Stephanie Dishno

Artist Statement

My work is about defining life experiences, which come together to create a personal narrative that portrays a journey through life, and constructs a sense of identity. Each figure embodies a quintessential moment that feels exclusively intimate but is often universally experienced. Individually each figure reads as a snapshot in time, much like a chapter in a book. Together the figures create a story from my perspective and curiosities as a woman in today’s society.

I activate the surrounding space with color which creates a visual divide. The divide is a metaphor for where our inner and outer worlds coincide. Our personal narratives are portrayed within the white, and the universal narrative is represented in the black. This creates an intimate dichotomy that is interwoven between the viewers and the sculptures.


Stephanie Dishno is a ceramic artist born and raised in Indianapolis Indiana. Stephanie obtained her BFA in ceramics at Herron School of Art and Design. After which, Stephanie attended a two year post-baccalaureate at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Stephanie has participated in two short term residences at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge Montana. Stephanie is currently attending the University of Montana for her MFA in ceramics.