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, Rochester, NY


University of Rochester, Program Manager Studio Arts, Rochester, NY

Supervises term contract faculty and adjunct instructors

Supervises a staff of twelve employees including studio manager, departmental gallery director 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 through committee work

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

Develops annual budget for capital funding and operational expenses

Supports recruitment efforts

Organizes events and visiting scholars for students aimed at increasing visibility and presence of digital media studies on campus

Instructs student development workshops in specific approaches to production and administration

Participates in senior thesis defense

Acts as departmental student advisor

Teaches courses in the Digital Media Studies and Studio Art Program

Public Talks


Inclusivity matters: A conversation with digital learning designers. Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

Screw Up Night: Embracing failures to move forward to better ideas and projects. iZone, University of Rochester


Installation Art: The Social and Political Dimensions of Electronic Culture, Visiting Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Role of Technology in the Fine Arts Curriculum, Conference on Technology on the Humanities, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY

Community Outreach


Stop & Think. A presentation on Cyberbullying in conjunction with DMS senior capstone group. Community Partner: The Harley School, Brighton NY


Instructor at Wynn Farms Educational Program for at-risk high school students. Course: Equine Studies and Art. 2018-present Community Partner: Alternative High School Program, Honeoye Falls-Lima, NY.  Director: Heather Bell.

Related Experience


TenCue Productions, Production Coordinator/Manager, Berkeley, CA

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

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

Managed various groups and personnel that came together for events

Negotiated contracts with international vendors and venues

Hired on-site event staff


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

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



Solo Exhibition, A Sudden Malfunction, Frontispace Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY.

Faculty Show, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY*


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

Downstairs and To the Left, Faculty Show, 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


Solo Exhibition, Returned Books, Olean Public Library, Olean, New York*

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,


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

Solo Exhibition, Play Off, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, Rochester, NY

Solo Exhibition, Home Improvements, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York

Brockport, NY*

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


New works, International Sculpture Conference, Carnegie Steel Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


New Talent, BASE Gallery, San Francisco, California



ITT Grant, University of Rochester. For URLaunch Pad, a technology lending library


Frontispace Summer Residency, Frontispace Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY


Faculty Instructional Technology Grant, University of Rochester.  For support of the creation of an online student gallery


Faculty Instructional Technology Grant, University of Rochester, 2009.  For support of a four-part workshop in artists’ books