Stephanie DeMer

Art Editor

Stephanie Dowda DeMer is a lens-based and expanding media artist born in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Formerly, she was the inaugural Iowa Idea Visiting Artist and Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at The University of Iowa. DeMer received her MFA in Photography + Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and BA in Philosophy from Georgia State University. Her forthcoming textbook, Material Encounters, will be published in 2021. Her first book, Oblivion Seekers, was published with DeMer is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Golden Dome Fellow, Hambidge Fellow, and Cabin Time Alumni. Her work and writing have been featured in Dialogue, Numbers Inc., Oxford American, Bad at Sports, ArtsATL, and BurnAway. Her recent work can be seen at WhiteSpace Gallery-Atlanta, Eve Drewlowe Gallery-Iowa City, and when passing through the Atlanta International Airport! She is co-founder and organizer of The Letters Festival, a contemporary literary arts event. In 2020, Practice x Practice launched as a nimble curatorial initiative collaboration with Rachel Cox seeking to elevate womxn’s artistic research. Stephanie is always on the brink of creating a farm sanctuary and artist residency.