Stephanie Deshpande is a representational painter living in northern New Jersey. She is best known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love of realism with personal allegories. She creates paintings that unearth hidden emotions and capture the quiet drama of the world around her.

Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA. She was awarded the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and has received recognition for her paintings by the Portrait Society of America, RayMar Art, Artist’s Magazine, the Art Renewal Center, Allied Artists of America, and Oil Painters of America. Her paintings have appeared in several issues of Poets Artists Magazine and in the book 21st Century Figurative Art: The Resurrection of Art by Jan Esmann. She enjoys teaching classes and workshops at the Teaching Studios of Art, Chelsea Classical Studio, and other venues in the New York City area.

Her work has been on display at the National Arts Club, Sotheby’s, Salmagundi Club, Belenky Gallery, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, Principle Gallery Charleston, Abend Gallery, Waterhouse Gallery, Schomburg Gallery, and Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery. Her painting “Assembling the Pieces” was acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room. She is represented by Haynes Galleries in the U.S. and by Arundel Contemporary in West Sussex, England.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Oct 2017    Women Painting Women: In Earnest, J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Oct 2017    American Women Artists: Under a Vast Sky, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
Jan 2018    American Women Artists: 2018 Rockwell Museum Show, Corning, NY

Exhibitions:
2017    Women Painting Women: In Earnest, Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, Clarksville, TN
2017    NAL Instructors’ Exhibition, National Art League, Douglaston, NY
2017    Singlefare 4, Highline Stages, NYC, NY
2017    Take Home a Nude, NYAA, Sotheby’s, NYC
2017    Summer Exhibition, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston, ME
2017    SCNY Non-Members’ Exhibitions 2017, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
2017    National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2017    Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016    Root to Bloom, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2016    Take Home a Nude, NYAA, Sotheby’s, NYC
2016    Allied Artists of America 2016 Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY
2016    Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2016    Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point, 33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2016    Tribute to the Emanuel Nine – A Portrait Project, Principle Gallery Charleston, SC
2016    National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015    119th Annual Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NY
2015    31st Anniversary Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2015    Women Painting Women, Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2015    American Artists and the Allure of the East, Schomburg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2015    102nd Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, NY
2015    National Juried Exhibition, OPA, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL
2014    118th Annual Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NY
2014    The Retreat’s 6th Annual Juried Art Show, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2014    Women Painting Women, Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2014    A Little Night Art XIV, Montclair Art Walk 2014, Montclair, NJ
2014    Take Home a Nude, NYAA, Sotheby’s, NYC
2014    Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery Charleston, Charleston, SC
2014    101st Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, NY
2014    LIC Conception Event, SPACE Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2013    117th Annual Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NY
2013    Women Painting Women: A Universal Alliance,, Gallery U Boutique, NJ
2012    Images 2012: Juried Exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania, Robeson Gallery, PA
2012    CONCEPTION Tribeca IV, Group Show, NY
2012    CONCEPTION Tribeca II, Group Show, NY
2011    CONCEPTION Tribeca, Group Show, NY
1999    Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY
1999    Group Exhibition, The National Arts Club, Manhattan, NY
1999    10th Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, Synchronicity Space, Manhattan, NY
1999    Group Show, Tristan & America, NY
1997    Cast Hall Exhibition, NYAA, Manhattan, NY
1997    The Unspoken Configuration, Visual and Performing Arts Space, UMass
1997    Solo Exhibition, Rao’s, Amherst, MA
1997    Junior/Senior Awards Exhibition (Juried), Herter Gallery, UMass Amherst
1996    Junior/Senior Awards Exhibition, May 20-26, 1996, Amherst, MA
1996    Yale at Norfolk, Group Show, Norfolk, CT
1995    Five College Art Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College, MA

Honors:
2017    Honorable Mention, Southwest Art magazine’s 2017 Artistic Excellence competition
2017    Certificate of Merit Award for Oil, 39th Annual SCNY Exhibition for Non-Members, Salmagundi Club, NY
2016    Finalist, 2015/2016 ARC International Salon, Art Renewal Center
2016    Finalist, Still Life/Interior category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016    Finalist, Portrait/Figure category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016    Finalist, Portrait/Figure category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016    Honorable Mention, oil painting in the 2015 Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition
2016    Semifinalist, BP Portriat Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015    7th Honorable Mention for Still Life Category, Member’s Only Competition, PSoA
2015    Allied Artists of America Silver Medal of Honor, Allied Artists of America
2015    Award winner, 8th Annual Fine Art Competition, RayMar Art
2015    Finalist, 2014/2015 ARC International Salon, Art Renewal Center
2014    1st Merit, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Member’s Only Competition, PSoA
2014    American Artist Professional League Award, CLWAC 118th Annual Open Exhibition
2014    September Finalist, RayMar Art Competition
2014    John Young-Hunter Memorial Award for Painting, Allied Artists of America
2014    Honorable Mention, OPA Summer 2014 Online Showcase, Oil Painters of America
2014    July Finalist, RayMar Art Competition
2014    Honorable Mention, Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition
2014    June Best of Show, RayMar Art Competition
2014    ARC Staff Prize, 2013/2014 ARC International Salon, Art Renewal Center
2014    Finalist, 2013/2014 ARC International Salon, Art Renewal Center
2014    Honorable Mention, 2014 International Portrait Portfolio Competition, PSoA
2013    3rd Honorable Mention for Outside the Box, Member’s Only Competition, PSoA
2012    Honorable Mention for painting in Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition
2012    Best in Show, Images 2012: The Juried Exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Robeson Gallery, PA
2011    Finalist, ACOPAL’s Contemporary American and Chinese Realism Competition
2004    Looking Inward, Belenky Gallery, NY, January 2004
1999    Richild von Holtzbrinck Award, The National Arts Club, NY
1999    First Place, 10th Annual Juried Painting Exhibition, Synchronicity Space, NY
1997    Chancellor’s Talent Award, UMass Amherst
1997    External Jury for an Award, UMass Amherst
1997    Award of Excellence, Department of Art, UMass Amherst
1997    Internal Jury for an Area Award in Painting, UMass Amherst
1996    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Music and Art
1996    Chancellor’s Talent Award, UMass Amherst
1996    William F. Field Alumni Scholars Award, UMass Amherst
1996    Internal Jury for an Area Award in Painting, UMass Amherst
1996    External Jury for an Award, UMass Amherst
1996    Internal Jury for Award of Excellence, UMass Amherst
1996    Area Award in Painting, UMass Amherst
1995    Chancellor’s Talent Award, UMass Amherst
1994    Award of Excellence, Department of Art, UMass Amherst
1994    Chancellor’s Talent Award, UMass Amherst

Collections:
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Rev. Anthony Thompson, Charleston, SC (private)

Teaching:

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm Street
Summit, NJ 07901
Class Instructor

Scottsdale Artists’ School
3720 North Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Workshop Instructor

National Art League
44-21 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11363
Visiting Instructor

Studio West
67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Visiting Instructor

Chelsea Classical Studio
526 West 26th Street, Suite #415, New York, NY 10001
Narrative Painting Workshop, Instructor

The Teaching Studios of Art
115 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Dramatic Portraiture, Instructor

The Martinsville Studio
1996 Washington Valley Rd #3, Martinsville, NJ 08836
Foundational Studies, Guest Instructor

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