Steffanie Padilla is an artist working in photography whose practice involves advertisements, video and installation. She is currently a prospective MFA Photography applicant and received a BFA from California State University, Long Beach. Steffanie's interests are centered around the ways animals are visually depicted and described in text - both culturally, aesthetically and commercially. She is particularly interested in public media and approaches the medium as forms of coded information, simulating distorted idealistic realities. In addition to critical animal studies, Steffanie is drawn to photographing her close family, friends, and strangers as a way to develop connections, broaden her sense of self and exchangeably, make better sense of the world. Her work has been exhibited through out the United States with an approaching group show titled, Contemporary Photography 2018, at the CICA Museum in Korea. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

b. 1989, Riverside, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

BFA Photography, California State University, Long Beach, 2016

Group Exhibitions
2018   Contemporary Photography, CICA Museum, Korea (7/20 - 8/5)
2018   Random Acts of Content, Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, CA (6/23 - 8/12)
2018   Summer Salon, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2018   Taking Pictures, Black Box Gallery Portland, OR
2017   Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2017   From Here to There, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2016   Misplacement, Max L. Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2016   One: Mind, Body, Spirit, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA
2016   A.M.A 4th Annual Art Gala, Earl Burns Japanese Garden, Long Beach, CA
2016   Anomaly, Viento y Agua, Long Beach, CA
2015   Verve Vida, Hotel Normandie, Los Angeles, CA
2012   Student Expo, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Selected Print / Online Publications / Features
2018   Wotisart, Portfolio, Issue 16, July
2018   Sugar Magazine, Issue 3
2018   TRIP Magazine, May 8
2018   Least Untrue, Interview, April 27   
2018   Mother F Stop, March 26
2018   The Lucky Jotter, International Showcase, Feb
2018   C 41 Magazine, Feb 27
2018   Fusion Art, Third Annual Animal Kingdom, Exhibition Finalist, Jan
2016   Quest Magazine cover, Pursuing Innovation Through Research, Issue 2 F16
2016   Quest Magazine, Mental Awareness, csulb.edu
2016   Disfunkshion Magazine, Life Alchemy, Vol.24 pg.123
2016   California State University Long Beach, Summer Special Olympics
2016   Dig Magazine cover, Faces of Islam: Csulb's Muslim Population Speaks Out About Islamophobia
2016   California State University Long BeachFirst TEDx Held On Campus
2016   Dig Magazine cover, Overcrowding, Feb
2015   Feature Shoot, A Look at Urban Living Through the Eyes of 69 Photographers Around the World
2014   The Base Line Magazine, Vol.1 Spring, Chaffey College

2015   Meat Market, large-format photographs, self-published
2013   Hysteria, self-published

Other Related Experience
2018   Inventory, Photographic Resource Center, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2016   Dig Magazine Photo Editor / Photographer, CSULB
2016   Assistant Photographer, Communications & Marketing Department, CSULB
2016   Volunteer Assistant, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA
2010   Freelance Photographer (to present)