STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER
Lives and works in New York Cityʼs Lower East Side and Berlin, Germany

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

Urban Fabric, New York and Berlin, Stephanie Hightower Paintings and Drawings; Dorothea Hokema Photography, Mommsenstrasse 35, Berlin, curated by Sibylla Stadelmayer, 2016

Urban Arcadia Pop up Art Exhibition and Book Launch at The Clemente, Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema, The Clemente Soto Velez,     New York, NY 2015

Stephanie Hightower, 25 Year Retrospective, Wuersch & Gering, 100 Wall Street, 2014-2015
Landscape/Landschaft:  Landscapes of New York and Berlin                        Stephanie Hightower & Dorothea Hokema                                                 Flatiron Art Space, New York, 2014
Urban Arcadia, Stephanie Hightower & Dorothea Hokema, New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan, 2014

Stephanie Hightower, Works on Paper and Panel, Mercer Gallery Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, 2011
More Questions, Paintings & Drawings
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY, 2009
Select Works, 1989-2009
Clovis Point Winery, Jamesport, NY 2009
Absence and Presence, Margaret Evangeline and Stephanie Hightower
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY 2006
M.P.H. Series, curated by Robert Rindler
The Cooper Union, New York, 2002
Specimens
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, 2001
They Make Excellent Subjects
The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, 2000
Women on Women, Susan Chrysler White and Stephanie Hightower
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, 1999
Lineage, Emma Amos and Stephanie Hightower
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, 1998
Recent Work curated by Debi Sonzogni,
Artists’ Space Registry, with YM-YWHA of NORTH JERSEY, Cultural Arts Program 1995
Painting and Drawing
Bengert MacRae Gallery, New Jersey, 1994
Painting and Sculpture
The Mcintosh Gallery, Atlanta, two-person show, 1988
Abstractions
Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, 1988
Works on Paper
Lower Manattan Cultural Council, 1987
Group Exhibitions

Palimpsets and Haunted Memories, Faculty Exhibition
John Jay College, New York, 2013
Schafler @ 25: The Exceptionals and the Exceptionals, curated by Eleanor Moretta
The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Faculty Exhibition
John Jay College, New York, 2008
Black + White = Grey
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York 2007
Welcome/Home
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York 2006
Shared
The Matzoh Files Inaugural Exhibition, New York, 2005
The Salon
Leonard Street Loft, curated by Nancy Pantirer, New York, 2005, 2004

Faculty Exhibition
Fordham University, New York, 2003

Faculty Exhibition
University of Connecticut/Stamford, 2001

Preview 2000
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, 2000

The Art Exchange on Wall Street
The Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, 1998 
Relocating Landscape: East and West
Caldwell College Visceglia Gallery, 1997

Preview Exhibition & Benefit for Bailey House
Leo Castelli Gallery, 1996

Contemporary Art
Bengert MacRae Gallery, New Jersey, 1993

Premiere Exhibition
Bengert MacRae Gallery, 1992

Studio Walls
Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1991

A Decade of the Marketplace
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1990

Summer Spectrum
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Rockville, Md., 1988

Artists in the Marketplace
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1988

Leading with the Eye: A Womanʼs Perspective
Emory University, Atlanta, National Juried Exhibition, 1987

Pratt MFA Group Show
Puck Gallery, New York, 1987

The Pratt Institute Schaeffler Gallery, 1987
“The Exceptions and the Exceptionals: Women Artists at Pratt”

Changing Values in Art, Public and Private
The Pratt Institue, Exhibition and Symposium Panelist, 1987

Criticsʼ Choice curated by Janet Kutner
D-Art Gallery, Dallas, 1984
Two-Dimensions
University of Texas at El Paso, 1984
 
Bibliography
"URBAN ARCADIA", by Stephanie Hightower & Dorothea Hokema, 2015
"23rd Street Pastorale", review by Mario Naves, toomuchart.com

“Stephanie Hightower, More Questions” by Mario Naves, More Questions, 2009
Third Mind, Creative Writing through Visual Art, Tonya Foster and Kristen Prevallet,
editors, 2002, Teachers and Writers Collaborative
Strathmoreʼs Summer Spectrum: Diverse Display of Talent, by Laura King
(THE JOURNAL, Rockville, Maryland, July 29, 1988)
Marketplace Joins Artists, Seminars at Bronx Museum, by William Zimmer
(THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1988)
Mercer Artist Explains Unique Vision by Nancy Malone
(MONROE DOCTRINE, Rochester, NY, April 11, 1988
 
Honors and Awards
City University of New York, Research Grant, 2011
Residency & Lecture in conjunction with Technische Universitat, Berlin

Education Honoree for Excellence in the Arts, NURTUREart, 2011
The Vermont Studio Center Barbara White Fellowship, 2003
The BRIO, Bronx Recognizes Its Own, Excellence in the Arts Grant, 1990
The Millay Colony for the Arts Studio/Research Fellowship, August 1989
The 7th Annual Spring Graduate Symposium, 1987, Changing Values in
Art, Public and Private, Pratt Institute
Potawatomi Tribal Scholarship for Graduate Study
Full Scholarship for Academic Excellence, The University of Dallas
 
Education
The Pratt Institute, Master of Fine Art in Painting with a Minor in Art Criticism, 1987
University of Dallas, Bachelor of Fine Art, 1982
 
Teaching Experience
JOHN JAY COLLEGE, City University of New York
Associate Professor for Painting and Drawing

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Rochester, New York
Guest Artist in conjunction with one-person show, 2010
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
Assistant Professor for Visual Thinking, Painting I, Drawing I, 2002-06
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT/STAMFORD
Instructor, Drawing I and II, 2001-2002
THE COOPER UNION SATURDAY OUTREACH Pre-college Program
Instructor for Drawing, Two-dimensional Design, and
Contemporary Art Issues, 1991- present
THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART
Guest Instructor, Two-dimensional Design, Foundation Program, 2001
ETRUSCAN PLACES, San Gimignano, Italy, Summer 2001
Instructor, Plein Air Painting Workshops in Tuscany
THE COOPER UNION EXTENDED STUDIES
Instructor, Mixed Media1991-92
THE ROTUNDA GALLERY
Muralist for I.S. 300, 1999
THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM CHILDRENʼS PROGRAM/Learning Through Art
Guest Speaker, “Product vs. Process” Artist/Teacher Panel, 1996
NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Guest Speaker, “Portfolio Preparation”, 1995
BRONX COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Guest Artist to Lincoln Academy-Hostos, 1988
MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Rochester, New York
Guest Artist in conjunction with one-person show, 1988
ST. GEORGE HIGH SCHOOL
Art Instructor, 1988
 
Other Professional Experience
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, Midtown Manhattan
Artist Dialogue Series, Stephanie Hightower and Rebecca Riley, 2013

THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART
Director for The OUTREACH Pre-college Program, 1992-present

LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOR MUSIC AND ART AND PERFORMING ARTS
Counselor for Conservatory Education, 1997 - 99
VOLVOX MOTION, INC.
Artist for Video Components, 1999
WESTMORELAND ARTS NATIONAL 1994
Guest Juror, National Fine Arts Competition
 
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