STEPHANIE LEE FORREST
Objections to Realism
Stephanie Lee Forrest, extraordinaire, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1985. This innovative Artist currently lives and works in Las Cruces, NM. Ms. Forrest has a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts from New Mexico State University with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Ms. Forrest’s art work is represented in drawing, painting, photography and digital works. Her work is primarily in charcoal and pastels. Ms. Forrest’s multimedia exhibition entitled “Objections to Realism” pushes the limits of reality focusing on old and new works the artist has created over the years.
Her inspiration comes from powerful female artists such as Ghada Amer and Georgia O’Keeffe. Her work ranges from abstract pieces to portraits; all are very vivid in color. As an emerging artist, Stephanie likes to surround herself with beauty as a source of inspiration.
“As an artist, my ambition is to generate a theme using images and text to show my personal interests. The images in this show are some of my most secret thoughts and feelings. My hope is that the pieces in “Objections to Realism” will inspire others to push the limits of reality and find their own voice in life and art. What I love most about creating art is getting excited about an idea, translating practice into imagery, when the work comes together as a whole and represents what I am attempting to say, and especially if it makes a collective impression on the observer”.
– Stephanie Lee Forrest