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Stephanie Hartpence

Multidisciplinary Artist & Designer

Hello! I live in Kansas City with my husband, our 2 daughters and our orange tabby cat. When I'm not designing emails or being supermom, I'm at a pottery studio learning how to throw on the wheel. 


My works on paper are primarily abstract collage. My process involves painting and drawing with a variety of media - ink, acrylics, pastels and colored pencil - and then creating layered motifs. I hand cut my paintings and drawings, and then reassemble the pieces into amorphous layouts. I think of my paper cutting as 'drawing with a knife'. 


I like to incorporate pages of books from the thrift store. Retro and campy books from decades past influence the color palette in my work. I love using discordant color combinations of bold hues, neons and earth tones.


I have shown work in Kansas City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. I pursued BFA studies in Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2002 - 2006. In 2011, I attended Artist INC Live in Kansas City, a professional development program for artists. I then went back to school and received my AAS in Graphic Design from Johnson County Community College in 2017.

Steph, Izzy and Evie 2023
Feel free to reach out for inquires about my art & design services. 


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