Stephanie Deshpande is a figurative
painter living in the Tri-State area. She is best known for her
psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines
her love for realism with personal allegories. Her paintings
evoke mystery, and have been described as having a something-going-on
quality to them.
Deshpande graduated from University
of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued
her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA.
She has won numerous awards including
the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer
School of Music and Art, and recently received recognition for
her paintings by the Portrait Society of America, Artists
Magazine, the Art Renewal Center, Allied Artists of America,
and Oil Painters of America.
Her work has been on display
at venues including the National Arts Club, Sothebys, Salmagundi
Her painting Assembling
the Pieces has recently been acquired by the New Britain
Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room opening
in the fall of 2015.