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 for realism with personal allegories. Her paintings evoke mystery, and have been described as having a “something-going-on quality” to them.

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 has won numerous awards including the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, and recently received recognition for her paintings by the Portrait Society of America, Artist’s Magazine, the Art Renewal Center, Allied Artists of America, and Oil Painters of America.

Her work has been on display at venues including the National Arts Club, Sotheby’s, Salmagundi Club, Belenky Gallery, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, Principle Gallery Charleston, Waterhouse Gallery, Schomburg Gallery, and Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery. Her painting “Assembling the Pieces” has recently been acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room opening in the fall of 2015. She is currently represented by Arundel Contemporary in Arundel, England

 
Upcoming Exhibitions:
Feb 2017: “Sight Unseen,” Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

 
Exhibitions:
2016: “Root to Bloom,” Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2016: Take Home a Nude Art Auction to Benefit the 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 of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio
2016: Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View Self Portrait Exhibition at Art NXT Level Projects/33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2016: Tribute to the Emanuel Nine – A Portrait Project, Principle Gallery Charleston, Charleston, SC
2016: 2016 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016: Semifinalist, BP Portriat Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 119th Annual Exhibition, 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, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2015: 102nd Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Salmagundi Club, NY
2015: 2015 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL
2014: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 118th Annual Exhibition, 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 Art Auction to Benefit the 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: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 117th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY
2013: Women Painting Women: A Universal Alliance, New Jersey, Gallery U Boutique, NJ
2012: Images 2012: The Juried Exhibition of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Robeson Gallery, PA
2012: CONCEPTION Tribeca IV, Group Show, NY
2012: CONCEPTION Tribeca II, Group Show, NY
2011: CONCEPTION Tribeca, Group Show, NY
2004: “Looking Inward,” Belenky Gallery, NY, January 2004
1999: Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY
1998-2008: Various Works Displayed, Art Student Showcase, 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
1997: Solo Exhibition, Rao’s, Amherst, MA
1997: Junior/Senior Awards Exhibition (Juried), Herter Gallery, UMass Amherst
1997: “The Unspoken Configuration,” Visual and Performing Arts Space, UMass
1996: Junior/Senior Awards Exhibition, May 20-26, 1996
1996: Yale at Norfolk, Group Show, Norfolk, CT
1995: Five College Art Exhibition, Johnson Gallery, Hampshire College

Honors:

2016: Finalist, 2015/2016 ARC International Salon, Art Renewal Center
2016: Finalist for Still Life/Interior category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016: Finalist for Portrait/Figure category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016: Finalist for Portrait/Figure category in Artist’s Magazine’s 33rd Annual Art Competition
2016: Honorable Mention for oil painting in the 2015 Artist’s Magazine All-Media Competition
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 for painting in 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
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

Teaching:

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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