Stephanie Buer's two-person art show After (alongside Seattle artist, Mary Iverson) opened this past month at Thinkspace Gallery. Stephanie created beautifully rendered oil paintings and charcoal drawings of wintery Detroit for the exhibit, including a massive 5-foot charcoal drawing of a factory-turned-dump site titled Lazy Boy.
Stephanie is a native of Michigan and was an accomplished ballet dancer before studying art at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Her professors discouraged her from pursuing fine art, so she chose a more stable job working for GM as a sculptor of car prototypes after graduation. When she moved to Portland she decided to follow her dreams and started exhibiting her work. She has shown her work in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and Honolulu.
In her spare time, Stephanie mountain climbs with her husband Eric and has scaled Mt. Rainer, Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mount St. Helens in the Pacific NW. She also made a trip to Africa earlier this year to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro!
See photos of the exhibit and opening below.