MIXED MEDIA ASSEMBLAGE AND COLLAGE
Stephanie Jaffe is a mixed media assemblage and mosaic artist whose latest work centers on stunning portraits of iconic women. Each portrait in this collection depicts a narrative about historic figures who have helped shaped the world we live in today.
Jaffe’s work is fueled by her love of collecting nostalgia, her passion for recycling and the challenge of how to give old objects a new, exciting life. She upcycles objects found at antique shops, thrift stores, yard sales, and online. Once collected, she reconfigures vintage buttons, ceramics, glass, and plastic toys into portraits and partially submerges them in resin which is poured directly into frames. Once refashioned into portraits, the artwork tells the story of the subject and evokes memories and personal connections. It is here where the complex interplay between memory and the emotional resonance of objects is considered.
Stephanie Jaffe was born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics and glass from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her college education she studied in Rome, Italy where her love for implementing mixed media into assemblages was born. Upon her return to the states, she founded Germantown Glass, which became renowned for their refined objects d’art. Stephanie’s work has evolved to include mosaic painting and sculpture. For the past three decades she has also worked as an accomplished public artist in Miami, Florida. Her work has been displayed and sold in galleries and museums across the country.