Stephanie Shorr is a multimedia artist who has been alive long enough to have enjoyed practicing a variety of art mediums. She started with fashion and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in the late sixties and graduated from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in the mid-’70s. Graduating with a ﬁne arts degree with a major concentration in ceramic sculpture did not provide many job opportunities in 1975. Stephanie switched lanes and became a graphic designer in the ’70s and ’80s. This was before personal computers were the norm so her drawing and design study made this pivot possible. She stayed on the periphery of ﬁne art, painting, and making clay sculptures and produced a line of ceramic jewelry for a brief period. Motherhood followed in the ’90s for central focus (What could be better than raising children? Such a privilege!). She was still painting and working in clay on the side whenever possible and entering an occasional art show. Now, with children grown up and moved away, she lives at the edge of the Everglades with escapes to the Colorado mountains. Stephanie is passionate about her family and then, in this order (currently, subject to update) creating designs on the Procreate app, oil painting, mixed media, watercolors and always taking way too many pictures.
A victim of distorted body image (thanks toTwiggy and the fashion designers of the ’60s) as well as losing two stepfathers to lung cancer by the time she reached her mid-twenties, Stephanie has researched and followed many best health practices including healthy food choices, exercise, strength training, meditation, and yoga. She was a gym owner for a while and became involved in helping others improve their ﬁtness and health. Stephanie completed a personal training workshop with the Cooper Institute in Dallas and is a certiﬁed Health Advocate by the University of Miami to further her goal of helping others ﬁnd their best ﬁtness and health.