Photo: Claire Dorn

Stephanie Cardon (she/her) is an artist whose work is preoccupied with the emotional and social impact of ecological loss and climate change. She is particularly interested in the systems that bind us in harmful patterns and in ways of breaking free. Currently, she is working with reclaimed and wild clay, and biodegradable materials she creates from plants, in order to build a closer and more palpable relationship to Earth. This is a recent material shift in her practice, which has focused on recycling materials from the built environment, such as plastic textiles, concrete, and construction debris, into sculptures that call attention to climate collapse.

Cardon’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such places as deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Three Days of Design (Copenhagen), the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, 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, 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. 

She lives and works in Boston.