Stephanie Alaniz was born and raised in South Texas. Stephanie has been addicted to creating since she was able to hold a pencil in her small baby hand. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with an emphasis in Printmaking. Stephanie is currently attending West Virginia University in pursuit of her Master of Fine Arts. She has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions. She has attended Frogman's Printmaking Workshop for the last four years, of which three years she assisted faculty.
Most people do not recall any moment in their lives before three years of age, and at age seven memories begin to fade, known as “childhood amnesia.” Everything is a breath of fresh air to a child, as almost every experience can be new, exciting and mesmerizing. Preservation of memory is an important part of the human experience because it helps us recognize instances that define us.
The fear of losing memories is often met with melancholy because they allow us to keep the past alive. In response, we succumb to the influences of time and gradually create artificial moments to
My work explores the pliability of the human mind between imagination and memory recollection. Children and childhood relics reflect innocence and discovery in order to preserve its importance, but also mirror the space between the perpetual and the ephemeral.