Stephanie Bursese (b.1980) makes work that investigates photography’s role in limiting perspective; by using site-specific installations, book forms, and printed images she creates loops of meaning that create both spatial and psychological spaces. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries, museums, and publications nationally and internationally; she is represented in both private and public collections. She was selected for a residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2006 and was awarded a project grant from the Meadowlands Commission in New Jersey in 2009. In 2013 she self-published her first book of photographs Razor Thin Rock Hard and released her second book, Belt and Brace in 2015.  She was recently nominated for the 2017 MACK First Book Award. She is the Program Manager for the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives grant funded by the Mellon Foundation at Haverford College. Bursese earned a B.F.A from the University of Florida and her M.F.A. from Syracuse University. This is Bursese’s second solo exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia where she lives and works.