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Stephanie Rowden

Stephanie Rowden

Associate Professor, School of Art & Design


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Curriculum Vitae

M.A. (Community Counseling), Eastern Michigan University, 1999 B.A. (Studio Art), Brown University, 1982


For more than 20 years, Stephanie Rowden has used her creative work to explore the expressive dimension of sound and its relation to human experience. Her audio installations and sculptures have been exhibited in such diverse settings as a portrait gallery in the Brooklyn Museum, the vaults under the Brooklyn Bridge, a public library outside of Chicago, and galleries in New York and Chicago. Recent installations include the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and Littlejohn Contemporary in New York City. In 2001, she curated an exhibition of installation, sculpture and sound works entitled Close Listening: Sound, Art, Science and the Imagination, which was mounted in the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery at the University of Michigan.

At the School of Art & Design, Rowden has developed a number of sound-related classes intended for artists and designers who wish to incorporate audio into their creative work. These educational offerings range from courses devoted to experimental sound works for radio to classes focused on sound in the context of installation, video and other new digital media. In a class entitled Journeys, Dreams and Fellow Travelers: Stories from the Road of Life, students use digital audio tools as part of their collaboration with elders in the community.

Rowden has received grants and fellowships from ArtServe Michigan / the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Alliance / National Endowment for the Arts, ArtMatters, Inc., the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship program and Artists Space of New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Ragdale Foundation.

Her work is represented by Littlejohn Contemporary in New York City.


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