Stephanie Monteith is a Sydney-based artist who uses processes that involve direct observation of carefully constructed still life set-ups that may sometimes include a portrait component. In contrast to this studio-based approach Stephanie also works from the landscape en plein air. She is interested in capturing the variety of light effects upon objects and specialises in oil painting, watercolour and drawing.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (first class honours) and a Master of Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design. Stephanie has received an Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship for academic research, as well as a number of other grants and artist residencies.
For more than 20 years Stephanie has been an exhibiting artist and she has over 15 years experience as a lecturer in the visual arts. Since winning the Jenny Birt Award for painting at UNSW Stephanie has been a finalist in many prize exhibitions including: the Archibald Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Paddington Art Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Mosman Art Prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship. Stephanie won the Gosford Art Prize in 2018 with a watercolour on paper titled Dinner Time.