Sculpture, textiles, paintings
I create sculptures and paintings that investigate my mestizo heritage and explore my transition into motherhood. My process combines new and old methods of making, including hand weaving, painting, drawing, dyeing, handbuilt pottery, stitching, knotting, and cyanotype. I draw inspiration from mestizo cultures, my own memories, family records, my day-to-day experiences, and literature. My artwork is a practice in reclamation and discovery, with an emphasis on hope.
Stephanie Eche is a Mexican-American artist based in Brooklyn, NYC with roots in Arizona. She creates sculptures and paintings to investigate her mestizo heritage and explore her transition into motherhood. She is the founder and principal of Distill Creative where she helps businesses develop arts programming and produce public artwork by local artists. She is also the creator and host of the First Coat podcast, where she interviews artists about art in public space. Eche has held a solo exhibition in Mexico City, MX and has taken part in group exhibitions at Maake Projects in State College, PA, Form and Concept in Santa Fe, NM, Untitled Space in NY, NY, and Site: Brooklyn Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Eche’s work has been written about in Vantage Art Projects, Artsy, Art Spiel, and Hola Cultura. Eche has been a teaching artist for the Center for Urban Pedagogy, the SU-CASA program in Lower Manhattan, Root Division, and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, CA. She was a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies and a Healthy Places Network Leader for Urban Land Institute.
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