Kelsey Stephenson, a second-year graduate student studying printmaking in the UT School of Art has been selected to receive a $15,000 scholarship through the Alberta Scholarship Programs. Very few of the scholarships through this program are awarded to Canadian citizens studying in the United States.
Kelsey Stephenson has a growing record of professional accomplishments. This past summer she was selected as an artist-in-residence at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. Johns, Newfoundland and also presented her work for a one-person exhibition at the Steppes Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ms. Stephenson came to graduate school with a growing record of professional accomplishments. Her work been accepted for the “The Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial,” (where she received a juror’s award) and the “21st National Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s Exhibition,” both of which are highly competitive shows that mostly include established artists. Earlier this year her work was shown in “Global Print 2013,” an invitational show held in Alijo, Portugal and the “International Print Biennale 2012-2013” held in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. In 2012 her prints were selected for internationally competitive shows in Poland and Thailand. While her work has also been presented in a number of galleries in Edmonton, these more competitive, international, peer reviewed exhibition venues indicate the exceptional quality of her artwork.