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Fine Art graduate named among top new talent in the art world

Stephanie Miello Thursday 15 September 2016

A Fine Art graduate from Hope has been named as one to watch by online arts magazine The Double Negative.

Stephanie Miello was recognised alongside other art graduates in the magazine’s ‘Class of 2016’, which showcases the finest new talent in the North-West of England.   

Each year, Fine Art tutors from universities across the region select an outstanding student from their courses to be nominated for the accolade.

Hope’s nominee Stephanie experiments with two disciplines in her work – installation and sculpture. She is described as ‘often working in response to the existing qualities of the surrounding space’, with a view to establish a ‘physical connection between viewer and the environment’.

Early this year, Stephanie was presented with the Arena Studios and Gallery Residency Award at the University’s Final Year Degree Show.

This provided her with a month-long residency at the organisation’s studio complex in the Baltic Triangle arts quarter, Liverpool, which culminated in an exhibition.

Stephanie said: “I am so overwhelmed with how my name is beginning to become recognised, it's such an achievement for me to establish what I love doing and have people get an insight of what I do. Liverpool Hope University has helped me a lot with my confidence and I have gained a lot of experience doing my BA.

I recently finished my residency at Arena Art Studio & Gallery, and have been preparing for my upcoming exhibition 'Class of 2016' at the Hanover Project. My goal is to exhibit my work around the country/internationally and to become a successful artist in expanding the field of installation art.”

The Class of 2016 exhibition will be showcased at Hanover Project, UCLan, Preston from Thursday 15th to Thursday 29th September.

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