MFA in Sculpture, Washington University; BFA, Denver University
Lindsey Stouffer is a sculptor, as well as a senior lecturer in architecture and art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. Her practice includes public art, studio works, furniture design, and traditional and non-traditional media. She has earned several awards for public art including recognition from PAN-AFTA Year in Review for a project commissioned by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and a grant from Arts in Transit commissioning work for the St. Louis-area Metrolink.
Stouffer earned her BFA from the Denver University, where she began her studies in graphic design and subsequently worked as a graphic designer for Thomas and Perkins in Denver, Colorado. She earned her MFA in sculpture from Washington University. After graduate school, she went to work for Amici Metal Fabricators as the sole employee making custom architectural details. Later, she was hired by Washington University to introduce metal fabrication facilities and to build a new fabrication shop for the School of Architecture.
Her research explores pathologies of place, investigating the diverse ways places can be perceived and consequences of representation. Her artwork deals directly with site as context, protagonist, and generative source for the work.
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