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Shanghai-based artist Stephanie Barenz creates mixed media works inspired by the layered experience of moving between point A and point B. Her process encompasses photography, digital, printmaking, painting and collage. 

Barenz received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Before living in China, she taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Wisconsin and ran her own studio + gallery. 

She completed residencies at at the Art Students League of New York, Chicago Printmakers’ Collaborative and Pfister Hotel, among others.

Selected exhibitions include the Art Canton in Guangzhou, Solonia Art Center in Suzhou, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Artist Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, John Michael Kohler Art Center, and the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. 

Barenz has taught art internationally and has presented on the topic of “Collaboration in Art Education” at conferences in Hong Kong and Taipei.