Stephanie Lupu grew up in a diverse community in Miami, Florida. She earned her BFA in Performance art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) and, her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College (2010). Stephanie is a practicing artist who creates videos and online media often featuring quirky and highly original puppets and live characters. Awards: Follett Scholarship – Columbia College, Chicago, IL 2007‐2008 Merit Scholarship – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2003‐2007 Bare Walls Grant – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.