Stephanie Han Art & Design


I delve into the world of emotions with my paintings and drawings, whether the forms are abstract or representational. The abstract works explore the more visceral and intangible aspects of emotions, whereas the representational flowers and animals in some of my works play upon the feelings the natural world can imbue in us: wonder, mystery and sometimes sadness for what we are doing to that world.


Stephanie was born in 1971 in Seoul, S. Korea, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Naturally adept at art, she decided she wanted to go to art school and obtained her BFA degree in Illustration from the Laguna College of Art & Design in 1995. After working for a few years in the marketing department of a large corporation, she entered the MFA Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and earned her degree in 1999. She came back out to Southern California soon after graduation and started pursuing a career in painting and graphic design. She’s exhibited all over Southern California and is currently a Senior Art Director at the graphic design firm JDA Inc in Long Beach.


2013 Menagerie, Sasha Witte Interior Design, Long Beach, CA (June) – SOLO

2012 Tarfest 10th Anniversary Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA (September)
2012 CA Open, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (August)
2012 Crash, Happening Gallery, Marina del Rey, CA (March)
2012 Create:Fixate 10th Anniversary Event, Downtown Los Angeles, CA (February)

2011 Interstices, Sasha Witte Interior Design, Long Beach, CA (June) – SOLO

2010 BAM (Beer, Art, Music) Festival, Santa Monica, CA (October)
2010 Fathom, The Box Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (May)
2010 Tama, Tranquil Tea Lounge, Fullerton, CA (March) – SOLO
2010 Graphic Flora, Sasha Witte Interior Design, Long Beach, CA (January) – SOLO

2009 Tama, 4th St Vine Wine Bar, Long Beach, CA (December) – SOLO
2009 Taking it All Off…For Art 4, Group Show, Eco-LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (November)
2009 Get Inspired, Studio Chameleon, Newport Beach, CA (October)
2009 Menagerie, Cafe Bergamot, Santa Monica, CA (September) – SOLO
2009 Build, Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, CA (June)
2009 New Works, Free Spirit Yoga Studio, Long Beach, CA (May)

2008 Art & Magic, The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA (June)
2008 Alter Egos , Cafe Bergamot, Santa Monica, CA (April)
2008 Solo Show, Casa Vino, Long Beach, CA (January)

2007 Create:Fixate 6th Anniversary Event, Downtown Los Angeles, CA (December)
2007 In Bloom, Chango Coffee & Gallery, Echo Park, CA (November) – SOLO
2007 Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills, CA (October)
2007 Spring Ahead, Red Dot Bistro & Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (March-April)
2007 Signs + Symbols, The Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA (March-April)

2006 Small Wonders II (fundraiser), Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (December)
2006 Barnsdall Art Park Fundraiser, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA (November)
2006 Realidades Invisibles/Invisible Realities, Satsuma Gallery, N. Hollywood, CA (November)
2006 Art & Magic, The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA (June)
2006 12th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk, Newport Beach, CA (May)
2006 Solo Show, The Neighborhood Cup, Aliso Viejo, CA (May)
2006 Off the Wall 2 (fundraiser), Deja Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (April)
2006 Dahlias, Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA (February)

2005 Small Wonders (fundraiser) , Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (December)
2005 Create:Fixate, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, CA (December)
2005 Narration and Markmaking, Heuser Art Center Gallery, Peoria, IL (November)
2005 CA BoomII, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA (July)
2005 LA Art Fest, Los Angeles, CA (June)
2005 Off the Wall (fundraiser), Deja Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (April)
2005 Recent Works, Bluebird Art House, Whittier, CA (March)

2004 Grand Opening Exhibit, Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA (October)
2004 Tarfest, Los Angeles, CA (October)
2004 Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, CA (October)
2004 Abbot Kinney Festival, Venice, CA (September)
2004 Emergence, Fig22 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (July)
2004 NOHO Arts Festival, North Hollywood, CA (May)
2004 2nd Biennial Juried Exhibition, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA (January)
2004 Made in California, Brea Gallery, Brea, CA (January)

2003 The Human Form, Anaheim Museum, Anaheim, CA (August)
2003 Alumni Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA (August)

2002 Extinction, Hellada Fine Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA (October)
2002 Fresh Tracks, JACCC, Los Angeles, CA (March)

2001 Bits and Pieces, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (August)

1999 Convulsive Beauty & Its Discontents, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (June)
1999 Illustration as Visual Essay, Art Directors’ Club, New York, NY (May)
1998 The Turning Page, Art Directors’ Club, New York, NY (October)

School of Visual Arts, M.F.A., Illustration (1999)
Laguna College of Art & Design, B.F.A., Illustration (1995)

Various private collections in Southern California, Memphis, Minneapolis, Lexington

Member, LA Art Association
Illustrations have appeared in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 45, Playboy, Step-by-Step Graphics, The Utne Reader, Illustration West 35 and Illustration West 37.

Currently employed as Senior Art Director at JDA, Inc. in Long Beach, CA.


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