Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Stephanie Rowden

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1991

Stephanie Rowden is a sound artist whose work encompasses projects for radio, podcast, installation and participatory public art. Recent projects include a series of audio essays and sound walks. Her audio collaborations with writers include a series of radio poems with Jennifer Metsker, an audio postcard with Keith Taylor, and a soundscore for a video dance performance with Anne Carson.

Rowden's audio pieces have been broadcast on WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio, Michigan Radio, PRI’s Studio 360, and BBC-Radio 4’s Shortcuts and featured through the Third Coast International Audio Festival. She is co-founder of the Radio Campfire community listening event series in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Detroit; and was co-curator of the Sounds of the State series of audio shorts on Michigan Radio.

She is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design. Rowden co-leads the Creative Campus Voting Project, a research initiative with colleague Hannah Smotrich. Their ongoing project is focused on creative non-partisan interventions to increase college-age voter participation.

Rowden has received grants and fellowships from the U-M Institute for the Humanities, ArtServe Michigan / the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Alliance / National Endowment for the Arts, ArtMatters, Inc., the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship program and Artists Space in New York. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Ragdale Foundation.


New Hampshire

Stephanie Rowden worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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