Stephanie Cardon is an artist from France and the United States, who lives and works in Boston. Her work combines and contrasts materials and colors that commonly belong to the realm of construction and infrastructure. Her most recent pieces exist as exercises in building power and resilience through the repetition of fundamentally practical and humble gestures such as sewing, pouring concrete, or crocheting nets. Through the repetition of line, volume, shape and action, these pieces speak to the acquisition of techniques and skills. In their color, scale, and use of multiplication they become efforts in loudness and amplification. Currently, her work is preoccupied with the emotional and social impact of ecological loss and climate change.
Cardon’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such places as deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, VSOP, and The Center for Maine Contemporary Art. In 2018, Now + There commissioned her to make a site-specific installation on the topic of climate justice for Boston's Prudential Center. She has received awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Saint Botolph's Club, Cultures France/Institut Français, and has been an artist-in-residence at MassMOCA, The Wassaic Project, Ucross Foundation, AIRIE (Artist in Residence in the Everglades). Cardon holds a BA in History and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, a graduate certificate in Photography from ICP, and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since 2016, she has been Assistant Professor in Studio Foundation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.