Originally from Oklahoma, Stephanie Hightower lives and works in New York’s Lower East Side and Berlin. She received a BFA from the University of Dallas and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Currently she is Associate Professor for painting and drawing at John Jay College, and has been recognized by numerous research/studio residencies and grants by the City University of New York, The Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony, The Vermont Studio Center, the Bronx Council for the Arts, NurtureArt, and was awarded the Potawatomi Tribal Scholarship for graduate study.  Her work has been exhibited with The New York Public Library, The Flatiron Art Space, FiveMyles Gallery, The Rotunda Gallery, Wuersch & Gering, The Cooper Union, and the Bronx Museum of Art, among others.  She has guest lectured for Guggenheim Museum, Technische Universität of Berlin, Fordham University, and the University of Connecticut. Hightower catalogues include More Questions, 2009, and URBAN ARCADIA, 2015.