Stephanie Dinkins

STEPHANIE DINKINS, Associate Professor
Artificial Intelligence and Socially Engaged Practice in the context of Race, Gender and Future Histories; Digital Media: particularly lens-based and interactive practices; Video; Photography; Installation Art.
Digital Arts Minor Co-Program Director
M.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art
Stephanie.Dinkins@stonybrook.edu
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4287

Stephanie Dinkins is an artist interested in creating platforms for ongoing dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging and our future histories. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to develop deep-rooted AI literacy and co-create more culturally inclusive equitable artificial intelligence.  Her work often employs lens-based practices, the manipulation of space, and technology to grapple with notions of consciousness, agency, perception, and social equity. Dinkins’ art is exhibited internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private and institutional venues – by design. These sites include Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaujvaros, Hungary; Herning Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Spellman College Museum of Fine Art; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Wave Hill, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Long Island Museum, NY;  Spedition Bremen; and the corner of Putnam and Malcolm X Blvd, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  Dinkins is a 2017 A Blade of Grass Fellow and a 2018 Truth Resident at EYEBEAM, NY. She has received additional support from Joan Mitchell Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Lef Foundation, and Residency Unlimited.  Artist residencies include NEW INC, Blue Mountain Center; Aim Program, Bronx Museum; The Laundromat Project; Santa Fe Art Institute, Art/Omi and Center for Contemporary Art, Czech Republic.   Her work has been cited in media outlets such as Art In America, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Baltimore Sun and SLEEK Magazine.    Dinkins’ holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also an alumna of the International Center of Photography and the Independent Studies Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art.