Stephanie Van Riet is curious about the systems created as a result of human’s yearning to organize the world around us and contextualize things that are ultimately unknowable. Her work highlights the intricacies of mark making as traces of movement and life in something permanent, or fossilized, discovering the different interpretations that this record can provide. Through drawings, printmaking, and sculpture, she explores the randomness of data, pattern and natural phenomenon, while charting connections between past and present. 

Her work has been included in several group exhibitions, in the Boston area, Connecticut and Philadelphia. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Wotiz Gallery in Milton, MA (2022). She is the recipient of awards and residencies including MakerInResidence at Brandeis University (2022) and Juror’s Best in Show for her senior thesis exhibition at Connecticut College (2019). Van Riet received her BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from Connecticut College and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Fine Arts from Brandeis University. 


2022 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2019 BA, Studio Arts and Anthropology, Connecticut College, New London, CT

2014 Pre-College Program at Rhode Island School of Design, RI


2023 Little Inks, Helen C. Frederick Gallery, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD (upcoming)

Superbloom, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

Pulp!, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

Many Hands and the Marks We Make, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Wind Fellowship Exhibition, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Walking the Edge, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA 

2022 Space 1026 Art Auction, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Second State Press Annual Auction, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

The InLiquid Benefit, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

As We Are, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

Out of Service, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Fresh Faces, Abigail Oglivy Gallery, Boston, MA

minutiae, Wotiz Gallery, Milton, MA (solo exhibition)

2021 I: An Intimate Reflection, Emerson Contemporary Media Gallery, Boston, MA

Bad Service, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2020 Art Dash, Beacon Gallery, Boston, MA

Emerging Artists Exhibition, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

2019 Suspension: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Cummings Art Gallery, New London, CT

Taking Up Space, White Box Gallery, New London, CT

2018 Loose Leafs and Bindings, Cummings Art Gallery, New London, CT

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2024 Da Vinci Art Alliance Artist Residency, Philadelphia PA

2023 Fabric Workshop and Museum Apprentice, Philadelphia PA

2022 Wind Fellow, InLiquid Gallery + Dina Wind Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2022 MakerInResidence, MakerLab at Brandeis University, MA

2019 Juror’s Best in Show: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Connecticut College, CT, Juror Nancy Chunn

2018 Sally Liebig ‘70 Prize, Art Department at Connecticut College, CT