Stephanie Allespach was born in Texas but grew up in Ohio and Germany. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and Berlin, Germany. She received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has won several awards for her work, and she was an artist in residence at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena in 2007. She has experience as a curator and a teacher, having taught at institutions including the University of Southern California and Bethesda University Anaheim. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally.
From her website http://www.allespach.com/ :
"Committed to a project based practice, she seeks ideas and images that inform one another in unpredictable ways. Working in a variety of mediums, the work explores concepts between documentary observation and everyday theatricality. In particular the interlacing of the imaginary and the real as expressed within environments as object and through performed body."