 Finalists’ Exhibition, Bargehouse, London, UK (curated by Ellen Blumenstein, [catalogue])
Fibreworks, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON (Jurors: Sarah Quinton, Artist/Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON, and Jaime Angelopoulos, Artist, Toronto, ON)
2015 How’s it Going, 1370 Ave of the Americas, Manhattan, NY (curated by Corinne Bernard and Chelsea McCarthy)
The 2015 CalArts MFA Show, Cooper Design Space, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, [catalogue])
2014 Some restrictions may apply, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON (curated by Chai Duncan, [catalogue])
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Human Being, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY (organized by Alessandro Berni, [catalogue])
Immoderation, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
Chaos and Cosmos, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (curated by Suzanne Kite, Charles Gaines, and Martin Plot, [catalogue])
2012 Emerging Artist Show, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
Sincerely Yours, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON (curated by John Kissick, [catalogue])
Access the Arts: Redefining Arts Accessibility, Holcim Gallery, Milton, ON
2011 stART, Studio 21, Halifax, NS (catalogue)
Send Off, Ed Video, Guelph, ON
Do I Dare Disturb the Universe, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON
2010 Estudio Especializado: PISO MOJADO, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON
Screenings and Web-Based Projects
2020 Imitation Game, On Immersion, Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2019 What is an Object? Lost and Found in Late Capitalism, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, ON (curated by Shahbaz Khayambashi)
2017 What is an Object? Photophobia, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (curated by Ryan Ferguson)
2016 What is an Object? Filmideo, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
2022 Adam Smeltz, “Under the Same Sun: Stephanie Deumer Explores Artificial Plant Growth, ” CalArts’ 24700, March 15, 2022.
"DesertX AlUla Explores Ideas Of Mirage And Oasis With 15 Installations In SaudiArabian Desert,” World Architecture, February 15, 2022.
Afrah Bari, “5 Must-See Exhibits at Desert X AlUla,” Time Out Riyadh, February 15, 2022.
Katy Cowan, “Stunning Artworks Set In an Ancient Arabian Desert Explore Ideas of Mirage and Oasis,” Creative Boom, February 14, 2022.
Juliana Neira, “Desert X AlUla 2022 Explores Ideas of Mirage and Oasis,”Designboom, February 13, 2022.
Rebecca Anne Proctor, “In Desert X AlUla’s Second Edition, Monumental Art Speaks With Desert Lands,” Arab News, February 12, 2022.
Gareth Harris, “Making Works in the Wilderness: Artists of Desert X AlUla Explain How They Took on the Testing Terrain,” The Art Newspaper, February 11, 2022.
“DesertX Artistic Director Neville Wakefield On The Outdoor Exhibition’s Ambitious Return To Saudi Arabia,” Something Curated, January 31, 2022.
2021 Emilio Vavarella, Julia Yezbick, and Rachel Yezbick,“On Immersion: Editorial Essay,” Sensate: A Journal for Experiments in Critical Media Practice, On Immersion, January 2021.
2019 Riisa Gundesen, “The Body of Language and the Motion of Words,” PAVED Meant Vol.3, 2019. 14-21.
Alex Strada and Stephanie Deumer, “Questions That Weigh On Us: The Automation House Work and The Female Role,” Whitney Independent Study Program 2018-19 Studio Program, 2019. 47-57.
2017 Georgia Lassner, “Real Shadows for Mere Bodies,” unpublished: a second chance at life, September 19, 2017.
David Jenkins, “Stephanie Deumer: From Science to Art,” Talon Marks, January 16, 2017.
James MacDevitt, “Making Room,” Features of the Same Face, 2017. 8-10.
Cedric Tai, “Notes on an Exhibition,” Features of the Same Face, 2017. 58- 81.
Martin Plot, “The Blind Spot,” Features of the Same Face, 2017. 84-89.
2016 Miguel Jimenez, “De la Tierra ala Tierra, una mirada al consume,” ElTelégrafo. November 4, 2016.
2015 Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, “The New Just-Past: 2015,” The 2015 CalArts MFA Show, 2015. 5-7.
2012 Chai Duncan, Introduction, *Some restrictions may apply, 2020. 1-2.
2011 Elissa Barnard, “Studio 21 Exhibits Art From Students Across Canada,” The Chronicle Herald, April 1, 2011.
2010 Kosta Gligorijevic, “Piso Mojado: Specialized Studio’s Eclectic like a BombExhibition,”The Ontarion, December 2, 2010.
Josh Doyle, “Language Meets Picture in Zavitz Hall,” The Ontarion, November 3, 2010.
Lectures and Teaching
2022 Artist Panel with Shezad Dawood and Alicja Kwade moderated by Sumantro Ghose, Energies of Nature and Geology, Desert X AlUla 2022, AlUla, Saudi Arabia
2021 Artist Talk, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Artist Talk, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, ON
Visiting Lecturer, Digital Imaging, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2020 Visiting Lecturer, Visual Thinking, Fordham University, New York, NY
Visiting Lecturer, Professional Practices, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2019 Visiting Lecturer, Visual Thinking, Fordham University, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, Emergency Ectoplasmic Exodus, Rejected Material (Take 4), The Kitchen, New York, NY
2017 Artist Lecture, College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
Visiting Instructor, 3D Scanning/Modeling, Beginning Sculpture, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Artist Lecture, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK
Artist Lecture, Advanced Sculpture, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Artist Lecture, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA