Stephanie Elaine Kolpy is best known for her Natural Disaster series of large-scale, symbolic landscape paintings. Kolpy’s work, presents visual interpretations of apocalyptic mythoi—past, present, and future. These works are both a conscious and unconscious response to childhood exposure to apocalyptic stories and form a visual record of social, political, and religious interpretations of the apocalypse. The overarching theme of apocalypse (from the Greek word Apokalypsis, meaning ‘to unveil’ or ‘to reveal’) has allowed her to reconnect to her youth and heritage, and has driven her to articulate more clearly a perspective regarding the future and what it will ‘reveal’ to us.
Kolpy is the recipient of many scholarships and grants, including The Chandler Grant and Chandler Scholarship from Georgia State University; the Gene Allcott Scholarship, the Pattie Whitehead scholarship, and Presidential Scholarship from the Atlanta College of Art. Kolpy has participated in over 40 noteworthy exhibitions and 4 solo exhabitions, receiving a first place award in the 2009, 22nd National Juried Art Exhibition, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, Georgia. In addition to her success as a studio artist, she is also known for her work in video art, printmaking, and curating local Atlanta exhabitions. Stephanie Kolpy is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BFA in Painting in 2006 from the Atlanta College of Art, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was awarded her MFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University in 2010.