Stephanie Barenz is an artist who makes mixed media work about place, sojourning, and storytelling. She also creates commissioned paintings that honor the stories of her clients.  She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and spent a year studying at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy.

Barenz has completed artist residencies through the Students Artist League of New York, the Pfister Hotel AiR program in Milwaukee, and at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.  Her work has been acquired by notable public collectors, such as Northwestern Mutual and Alverno College and has private collectors across the United States and in Europe. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Dean Jensen Gallery, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Expo 72 in Chicago, and more. 

Barenz's work has been featured in The Artist's Magazine, the Journal Sentinel, MPTV, Milwaukee Magazine, the Huffington Post, and many more. To learn more please visit her Exhibitions page. 






Open Doors MKE at the Pfister Hotel's Artist-In-Residence Studio
Sept 15 - 18; 11am - 5pm

I will be working in the Pfister AIR studio this weekend. Stop by to see a new series I have been working on and to see me paint in the studio.

Open Doors MKE at Var Gallery
Sept 17 - 18, 11am - 5pm 
Come see my new studio space at Var Gallery in the Fifth Ward (Please note: I will be at the Pfister Studio during this time but my work will still be available to view at Var) 

Var and Material Exhibition at Var Gallery
Sept 9 - Oct 1, 2016

A juried group exhibition that features work from the artists of Var Gallery and Material Gallery and Studios. 

Waysides at John Michael Kohler Art Center
April 2 - October 3, 2016

A juried group exhibition that features works of art inspired by the idea, whether literal or metaphorical, of Wisconsin waysides.


Sense of Place at the   Cedarburg Cultural Center
Opening Reception Oct 14, 5-9pm // Oct 13 - Nov 27

An exploration of spaces with Deb Mortl and friends

Open House Event for the Aperture Apartment Murals
Oct 20, 5pm-9pm
Come see four murals that I created last spring at the new North End Development, Aperture Apartments. There will be over 120 feet of murals and refreshments 

Revolution at Redline
Opening Reception Oct 20, 7pm - 11pm // Oct 20 - Dec 20

"Revolution comes to RedLine Milwaukee for the fifth installment in the provocative CultureJam MKE indie art series, showcasing outstanding regional artists challenging dominant notions of the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environments."