Stephanie Bursese (b.1980, Schenectady, New York) uses photography, sculpture, textiles, and site-specific installation to investigate perspective, memory, and trust. Her work has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions, publications, and museums-nationally and internationally-including The Aperture Foundation (NY), The Print Center (PA), Expo Chicago (IL), Cornell University (NY), Galerie Maison Kasini (Montreal), Everson Museum of Art (NY), Silver Eye Center for Photography (PA); and The University of Virginia (VA). She is represented in both private and public collections. She was selected for a residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2006. In 2013 she self-published her first book of photographs Razor Thin Rock Hard and released her second book, Belt and Brace, in 2015; in 2017 she was nominated for the MACK First Book Award. Bursese has been an artist member of Vox Populi Gallery for the last 11 years. She is represented in both private and public collections. 

Bursese has worked with numerous national and local foundations, institutions, funders, and international artists as a collaborator, organizer, and project manager. She has taught in higher education for the last 20 years and has extensive experience working within and around academic systems. She served as Program Manager for the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives initiative, a $750K Mellon Foundation grant project (2017-2020), as a Grant Writer and Development Manager for We Are the Seeds (2020-2023), and is currently a Co-Director & Curator of the Pew-funded project Teaching at the End of Times. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida in Photography/Art History and received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Syracuse University. Bursese lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.


OPEN for design commissions; grant writing and budget management; program and event production; digital photographic retouching, dusting, scanning, & large format printing