STEPHANIE TORRES

2020 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATE

EMPHASIS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Design has the possibility of changing one’s thoughts, opening new ideas, and influencing the way we feel. As a designer, I recognize the power of creating work that communicates a clear message and conveys an idea in an unexpected way as a way to celebrate the “underrepresented.” My work explores but is not limited to, the varying experiences of what it is to be a woman with themes of masculinity and femininity, body image, sexuality, and sex positivity. My process begins with intimate research which can then question or affirm my intuitive inclinations and use it as a way to strategically plan an effective outcome that sells an idea, product, or experience.

 

Throughout my work, I am constantly experimenting with ways to intermix unconventional materials, common objects, and text-based around a specific idea. Each project often consists of merging digital aspects with hands-on qualities, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific concepts and themes which can be a benefit to its design. My goal is to find new creative solutions as a way to challenge, bring awareness, and push people’s perceptions.

SNEAK A PEEK AT HER MOST RECENT PIECE

" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "
" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "

3.2in x 4.5in x 7in napkin dispenser Pillow Talk to Table Talk is a six words story that focuses on sex positivity.

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" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "
" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "

3in x 7in mixed media on tall-fold napkins Three personalized six words stories expressing the truths and differences of “pillow talk”

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" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "
" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "

3in x 7in mixed media on tall-fold napkin Three personalized six words stories revealing each individual's private desires and needs

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" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "
" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "

napkin 3in x 7in setup openly displayed on table Installation at New World School of Arts Gallery

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" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "
" PILLOW TALK TO TABLE TALK "

Metal retro table 23in x 30in and chairs 15in x 18in Installation at New World School of Arts Gallery

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CHECK BEHIND THE SCENES OF HER THESIS PROJECT

BFA THESIS PROJECT

For the BFA Show, I explored the concept of gender as a social construct and how it affects our identity. There’s a spectrum of how society identifies men and women--to be a woman is to encompass femininity and to be a man is to be parade masculinity. In which many cases, these stereotypical characteristics are not always true.

" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

DEMANDING 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​​

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" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

SUBMISSIVE 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​​

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" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

VULNERABLE 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​​

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" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

SOFT 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​​

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" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

NURTURING 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​

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" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "
" INTERSECTING IDENTITIES "

VISIBILITY TEST 1/8”x 23 7/8” x84”  Installation art, vinyl on polycarbonate prismatic sheet 2020 ​

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