About Me

Stephanna Bennett is a San Diego based visual artist and illustrator. She graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in 2018 as a visual arts major. After attaining her Associates Degree in Fine Arts at San Diego Mesa College, she transferred to continue her education at California State University Long Beach, soon to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration. Along with many local art shows, Stephanna has been a part of numerous group and solo exhibitions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Student Exhibition (2016), an art showcase at the San Diego School District (2017), and various annual school exhibitions, including curating/setting up the artwork. She has also had the privilege of displaying art at the San Diego Repertory Theatre during the musical production of “Evita” (2017), as well as a solo showcase of six works on paper at the Linda Vista Public Library (2018). She was also responsible for the set up and organization of her space at her Senior Art Exhibition held at Liberty Station (2018), and displaying/selling work at a local Pop Art Sale (Artifacts & Artichokes, 2019). Her most recent group exhibition took place at the grand opening of Lotus Accounting and Tax Services (2020).

In addition to exhibitions, Stephanna has been awarded first place in the visual arts category for the year 2017 and 2018 at the IMIN student showcase. She was also awarded with the silver key for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the “Drawing and Illustration” category and was awarded a Certificate of Participation for the Congressional Art Competition, presented by Congresswoman Susan Davis (2018). Furthermore, a design she created can be found for sale in the form of a t-shirt and sticker at Pigment, a local San Diego gift shop (2020-current).

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Education:

Current

California State University Long Beach

Majoring in Illustration

2020

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts with Highest Honors

2018

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, San Diego, CA

High School Diploma, major in Fine Arts

Exhibitions:

2021- Insights Annual School of Art Online Student Exhibition

2020- San Diego Artists in Unity Fundraiser, Online Auction

2020- World Series Online Artwork Pop-Up

2020- Grand Opening and Art Show, Lotus Accounting and Tax Services, San Diego CA

2019- Pop Up Art Sale, Artifacts & Artichokes, San Diego, CA

2019- San Diego Museum of Art Museum Attendant Group Exhibition, Teros Gallery, San Diego, CA

2018- Solo Art Showcase, Linda Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA

2018- “I Love You Fest”, set up and showcase, local group art show San Diego, CA

2018- Senior Exhibition, set up and showcase, SDSCPA, San Diego, CA

2018- “Inside Out” Installation Exhibition, set up and showcase, San Diego, CA

2018- “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition, hosted at the Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA 

2017- Senior Showcase for class of 2017, curation/set up, SDSCPA, San Diego, CA

2017- San Diego Repertory Theatre “Evita” Student Art Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2017- San Diego School District Art Show, San Diego, CA

2017/2016- Coffee House annual exhibits, set up and showcase, SDSCPA, San Diego, CA

2016- Museum of Contemporary Art Student Exhibition, La Jolla, CA

Awards:

2018- Artist Achievement Recognition Certificate awarded by SDSCPA

2018- Awarded Certificate of Participation for Congressional Art Competition – presented by Congresswoman Susan Davis

2018/2017- IMIN Student Art Showcase/Competition

2017- Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Silver Key

2016- Student Artist of the Year (Certificate for the 2016-2017 school year)

Relevant Experience: 

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts

Mural painting with artist Hugo Crosswaite

2016

San Diego Museum of Art 

Museum Attendant

Current

Pigment

Design created for in-store and online merchandise

Current