Stephanie is an award-winning Canadian contemporary visual artist, director, producer and social entrepreneur with an international background in arts, marketing, communications, production & media who is passionate about human rights. She is an active permittee of ACFC West Local 2020 Unifor's Art Department and is available for both union and non-union productions in Vancouver as well as internationally.
Stephanie spent half a decade living in Port Au Prince Haiti and has been working in Haiti for over nine years where she created a successful studio pilot project (Nehemiah Records) for marginalized street youth and adults which has since stemmed into an award-winning international not for profit, under her group of companies Limage Media Group.
Within Limage Media Group Stephanie has created & developed several programs and courses. The programs are designed to come alongside & support the Haitian film and media industry by providing tools, training, media literacy as well as sustainable contract work. Many of these programs have now scaled internationally into Argentina & Canada reaching additional demographics such as her award-winning media mentorship program Ghetto News International.
In 2016 and 2017, Stephanie produced, directed and created a three-part educational documentary series titled ART TELEVISION (www.art-television.com). The series features artists and movements from around the world and is currently streaming in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland on Amazon Prime Video.
In 2008, she Co-founded, developed and managed a successful not for profit arts organization that has catered to marginalized and low-income families in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as well as the BC Children's Hospital for the last ten years (www.help-portrait-vancouver.com).
Stephanie is also the producer and creator of an art therapy workshop titled "Accessible Art" that caters to special needs children and young adults. Stephanie works with community stakeholders in Vancouver to come alongside patients and families at BC Children's Hospital to provide Accessible Art.
She is also the founder and editor of the Ottawa Arts News (www.ottawa-arts-news.com), an independent online art news source in Canada's national capital region she created to support local and international emerging artists. Her objective is to continually develop her networks in the profit and not for profit sectors and learn from those she encounters to develop into a stronger leader.
Stephanie produces workshops, not for profit community events, live musical performances, open mic events, live painting events, live streaming (events + concerts), documentary films, TV spots in Haiti as well as Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec and most recently, Argentina.
In June 2015, Steph headed to Greece when she was awarded an artist residency to study painting and analogue photography. While there she commenced the production of a series of historical paintings she has been painting on Human Rights for her international "Revelation" series.
In May 2017, Stephanie headed to Buenos Aires Argentina after being invited for a residency and solo exhibition. While in Argentina Stephanie created a short documentary called "THE PEOPLE OF LA PLATA" featuring three unique local Argentinian artists. Stephanie also produced a new body of work titled "Snakes and Ladders" in Argentina that was showcased in her solo exhibition "LEJOS DE CASA" which featured her paintings and screened the short film she created there during her residency.
During her time in Buenos Aries, she also filmed a feature documentary film titled "FINDING RO BARRAGAN" which chronicles her time with an Argentinian printmaker and famous human rights street artist.
In 2018 Stephanie was selected as one of Canada's Top Entrepreneurs and represented Canada as a delegate at the G20 YEA in Buenos Aries Argentina where she expanded her Not For Profit work through the support of the G20 YEA. In 2019 Stephanie was selected as a delegate for the second time to represent Canada at the G20 YEA in Japan in May 2019.
Periodically, Steph spends time in South East Asia as well as Mainland China producing music and art since 2008. She is currently studying Law part-time via Queens University to assist her with both local and international business relations.
She was born in Selkirk Manitoba Canada and has five sisters and five brothers. Steph moved to Vancouver British Columbia Canada at age 19 and has since branched out internationally.
Stephanie's paintings, films and photography have been exhibited internationally & she has been invited for several international exhibitions over the years. In addition, Stephanie has been awarded scholarships, artist residencies, published several times for her international photography, booked as both an instructor, G20 YEA delegate and public speaker. She has also obtained international award nominations for her humanitarian work via the arts and received a bronze Stevie Award in the 2019 International Business Awards under the category not for profit organization of the year, the award was presented in Vienna Austria. In addition, she was named "Woman of the year" for her not for profit contributions to society in the 2019 Stevie Awards held in NYC.
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