2006 Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from Georgia State University
Traces, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Genius Loci, Institute 193, Lexington, KY.
Topophilia, University of North Georgia Gallery, GA.
Genius Loci, AGG Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Topophilia, Get This! Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
No Limit Comet, Jon Wood Astronomy Field, Mansfield GA.
Natural State, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Time Line, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
University Combine, Capital One Gallery, Richmond, VA
Here me Now, curated by Talia Moscovitz, MART, Dublin, Ireland and Risor Kunstpark, Risor, Norway
Field Notes, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Beyond Living, Indie Grits, Columbia, SC.
State Park, UC San Diego Gallery, curated by Mark Calway-Fagen,San Diego,CA.
Solar Heresies, curated by Meredith Koi, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
We Are All We’ve Got, Carlos Museum, Atlanta, GA.
Cardinal, Marcia Wood Gallery & Twin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Utopophilia, BoomCity, Curated by DASHBoard Co-op, M Rich Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Fables of the Eco-Future, Curated by Lisa Alembik,The Weave Gallery, Hambidge, Rabun Gap, GA.
Decennial Phoenix Flies Photography Project, Atlanta Preservation Center, Atlanta, GA.
Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Over Fire Island, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Home, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Time & Time, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Color Fields, Opal Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Movers & Shakers, MOCAga, Atlanta, GA.
Curated and Public Projects
Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices, The Welch School Galleries of Georgia State University in collaboration with CENCIA, Atlanta, GA.
Public Atlas, Collaboration with Fallen Fruit, Atlanta, GA
Civil Sound Machine, collaboration with William Schweigert, for Elevate, Atlanta, GA.
The Future is Behind Us, Atlanta Preservation Center and WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA.
Echoes of the Sublime, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013 – present
Creative and Operations Director for Lostintheletters.
2011 – 2013
Vice President of the Board of Director for Atlanta Celebrates Photography
2011 – 2012
Advisor for Leap Year, Mint Gallery,
Founder of Click Clique
2010 – 2012
President of the Board of Directors for BurnAway.
2013 – 2014
Creative Director at WonderRoot, Atlanta, GA
2008 – 2013
Financial Analyst at Kingsfords Capital Management, Atlanta, GA.
2006 – 2008
Gallery Administrator for Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta Intersections, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Studio Artist Talk, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
Topophilia Artist Talk, Get This Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Professional Practices, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
Utopophilia Artist Talk, BoomCity Dashboard Co-op, Atlanta, GA.
Shadow Puppets Panel Discussion, Moderator, Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch Galleries, Atlanta, GA.
The Future is Behind Us Curator Talk, Atlanta Preservation Center, Atlanta, GA.
Echoes of the Sublime Curator Talk, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Time & Time Artist Talk, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Color Fields Artist Talk, Opal Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Honors & Awards
Vermont Studio Center Fellow
Idea Capital grant recipient
On our Radar recognition, Creative Capital Moving Image and Visual Arts
Fulton County Arts Council, Artist Project Grant recipient
2013 and 2014
Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Artist Project Grant recipient
Baum Foundation New American Photographer 2013 Nominee
Cabin Time Fellow
Epicenter Frontier Fellow
Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center Studio Artist
Julian Cox Juror’s Prize
Reviews and Press
Stephanie Dowda and her Lost World, BurnAway, by Kelly Kristen Jones.
State Park, Possible Press, by Stephanie Dowda and Jeff Whetstone.
Energies, Spectres, and Stars: In Search of Place, Bad at Sports, by Meredith Kooi.
Cabin Time Field Guide Desolation Canyon, Issue Press.
Review: Photographer Stephanie Dowda explore place in unexpected ways, ArtsATL, by Donna Mintz.
Stephanie Dowda at Get This Gallery, BurnAway by Tom Berlango.
Q&A: Photographer Stephanie Dowda loves places but loves no place most of all, ArtsATL, by Bethany Collins.
On Location – Studio Visit with Stephanie Dowda, BurnAway by Sherri Claudell.
A few questions with Stephanie Dowda, CreativeLoafing, by Muriel Vega.
Eyes on the South: Stephanie Dowda, Oxford American, by Jeff Rich.
Review:Emerging artist intrigue in Dashboard Co – op’s “Boom City,” ArtsATL, by Lilly Lampe.
Fables of the Eco – Future published independently by Hambidge.
Review: Through lens of war, GSU’s “Shadow Puppets” expands meaning of “documentary,” ArtsATL, by Lilly Lampe.
Decennial Phoenix Flies Photography Project, published independently by Atlanta Preservation Center.
Review: At Marcia Wood and Twin Kittens galleries, lovely landscapes and layers of intellectual puzzles, ArtsATL, by Jerry Cullum.
Talking Heads: In Nature with Hailey Lowe Fennell and Stephanie Dowda, BurnAway, by Stephanie Dowda and Hailey Lowe Fennell
The Future is Behind Us at The Atlanta Preservation Center, BurnAway, by Jerry Cullum.
Light Leaked: Stephanie Dowda, LightLeaked.
The Fringe: Echoes of the Sublime Inspired Challenging Conversations, BurnAway, by Kristin Juarez.
Review: Photographers in “Echoes of the Sublime” remake “sublime” for 21st century, ArtsAtl, by Jerry Cullum.
Review: Artists render Eno album “Another Green World” familiar and strange at Beep Beep Gallery, ArtsAtl, by Robert Stalker.
Home: Photos by 7 women, waxing nostalgic on the way to complex, BurnAway, by Sally Hansell.