Gerhart is an experimental artist working with photographic materials and processes to create abstract imagery about embodiment through a feminist lens.  Her recent work is inspired by the troubled history of limitations on women’s ability to move through the world independently.  She uses pinhole photography to document the environments she moves through on a daily basis and cyanotype to document the shedding of the dirt and expectations of the day.  The resulting photographs are abstract images full of depth, motion, and texture that are still reminiscent of photographic process while providing a different outlook on the kind of imagery the medium of photography is capable of achieving.  Stephanie received a BFA in Photography from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2011 and is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at the University of North Texas.  Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions in her home state of Texas as well as in California, Connecticut, New York, and Washington state.  Her goal upon completing her graduate studies is to teach at the university level while continuing her own artistic practice.