Stephanie Rond

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Stephanie Rond
Stephanie Rond.jpg
BornJune 6, 1973
Columbus, Ohio
StyleStreet Art and Painting

Stephanie Rond (born June 6, 1973 in Columbus, Ohio) is an Irish-American street artist and painter living in Columbus, Ohio USA.[1] She is the creator of S.Dot Gallery,[2] a dollhouse art gallery featured in the award winning documentary Tiny Out Loud. Her work explores the concepts of feminism and accessibility in art.[3] Rond's work challenges the traditional gender roles associated with both indoor and outdoor space. The majority of her street art includes a character "ghost girl" who represents the ghost of humanity. Rond uses models to create her street art pieces using a hand-cut, multi-tier spray paint stenciling technique. It is Rond's intention to show women and girls as positive role models and active citizens, combating the typical objectification of women in advertising. Her street art has appeared throughout the world.


Rond was born in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University.[4] Rond began making street art in 2007 as a challenge to the male dominance of the art form. Rond is a feminist artist and is heavily involved in her community as an advocate for the arts.[5][6][7] She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio where she works full-time as an artist, curator and community activist. She lives with her husband and their two cats, Dot and Dorrie.

Career Highlights[edit]

  • An award-winning documentary was released in 2014 about Rond's work. The film, Tiny Out Loud, studies Rond's gender-gouging street art and dollhouse art galleries. The film challenges the concept of the accessibility of art.[8][9]
  • Rond had the distinguished honor of representing all of North America in "She's a Leader," a street art project created by the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society based in Paris, France.[10]
  • Rond is the single representative of street art in the midwest portion of the United States on the Google Art Institute: Street Art Project, a global collection of street art.[11]
  • Rond is the creator of "Sign Your Art", a first of its kind street art project which engaged artists and members of the public to create a unique art installation across the entire city of Columbus. Small art works were attached to city street signs. Each sign was photographed and each location was marked on a Google map with a pin, spelling out the word ART across the entire city of Columbus.[12]
  • The Columbus Dispatch[13] and Columbus Alive[14] newspapers recognized Rond's 97 piece solo show, titled Dangerous Impermanence, on their list of Best Art Exhibits of 2014.
  • Rond has been featured on multiple segments of the PBS television show Broad & High.[15]
  • On May 9, 2015, Rond completed a street art "Community Intervention"[16][17] piece on the front plaza of the Columbus Museum of Art. This piece included participation from the public as part of the CMA's "Connector Series".[18] This piece is now part of the Columbus Museum of Art's permanent collection.
  • In 2015, Rond's art was featured on the cover of the University of Chicago Press publication SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.[19]
  • Rond is the founder of the website Women Street Artists, an online catalog of female street artists from around the world.[20][21]
  • In 2017, Rond's street art was featured in the book Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide.[22]
  • Rond's street art is featured in the 2018 publication titled The Brooklyn Coloring Book.[23]
  • Rond is a member of the global public arts initiative Micro Galleries and has participated in their creative interventions in Jakarta, Indonesia and Kathmandu, Nepal [24][25]
  • Rond participated in the Street Art Takeover of the Wein Museum in Vienna, Austria which opened July 5th, 2019. She contributed as part of the SSOSVA collective [26][27]
  • Rond participated in "Columbus in Cuba | Cuba in Columbus", a multi-event, multi-venue group of exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from central Ohio and Cuba. Her work was shown alongside art from Cuban artists as part of a collateral Biennial exhibition in Matanzas, Cuba as well as an exhibition of Columbus artists and Cuban artists on display at art institutions, galleries, and public venues throughout Columbus, Ohio. [28]


  1. ^ Hovey, Kendra. "Stephanie Rond TEDxColumbus", TEDxColumbus. Columbus, 16 May 2016. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  2. ^ Mallonee, Laura C. "Looking at Art in Tiny Galleries", Hyperallergic, November 3, 2014, New York, New York. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  3. ^ Foldes, Mike. “Stephanie Rond artist interview”, "Ragazine", October 2012, New York. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  4. ^ Espe, Marisa. “Carrying it Forward: Reuse, Collaboration, Art Making & Weiland Park”, "Wexner Center for the Arts". December 30, 2015, Columbus Ohio. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  5. ^ Stine, Alison. “Graffiti and the Girl, the Sisterhood of Street Art”, The Toast. June 30, 2014, New York, New York. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  6. ^ TEDxColumbus. "Breaking Barriers: gender, street art and the impact of creativity | Stephanie Rond | TEDxColumbus", TEDxColumbus. Dec 9, 2015. Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  7. ^ Columbus Museum of Art. "Columbus Museum of Art Creativity Summit", "Columbus Museum of Art", April 2016. Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Tiny Out Loud (the film). "Tiny Out Loud (the film)" Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved on August 20th 2016.
  9. ^ Tiny Out Loud (Facebook page - award listings). "Tiny Out Loud - Facebook"
  10. ^ Google Cultural Institute: Women's Forum Street Art Project. "She's a Leader from the US: Stephanie Rond". Paris, France. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Google Art Institute: Street Art Project. "Google Street Art: World Collection", "Google Cultural Institute", Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  12. ^ Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC). "Sign Your Art", Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved August 20th 2016.
  13. ^ Tigges, Jesse. "Eye-catching Works Drew Attention in this Year’s Exhibits", "Columbus Dispatch", December 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Tigges, Jesse. "Year-In-Review, Best Exhibits of 2014”, Columbus Alive. December 25, 2014. Retrieved August 20th 2016.
  15. ^ WOSU Media. Broad & High, "WOSU-TV". Retrieved August 20th 2016
  16. ^ "It's in the Stars - Columbus Museum of Art"
  17. ^ Tigges, Jesse. "Arts feature: Stephanie Rond has even bigger ideas coming", Columbus Alive, May 7th, 2015.
  18. ^ Columbus Museum of Art "Connector Series", Columbus Museum of Art. May 2015.
  19. ^ Walters, Suzanna (2015). 'Signs', cover art. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. ISSN 0097-9740 (201522) 40:4;1-6.
  20. ^ Rond, Stephanie. "Women Street Artists" Retrieved August 20th 2016.
  21. ^ Herzig, Ilana. Hyperallergic. October 31st, 2019. "The Renegades Making Feminist Art In the Streets" Retrieved November 6th 2019.
  22. ^ Tapies, Xavier (2017). Women Street Artists: The Complete Guide. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  23. ^ Orlandini, Diego (2018). The Brooklyn Coloring Book. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  24. ^ Micro Galleries. "Micro Galleries Jakarta" Retrieved January 6th 2019.
  25. ^ Micro Galleries. "Micro Galleries Kathmandu" Retrieved January 6th 2019.
  26. ^ SSOSVA [1] Retrieved July 6th 2019.
  27. ^ Wein Museum Takeover [2] Retrieved July 6th 2019.
  28. ^ Columbus in Cuba | Cuba in Columbus [3] Retrieved November 29th, 2019.