March 2013 Educators Showcase: Stacy Isenbarger


Stacy Isenbarger’s artworks incite viewers through interplay between media, space, and cultural signifiers. Her work simultaneously investigates ideas and materials, transforming the familiar in thought provoking ways. Her culturally charged works challenge our assumptions of our environment and the social barriers we build for ourselves.  She has exhibited throughout the United States and in India. This past December, Stacy attended the Sowing Seeds Artist Residency awarded by the Kaman Art Foundation in Jetpur Village, Rajasthan, India.

Stacy Isenbarger is the Foundations Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Art + Design at University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. Stacy received her MFA in Sculpture from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in 2009 and her BFA at Clemson University in 2005.  She received an Emerging Educator Fellowship from ITI for ThinkTank4 and from this experience, created the publication State of Play with Anthony Fontana of Bowling Green State University.  She continues to seek ways to innovate and share foundations pedagogies to strengthen a more dynamic, connective community. Stacy served as the VP of Outreach for Integrative Teaching International in 2011-12 and currently serves on FATE’s Board as the representative for SECAC. 


Stacy Isenbarger Portfolio

THIS rock in wait, detail,
found image, concrete, graphite, paint, yellow and gold string, & rock, 8” x 15”,








Creature Comforts (Canary Marys), installation view,
wood, steel, plaster, concrete, stone, fabric, & tool dip,


from the Her (Becoming) series,
stitched drawings on found images, 2012.
from left to right: #8: 6.5” x 9.75”, #4: 5.5” x 8.5”, #3: 6” x 8.5”

Assignment - Gestures Extensions       

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