BA (Hons) Fine Art
Stephanie Wilson’s paintings raise themes of queer/feminist theory of (queer/feminist) contemporary art. This applies to discourse such as Gender Trouble which denotes the drag queen as a parody, which has been the foundation of her artistic practice in recent months.
Through her practice, she depicts this fondness for drag by fabricating various personae and explore the boundaries of unconventional paints.
She is currently refining her own series of paints, that consist of make-up pigment and oils; a medium that serves as a bridge between drag in relation to queer/feminist contexts and of portraiture.
Within these portraits, the artist adopts the role as sitter, stylist, and painter. Wilson’s works are not self-portraits. Adopting different identities each time through the staged artifice of her paintings, she portrays a parodic femaleness; an infixed fabrication determined by social media and cultural norms.