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About Stephanie

Stephanie Savic Polk is a mid-west artist who received a BFA in Sculpture from Denison University and an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University of St. Louis, MO. Her early work included banging metal on a large scale as well as fashion design consisting of reworked vintage clothing for unusual designs on the runway. More recently she has begun to produce jewelry, a natural progression after working so many years with the human form.  Metal raising and chasing techniques incorporated with fused glass and semi-precious stones, precious metals and copper and silver enameling result in unique and stunning work. The dazzling colors and organic forms combine to become wearable art.

In addition, Ms. Savic Polk produces small dish forms in fused and slumped glass and copper enamel. Drawings on these functional items show a continued interest in figurative work.

Since becoming an artist in residence at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis TN, she has focused on larger scale pieces utilizing many of the same techniques she mastered in her small work.

Education

MFA, Sculpture, Washington University, School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1983

BFA, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, May 1981

Junior Year Abroad, Sculpture, St. Martin's School of Art, London, England, 1979-1980

Professional Experience

Stephanie Savic Polk, Inc
Artist/
Designer
Memphis TN
1993-Present

 

Saint Louis Design Center
Director

St. Louis, MO

19
86-1987

 

Executive Assistant
Washington University
School of Fine Arts
Organization of departmental activities and business endeavors
St. Louis, MO1982-1983

Metal Museum
Artist in Residence
Memphis, TN
2010 to 2012

 

HOK (Helmuth, Obata, Kassabaum)
Colors/Materials Specialist
, Interiors Group
St. Louis, MO
1984-1986
 

Teaching Assistant
Denison University Undergraduate Sculpture Dept.
Assisted students with various techniques, gave demonstrations, and discussed ideas. Responsible for studio maintenance and safety instruction.
Granville, Ohio
1980-1981

Roy G Biv
Director
Columbus, OH
1990-1993

 


B. Z. Wagman Gallery

Art Handler

St. Louis, MO
1983-1984
 

 

Assistant to Dennis Oppenheim
Denison University
Organized and delegated jobs to workshop participants. Utilized welding and landscaping techniques for outdoor installation
Granville, Ohio
1981

Awards

C.W. Deckman Scholarship
Awarded to a student showing outstanding creative achievement in Studio Art
Voted by Denison University faculty members

Denison University
Granville, Ohio
1980-1981

 Selected Exhibits

 

The Arsenal Metal & Enamel Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Cols., OH, May 2006

Trunk Show, Empire Gems, Inc of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Florida, Spring 2006

Argo and Lehne Jewelers, Permanent Showcase, Upper Arlington, Ohio, 2003-2007

Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware, OH, May, 2005

Easton Art Affair, New Albany, OH, June, 2004 & 2005

Newport Art Festival, Newport, KY, July, 2005

Vinoklet Art Festival, Cincinnati, OH, October, 2005

TableScapes,Columbus Art Museum, Cols., OH, Apr. 2002

Tremont Elementary Arts Festival,  Cols., OH, Oct., 2001

Group Exhibit, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH, Nov.-Dec., 2000

Tremont Elementary Arts Festival,  Cols., OH, Oct., 2000

My Mama Told Me, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Cols., OH, Nov., 1996  

Jubilee Exhibit, Columbus School for Girls, Cols., OH, Sept-Oct 1993

Travelers: Spiritual States, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Cols., OH, June 1992

Group Exhibit, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Cols., OH, Dec. 1990-Feb. 1991

Archangels, Saints, Goddesses and Guardians, SLDC, St. Louis, MO, June 1990

Lexington Council of the Arts Juried Exhibition, Artsplace Gallery, Lexington, KY, Oct., 1989

Shared Origins, Columbus Cultural Arts Commission, Columbus, OH, July 1988

Femmes, New Arts Gallery, St. Louis, MO, November 1987

Art St. Louis II, Lammert Building, St. Louis, MO, October 1986

The Animal Show, Seghi Gallery, St. Louis, MO, October 1986

When Artists Make Toys, First Street Forum, St. Louis, MO, November 1985

Greenpeace Group Exhibit, Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Two Person Exhibition, The Gallery, University City, MO, Dec. 1984

Spertus Mask Making Competition, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL, March 1984

Three Person Exhibit, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH, March 198