Stephanie Sabo

Lecturer

Stephanie Sabo

Stephanie Sabo earned an MFA in art and writing from California Institute of the Arts, and has been teaching fashion and graphic design courses in Los Angeles for over ten years.  Her students have gone on to have their work featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and have dressed celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Kristin Chenoweth, and Macy Gray. Several have debuted their eponymous brands at LA Fashion Week, while others now work for brands such as Kanye West and Rodarte.

Stephanie freelances as a textile designer while maintaining her independent art practice. Her work frequently probes the line dividing art from design, examining the way material culture can demarcate social class and political affiliation. Her most recent installation was featured in the exhibition “S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom,” along with artists Charles Gaines and Jennifer Moon. Additionally, Stephanie has curated professional exhibitions of art and design for 5250 Gallery and Hangar 1018. Her scholarship presented or published in 2017 has included critical investigations of the use of popular culture imagery in Jeremy Scott’s first collection for Moschino and the politicizing of traditional Toile de Jouy fabric by artist Renée Green and design collective Timorous Beasties.

Email ssabo@usc.edu