Stephanie Law's work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbolism. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows. The fantastical permeates through the visions, and you get a sense that this is a world that underlies our own, when viewed with a desire for beauty, and a shifted perception for the potential within the kernel of all.

Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance. Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the very branches of her trees seem to move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow.

Growing up in California, Stephanie has been surrounded by the wealth of natural inspiration all around her. The twisting boughs of live oaks from the hills near her home insinuate themselves into her paintings. The chaos of Nature's wild growth, and conversely the beauty of decay, echo in the textures and fractal patterns of her work.

Her techniques are mostly based in watercolor, supplemented by textured relief created with gesso and texturing mediums, ink, and metallic pigments.

She exhibits original works with regular shows across the country in galleries in San Francisco, Seattle, Nashville, and San Diego. Her work has also been included in the Spectrum annual of fantastic art for many years, and at the Society of Illustrators in NY, Spectrum show.

She can be contacted by email at:
stephlaw (at) gmail (dot) com

 

    Publications (contributor)
  • Spectrum 20, Flesk Publications, 2013.
  • Spectrum 21, Flesk Publications, 2014.
  • Spectrum 22, Flesk Publications, 2015.

 

    Solo Exhibitions
  • March 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Nocturnes: The Art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
  • June 2015 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Immortal Ephemera

 

    Group Exhibitions
  • February 2013 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE
  • May 2013 - Gallery Nucleus, Anaheim, CA - A Saga in the Stars
  • October 2013 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Divination
  • January 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - Quoth the Raven
  • February 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE II
  • May 2014 - Corvidae Collective, Nashville, TN - As the Crow Flies
  • May 2014 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - On Beauty
  • July 2014 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - The Dark Woods: The Roots of the Faerietale
  • July 2014 - Corvidae Collective, Nashville TN - LORE
  • September 2014 - Thumbprint Gallery, San Diego, CA - Irreverent Roots (with Copycat Violence Collective)
  • September 2014 - Society of Illustrators, New York, NY - Spectrum 2014
  • December 2014 - Red Raven Gallery, Port Townsend, WA - Echoes of Perception (with Copycat Violence Collective)
  • December 2014 - Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA - 2nd Annual Wanderlust
  • January 2015 - Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, CA - Myth, Magic, and Lore (with Copycat Violence Collective)
  • January 2015 - Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Berkeley, CA - 6th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibition - Down the Garden Path
  • March 2015 - Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA - FAERIE III
  • March 2015 - Filoli Gardens, Redwood City, CA - 17th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit
  • March 2015 - Bergeron's Books, Oakland, CA - Down the Rabbit Hole: A Lewis Carroll Tribute

 

    Workshops Taught
  • Learning & Product Expo: Art!, Pasadena, October 2008.