About

Stefanie Kiihn is a Minnesota-based artist who works in pen and ink. The principal theme in Stefanie’s art is the history of a place. Her favorite location is Saint Paul. Her work investigates neighborhoods to match historic maps to current streets and buildings. She researches the people and architecture of the past to locate the ghost-like footprints that are left. What did the city look like before freeways and railroads? Where are the lost neighborhoods and lost ways of life? What architectural treasures have been lost? What forces preserved the historic buildings that still survive? Who shaped the city we know today?

Stefanie grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She exhibits locally and regionally, including the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, White Bear Center for the Arts, and Ramsey County Historical Society. She currently lives in Roseville with her husband and hound-mix named Darla.

Exhibits

2021
Arts North 26 International Juried Art Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2020
Member Show, White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN
Foot in the Door 5, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN
Halloween Envelope Contest, Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, MA
Persistence, Ramsey County Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, Falcon Heights, MN
Into Nature Exhibition, White Bear Lake Center for the Arts, White Bear, MN
Arts North International, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN and American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN, Best in Show
2019
In Your Element, Natural Heritage Project, Hudson Hospital, Hudson WI
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, Falcon Heights, MN
45th Annual Northern Lights Juried Exhibition, White Bear Lake Center for the Arts, Award of Excellence, White Bear, MN
Edward Gorey House, Halloween Envelope Contest, Yarmouth Port, MA
2018
Duluth Art Institute, Arrowhead Regional Biennial Show, Duluth, MN
Edward Gorey House, Halloween Envelope Contest, Yarmouth Port, MA

2017-current Carter Avenue Frame Shop, Saint Paul MN

2017 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, Falcon Heights, MN

2014 MN Center for Book Arts Bookmark Broadside Finalist, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Northeast CDC Arts Calendar, Minneapolis, MN

2009 AZ Gallery, Saint Paul MN – Savoring Summer Exhibit

2002-1997 Saint Paul Art Crawl – Rossmor Building Bi-annual Open Studio Events

2000-2002 Small Group Exhibitions including Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN; Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins MN; Phipps Center of the Arts, Hudson WI; Saint Mary’s University, Winona MN

1997-2001 Juried Competitions including Plains Art Museum, Fargo MN; WomenMade Gallery, Chicago IL; Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN