STEPHANIE HIGHTOWER
Lives and works in 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 & Dorothea Hokema, The Clemente Soto Velez, New York, NY 2015
25 Year Retrospective: Stephanie Hightower, 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
Mary Parker Hightower 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, solo show, curated by Debi Sonzogni,
Artists’ Space Registry, with YM-YWHA of NORTH JERSEY, Cultural Arts Program 1995
Painting and Drawing, solo show, Bengert MacRae Gallery, New Jersey, 1994
Painting and Sculpture, The Mcintosh Gallery, Atlanta, two-person show, 1988
Abstractions, solo show, Mercer Gallery, Monroe College, Rochester, 1988
Works on Paper, solo show, Lower Manattan Cultural Council, 1987

Group Exhibitions

Polycentric, Dialogical and Relational: Arts by John Jay Faculty,
curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, The Andrew and Anya Gallery, 2020-21
Citizen, curated by Yulia Tikhonova, The Andrew and Anya Gallery, John Jay   College for Criminal Justice, 2019-20
Half-Human, curated by Mario Naves, The Clemente, NY,NY 2018
Bête Noire
, curated by Mario Naves, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, 2017
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 and 2017
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; 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, 2009-present
THE COOPER UNION Pre-college Program
Instructor for Drawing, Two-dimensional Design, and
Contemporary Art Issues, 1991- 2020
THE COOPER UNION SCHOOL OF ART
Guest Instructor, Two-dimensional Design, Foundation Program, 2001
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
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, 1992-2020
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