Stephanie Copoulos-Selle creates artist’s books and prints. The hand printmaking techniques used are lithography, relief prints, intaglio prints, and screen prints. The artist’s books are composed of letterpress type and hand printed images.
Her images are taken from the natural world with an imaginative twist. Two animals are combined to make a hybrid animal, landscapes are seen from above and below the water simultaneously, and mythic bird-women roam southeastern Wisconsin.
Artist’s books are like a journey. The sequential images and the turning of the pages move the viewer through time and space. Through images, text, and humor she leads the reader to the realization that small, ordinary, daily things may seem trivial, but in reality, they can impact largely on one’s view of life.
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is an emeritus professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It is included in collections of: Library of Congress, Yale University, Otis College of Art and Design, University of Washington, School of the Chicago Art Institute, Indiana University, Mills College, Quad Graphics and others. In 2008 she was awarded a Women’s Studio Workshop Grant and Artist’s Book Residency. She works in three mediums, artist’s books, prints, and paintings. Her work, “Time Wall”, is currently on display in a permanent installation at the Waukesha Public Library on the north wall.