About the Artist
My professional background is in illustration and graphic design. I studied graphic design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA and took a BFA in drawing at California College of Art in Oakland. I have worked as a national illustrator and graphic designer based in Palo Alto, CA. I also became interested in art education and worked as an art teacher for the Palo Alto School District.
I am fascinated by the use of contrasting objects and ideas to tell my story. A sort of collage technique but with mostly painted images. I am influenced by David Salle and how he used juxtapositon of completely different ideas to make his paintings. I am also interested in the P&D Art movement and the relationship of “low art” or decorative art to the contemporary art world.
My paintings involve putting different objects, art styles, art history references, patterns, shapes and color, media and materials together to create my compositions. Because my images are separated from their expected relationship to other elements in my painting the artwork is remade (deconstructed then reconstructed) into new content. Hopefully this will inspire the viewer to think about the different art movements and their relationship to modern culture in a different way.”
Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent Stephanie Langley and share her talent with collectors worldwide.