Stephanie Cate, ‘Europa 26’, 2017, Elisa Contemporary

Stephanie Cate is an abstract painter based out of Los Angeles, California. She spent most of her childhood in France, before relocating to Los Angeles, California at fourteen. She spent a couple of years as an apprentice for a muralist in Santa Monica, painting large scale murals for casinos in Las Vegas and private residences before she decided to pursue her own artistic path. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, receiving a BFA in painting.

Being surrounded by the history and architecture of France as a child and the grand decaying beauty of former centuries left an early impression on her that still influences her work to this day. After working for over a decade in a photographic based mixed-media process, Stephanie returned to her original love of pure abstraction to delve in further and reconnect with freshness and liberation of texture, line, shape and color.

The Europa Series by Cate is based on the moon, Europa and Stephanie’s fascination with this planet, it’s structure and the potential for life. Europa (Jupiter II), is the sixth-closest moon of Jupiter, and the sixth-largest moon in the Solar System. It is slightly smaller than Earth's moon and is unique in the solar system, being thought to have a global ocean of water in contact with a rocky seafloor. If the ocean is proven to exist, Europa could be a promising place to look for life beyond Earth. Its surface is smooth and bright, consisting of water ice crisscrossed by long, linear fractures. This dynamic environment is captured in the thick acrylic brushstrokes on wood panel or paper.

Stephanie's work is in public and private collections including Kelly Wearstler, Renee Zellweger, Annabeth Gish, Mr. Avi Amiel (President, Art Collector International Magazine), Rasa Center for Yoga (Oregon) and Wynn Tower Suites (Las Vegas)

Signature: En Verso

Select Exhibitions
2017 Through Her Eyes, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY
2016 Aqua Art Miami – Elisa Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair NYC – Elisa Contemporary Art
2015 11th Annual Open Studios Santa Monica Art Studios - Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Art Studios open studio event Santa Monica, CA
2014 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC
2013 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC
2012 (e)merge Art Fair Washington, DC
2011 Art Night 2011, WPA/Hickok Cole Architects – Washington, DC
2010 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC
2009 Jerusalem, Artizen Gallery – McCall Idaho (solo show)
Windows and Wings, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, OR (two person exhibition)
2008 Q is for Queen, PRIZE – Ashland, Oregon (solo show)
2006 Grand Opening, Crimson Alley Art – Sedona, Arizona (featured artist)
2007 Good Things Come In Small Packages, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon
Women of Ashland, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon (two person exhibition)
Portals of Grace – Artizen Gallery – McCall, Idaho (solo show)
2003 Heart Opening, Flash Gallery - Los Feliz, California
2002 Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
2001 New Works, Gallery Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, California (solo show)
Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000 Sediment of Memory, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA (two person exhibition) 1999
Millennium, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA
Visual Underground, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles
1998 Opening, Environment Gallery - Los Angeles, California (solo exhibition)
Cold Fusion: GENART Winter Exhibit, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles, California
GENART: Annual Fund Raiser - Los Angeles, CA
1997 GENART: Winter Exhibit, Christie’s Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
1995 Arteries, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA
Summer Fling, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA
Skopelos ’94, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

Selected Private Collections
Ms. Kelly Wearstler – Los Angeles, California
Ms. Renee Zellweger – Los Angeles, California
Ms. Annabeth Gish – Los Angeles, California
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Ursula Gebert, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale,AZ
Mr. Avi Amiel, President, Art Collector International Magazine, Beverly Hills, California

Select Corporate Collections
Chamberlain Architecture & Associates – Burlington, Ontario
Rasa Center for Yoga - Medford, Oregon
Wynn Tower Suites – Las Vegas, Nevada
Ceasar’s Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Boston, MA

Apprenticeship
Robert Walker Studios - Santa Monica, California

About Stephanie Cate