Stephan, Mariam

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Exploring the Succulent Wilderness of a Contemporary Mind through Encounters with Material 2008 962 First, I discuss my role as an artist as twofold: as an observer and a creator. I then examine how abstraction in painting offers me a way to create that is complementary to the way I wish to view the world. The process of my work is explored further...
An Endeavor to Meet 2008 1358 This thesis is a reflection on how my thoughts about painting portraits have changed during my time at graduate school. It is arranged into three sections, which address my history as a painter, my studio practice, and my influences....
My relationship to paint 2007 1262 "This paper is organized into three topics. These topics are my history, influences, and criteria as a painter. In these topics, I will analyze the evolution of my thought process over the course of my two years in graduate school."--Abstract from au...
Open-ended storytelling and the written word 2007 1129 "The focus of my work has been to address the problem of using the written word within the context of visual art. Particular interest has placed on the reuse of two-dimensional writing surfaces to construct three-dimensional sculptural forms. The res...
Visual documents 2007 1158 "My paintings are derived from my fiancee in a manner that shows the importance of her to me. The focus of the paintings is lighting, facial characteristics, and the use of mark making."--Abstract from author supplied metadata....
Realities of perception 2009 1406 This thesis is an exploration of my ideas oncerning the physical deformities my body. It contains thoughts about how disfigured people are perceived through the lens created by our society....
Green Baby 2009 950 Image File...
Mirror Image Baby 2009 1026 Image File...
Pink Hand 2009 997 Image File...
Red Baby 2009 1324 Image File...
Standing Hand 2009 872 Image File...
Improbable beauty 2009 1368 My art allows a space for the questions and struggles about my upbringing and the taboos embedded in it to be fully explicated. My memories, identity, views on the roles of women in American society, and religious upbringing come together in my work ...
Maness_1_2009 2009 728 Image file...
Maness_2_2009 2009 883 Image file...
Maness_3_2009 2009 819 Image file...
Maness_4_2009 2009 713 Image file...
Maness_5_2009 2009 869 Image file...
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Maness_7_2009 2009 834 Image file...
Knowing the unknown (unknowing the known) 2009 1708 This thesis addresses the ways my work questions how painting is experiential both for the artist and the viewer. The paintings are based on the space where there is no distinction between states of matter and energy....
Rochon_DSC4740 2009 742 Image file...
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Rochon_DSC4744 2009 875 Image file...
Fieldmound 2009 828 Image file...
Fieldstack 2009 786 Image file...
Lost sheep 2009 842 Image file...
Muster 1 2009 874 Image file...
Wash 2009 817 Image file...
Artist Working 2007 1277 Image file...
Four Kids Being Entertained 2007 819 Image file...
PSK Seated II 2007 1409 Image file...
PSK Standing III 2007 950 Image file...
Waiting for the outcome 2007 805 Image file...
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Jan 6 Through Feb 2 2007 699 Image file....
Memory Collection 2007 839 Image file....
Southeastern suburban. 2010 724 The purpose of this thesis paper is to describe the photographic series Southeastern Suburban. My interest in the project was sparked by my move to this particular region. This series of images, which portrays people and places particular to the dem...
Making and re-making. 2010 1142 Above my grandmother’s desk hung a picture of a bunch of flowers in a vase. At the age of twelve, I became aware that sunflowers were in the vase. At some point, I was told that a well-known artist named Van Gogh made the picture. When I was i...
Little pieces: quotidian and quixotic 2013 843 I paint to learn something visually about the world, and to experience life more deeply and thoughtfully. Using acrylic paints, I paint scenes from my everyday life, exploring the humble and the overlooked. I leave my brushstrokes unblended and visib...
From the backyard to Berlin: a study of the overlooked everyday 2013 1126 My work seeks to celebrate common institutional and domestic architecture by focusing on and utilizing often overlooked details. I am particularly interested in the domestic interior decorating strategies of suburban homeowners and I incorporate item...
Home base 2014 442 Through collage and three dimensional model sculptures, my work seeks to visually navigate domestic interior and exterior spaces tied to specific childhood memories. I am interested in the visual investigation and recreation of my childhood home and ...
Drawings 2014 630 I am a perceptual painter. My work is about looking intently. Based upon my immediate physical surroundings, my paintings and drawings do not attempt to translate a single instantaneous moment of seeing, but instead are orchestrated amalgamations of ...
For the time being 2014 1308 This paper is a reflection on my journey away from painting and my recent effort to broaden my understanding of internal and external experience by exploring language and the material world. This journey has led me a few steps closer to finding my vo...
Weaving weave 2015 1429 As an artist I frequently disclose memories shared with my mother, aunts and friends to explore the identities of African American women; specifically their relationship to their hair and skin complexion post slavery. My videos, sculptures, and photo...
Material adaptations 2016 435 I started the MFA Program thinking a lot about my experiences in America. As a newcomer from Serbia, I have been pondering about the changes that I went through while being here. My cultural, social, and psychological foundations have been shifted ev...
Haunted by waters 2017 475 My thesis work is a culmination of the experiences I’ve had and how they have shaped the person and artist I am. My work acts as short stories about majors impacts on my life such as, my grandfather’s death, growing up in the Mississippi River valley...
Composite of consciousness 2017 431 This written thesis stands adjacent to and in support of my painting practice. The body of water color drawings, oil paintings, and collages comprising Composite of Consciousness seeks to mine imagery from my subconscious in order to closely consider...
Prolonged encounters 2018 295 This thesis chronicles my journey as an observational landscape painter exploring how to contend with the constant change that fascinates me as an observer, but previously frustrated me as a painter. Investigating my subjects through series and repet...
Object lessons 2018 218 This thesis is written to accompany and support my ideas behind the final thesis show, Object Lessons, and my remaining work to date. The collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings together with the way they are displayed are strongly connecte...
Resonant spaces 2018 225 My work is concerned with memory and the aspects of a significant place or experience that impress themselves upon the mind of an individual. Pulling my imagery from places significant to my own personal history, I use abstraction and distortion to p...
Holding spaces 2019 127 This written thesis serves as a companion to the work developed in my studio practice while completing my MFA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. My series Holding Spaces contends with themes of sanctuary, quietness, sacredness, longing, ...
Unstretched: wants, palms, and pits 2019 41 This thesis explores my final series of paintings. In the writing, I consider unfulfilled wanting channeled through the surrogate, female self-portrait. Here, I assert the power of yearning as related to female desire (and subsequent agency) and ulti...
In the act of playing you forget where you are 2020 1 This written thesis serves as a companion to the body of work I developed while pursuing my MFA at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. It traces the trajectory of my graduate school experience and culminates with my series, In the Act of Pla...