Originally from Oklahoma, Stephanie Hightower lives and works in Berlin. She received a BFA from the University of Dallas and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Recently she retired as Associate Professor for painting and drawing at John Jay College, and as Director and Instructor for the Outreach Pre-college Art Program at the Cooper Union in New York.  She 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 Chelsea Space, University of the Arts London, Mommsenstraße 35 in Berlin, 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.