Stephanie Mansolf is an artist and Graphic Designer living and working San Francisco California.
You can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a quote for vinyl, discuss a project or exhibition opportunity, or provide intel on where you can find the best chocolate chip cookies in the city.
In my practice I delve into whimsically dark corners of the human mind. Attempting to cross unseen boundaries I allow my viewers to step into new realities and alternate dimensions. I draw interest and subject matter from pop-culture, the modern design world, the Victorian era, technology, and science.
Visuals in my work incorporate an excessive and intentional overuse of aesthetics pushed to the point of obsession. This landscape of excess allows the creation of a hybrid space where audiences can engage with taboo subject matter removed from terror or discomfort. My work does not attempt to draw conclusions, only to explore, and begin to come to terms with the disturbing tendencies inherent to the world in which I exist.
Primarily working with sequential prints, drawings, artist books, and creating installation based spaces; I create non-linear nested fictions that depict my alternate dimension. Adopting a ‘Choose your own adventure’, styled approach, I am fascinated by the notion that the process of defining meaning within a work of art can be a collaboration between creator and audience. I strive to create and maintain this dynamic.