Stella Ebner integrates the tradition of printmaking with the language of contemporary media culture. Her home base is in New York, where she serves as Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College-SUNY. An experienced printmaker, she came to the Tamarind residency with a keen understanding of the interaction of color and how to build an image on a lithographic stone.
During Ebner's two-week residency she created two prints, one with hot colors inspired by the palette of disposable plastics and the other rendered in ethereal, transparent blues. In keeping with her larger body of work, the new prints explore the rituals and preoccupations of contemporary American culture. As she explains, "I am seeking to discover the imagery that defines us as a culture – images of spaces, events and moments that are so ubiquitous they are largely ignored, but when held up to the viewer they become a place of self-recognition."