© 2018 Stephanie Ashenfelder

Stephanie Ashenfelder

Selected Accomplishments


1999 MFA Sculpture, California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

1996  BFA Sculpture Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA


Academic Experience

University of Rochester, Interim Director, Digital Media Studies Program, 2019-present 

University of Rochester, Program Manager Studio Arts, Rochester, NY 2006-present

  • Supervises a staff of twelve employees including adjunct instructors, studio manager, departmental assistant and student workers

  • Administers curriculum and program development.  Includes generating course requirements for adjuncts, originating and collaborating on program initiatives for university and grant funding

  • Teaches a variety of courses in digital media and studio art 

  • Establishes and maintains connections with other college departments and outside cultural institutions 

  • Develops annual budget for capital funding and operational expenses

  • Supports recruitment efforts and assess student portfolios

  • Organizes events and visiting artists for students aimed at increasing visibility and presence of studio arts on campus

  • Instructs student development workshops in specific approaches to art production and administration

  • Participates in studio art majors’ senior thesis defense

  • Acts as departmental and student advisor


Rochester Institute of Technology, Adjunct Faculty, Rochester, NY  2006

  • Big Sculpture/Intimate Video:  Upper level and graduate advanced sculpture course


Syracuse University, Adjunct Faculty, Syracuse, NY  2004-2006

  • Introductory Sculpture for art majorss

  • Dimensional Arts


University of Rochester, Adjunct Faculty, Rochester, NY  2004-2005

  • Methods Seminar: From Luddites to Cyborgs:  

  • Introductory 3D


California College of Arts, Adjunct Faculty, San Francisco, CA 2000-2002

  • Sculpture w/o Electricity: Extended educations course focusing on creating contemporary sculpture through non-technological means

  • Cyborg: The Re-invention of Nature: co-taught with Mark Bartlett. Undergraduate course in theory.


Related Experience

TenCue Productions, Production Coordinator/ Manager, Berkeley, CA 2000-2004    

  • Traveled the country providing operations and logistics for large & small scale corporate events

  • Executed budget development and reconciliation for projects from 20k-500k


Aids Emergency Fund, Project Coordinator, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, CA 2002

  • Coordinated Talent, directed video, provided general administrative support



  • Chronicle of Higher Education, Contributor, Arts & Academe blog Issues Faced by College Campus Arts, 2010. In collaboration with Allen Topolski 



  • ArtWalk 2, New Media Public Art Commission for the grounds of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2019 UR Summer Residency, Frontispiece Gallery

2017 Hyperkulture Gallery, monthly on-line juried exhibition, www.hyperkgallery.com

2009 Returned Books, Olean Public Library, Olean, New York*


Beyond/In Western New York, curatorial collaboration of twelve regional museums and galleries, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY, catalog, invitational

Play Off, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, Rochester, NY

Home Improvements, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York, Brockport, NY*


Climbing Trees and Other Apparatus, Door Three Gallery, Oakland, CA*


Group Exhibitions


The Uncommon Denominator II, E.O. Bull Center, Westchester University, PA


Uncommon Denominator, Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA*

Downstairs and To the Left, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY*


Responding, Big on Bloor Festival, Toronto, Ontario* Dyan Marie, curator

Stone Canoe, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, NY*, Lynette Stephenson, curator


Big on Bloor Festival, Kent School playground, Toronto, ON.* Dyan Marie, curator


Stations, String Gallery, Wells College Aurora, New York*

Stations, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, New York*


Edges ‘o8, Artpark, Lewiston, New York*

Collectives and Collaborations, Gallery RFD Swainsboro, Georgia*


Eight-Hour Projects, Bowman Penelec Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA*

Shelter, Sculpture Now, Stockbridge, MA*


Gender: Identity, Arts and Literature Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut

Projekt 30, monthly on-line juried exhibition, www.projekt30.com


Retrospection, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, catalogue


Sculpture In and By the River, Sculpture Now, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA


Homeland Security, Abco Gallery, Oakland, CA


International Sculpture Conference, Carnegie Steel Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


New Talent, BASE Gallery, San Francisco, California


The Measure of All Things, The Great Hall, George Kotz Theater, San Francisco, CA

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, SOMAR, San Francisco, CA

Survivalist, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California


Short Films from Bay Area Artists, Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, California

* indicates collaboration with Amos Scully