Stephanie Wolff works with text, textile, and the book form creating both two- and three-dimensional art on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her process begins with research: in archives and databases, by reading, in conversations with experts, and via active exploration. The examination and interpretation of the research help her form questions, make connections, gain knowledge, and expand her point of view.
In 2022 Stephanie was chosen as Book Artist-in-Residence at Maine Media Workshops + College, with her residency held in spring of 2023. She was the Fall 2015 Helen M. Salzberg Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University. In 2013 she was awarded a Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, where her research focused on a set of early 19th century diaries, the subject of an ongoing body of work, Along the Banks of My River.
Her artist books have been exhibited in the United States and Germany and are held in many public and private collections. They are included in Buchwelten/Book Worlds (Kerber Verlag) and 500 Handmade Books, Volumes 1 & 2 (Lark Books).
Stephanie’s years as a book conservator at the Dartmouth College Library provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, repair, and care of a wide range of library materials, from books and manuscripts to maps, scrapbooks, and other objects.
As a longtime teacher of book arts to college students and others, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from bookbinding, book conservation, and fine arts to help people transform their ideas into tangible creations.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
Baylor University, Moody Memorial Library, Waco, TX
Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, ME
Columbia University Library, New York, NY
Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH
Emory University Library, Atlanta, GA
Florida Atlantic University, Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Herron Art Library, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University Library, Bloomington, IN
Northeastern University, Snell Library, Boston, MA
Oberlin College Library, Oberlin, OH
Reed College Library, Portland, OR
Smith College, Neilson Library, Northampton, MA
St. Olaf College, Rølvaag Library, Northfield, MN
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
Tulane University Library, New Orleans, LA
University of California, San Diego, Library, San Diego, CA
University of Florida, Smathers Library, Gainsville, FL
University of Georgia, Hargrett Library, Athens, GA
University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, Philadelphia, PA
University of Rochester Library, Rochester, NY
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
University of Utah, Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT
University of Vermont, Silver Special Collections Library, Burlington, VT
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library, Green Bay, WI
Virginia Commonwealth University Library, Richmond, VA