Stephanie Spindler received her BA in Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1996. She then completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Colorado State University in 2002.
In 2005, she moved to Glasgow, Scotland and since has exhibited in Scotland, England, Turkey, Canada and Norway; her practice is inspired by themes of identity; disjuncture of the obvious and the latent; the relationship between the mind and body and exploration of internal landscapes of thought and emotion.
The subject of my work is the states of being, a process of exploration through elements of design and a physical dialogue with material. I use precise and spontaneous processes to create line, shape, tension, conflict and harmony, like a well-composed poem has a structure and meaning that is implicit, rather than explicitly defined. I strive to create presence, in the sense of an abstract quality that could be described as a texture or viscosity of space.
Drawing is a focal format of my work. A process that is the most immediate record of the hand’s thought or thoughtlessness; communicating vulnerability, perceptual flux, unresolved and imperfect ideas. I am interested in the inner landscape of thought and emotion.
“My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake: to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt.” Cy Twombly
Artists that have influenced my work have been Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin and Lynda Benglis.