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Stephanie Cardon

Stephanie Cardon
Associate Professor
South 205

Stephanie Cardon is a cross-disciplinary artist from France and the United States whose current work and research focuses on how one’s perception and experience of space and distance can be altered through patterns and interference.

In 2014, Cardon was a Boston Artadia Award finalist. Her work has been supported by the Saint Botolph Club Foundation and the Institut Français’s Villa Médicis Hors-les-Murs. It has been exhibited nationally at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Wassaic Project, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Boston Sculptors Gallery, kijidome, Kingston Gallery, Fountain, Jane Deering Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, among others, and internationally at Galerie Michèle Chomette (Paris), Sotheby’s Conduit Street Gallery and Hoopers Gallery (London), Fondazione Forma per la Fotographia (Rome), the Off Festival of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles, France).

Cardon was Executive Editor of Big Red & Shiny, a non-profit organization and online publication about contemporary art issues and ideas from 2012-2015.

2010 - MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; 1999 - BA, University of Oxford
Professional Experience: 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person

  • 2019 - Signposts, The Cost Annex, Boston, MA
  • 2018 - UNLESS, a Now + There public art commission, Prudential Center, Boston, MA
  • 2018 - In Search Of, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY 
  • 2018 - Dare to Blush, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
  • 2017 - Carole Calo Gallery, Stonehill College, MA 


  • 2017 - Materiality: The Matter of Matter, CMCA, Rockland, Maine.
  • 2015 - Architectural Allusions, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA 
  • 2014 - Biennial, CMCA, Rockport, Maine 
  • 2014 - Twelve Nights, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston 
  • 2014 - Seeing the Sky, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 

Selected Publications

  • 2018 - "UNLESS: Massive Piece of Art Tells Simple Message About Global Warming," by Morgan Hume, DigBoston
  • 2018 - "Stephanie Cardon: UNLESS," by Heather Kapplow Delicious Line, 2018
  • 2018 - "Stephanie Cardon's Massive Installation Calls for Climate Action at the Entrance to the Prudential Center," by Brandi Griffin, Boston Art Review
  • 2018 - "Redefining Common Space,", by Leah Triplett Harrington, N+T Journal 
  • 2016 - "Stephanie Cardon: Platform 17: Beacon," by Helen Lewandowski, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Recent Presentations

  • 2019 - UNLESS, in the context of "Green Sage: John Ruskin & Proto-Environmentalism in Victorian England," The Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 2018 - "We Act Together," a panel exploring climate justice through art, policy and activism
  • 2018 - UNLESS, at "Climate Change across the City", an Emerson College Civic Media event, Boston, MA


  • 2019 - Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant
  • 2015 - Saint Botolph Club Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant 
  • 2014 - Finalist, Boston Artadia Awards 
  • 2013 - The Wassaic Project, Fellowship 
  • 2013 - Finalist, Blanche E. Colman award, Boston 
  • 2010 - 2011 - Kingston Gallery Emerging Artist program 
  • 2007 - Villa Médicis Hors-les-Murs, Cultures France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France. Project and Travel Grant