November 9, 2022 – March 12, 2023

Artist’s Biography:

Stephanie Shih is a still life photographer, known for her painterly use of shadow applied to playful perspectives on food. Shih started making photographs with her dad’s half-frame camera on childhood road trips, but only took up photography seriously later in life while in graduate school. At the time, she worked as a caterer, and translating the experience of food to the visual image has been a driving through line of her work ever since.

As a second generation Taiwanese-Chinese American, Shih explores themes of cultural dynamics—belonging, alienation, appropriation, celebration—through her still life photographs. Shih’s photography has been featured in print outlets including Elle Girl Korea7×7, and Gastronomica, and online on Gourmet LiveBon AppetitSaveur, and Fine Cooking.

Shih currently lives in Los Angeles, and when not in the studio or kitchen creating, she is a professor at University of Southern California.