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:
July 2017:  Summer Exhibition, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston, ME
Aug 2017:  SCNY Non-Members’ Exhibitions 2017, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
Aug 2017:  Women Painting Women: In Earnest, Clarksville-Montgomery County Museum, Clarksville, TN
Oct 2017:   Take Home a Nude, NYAA, Sotheby’s, NYC
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

Exhibitions:
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:
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:
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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