Georgia-born artist Stefani Byrd (b. 1984 in Chickamauga, GA) specializes in public art installations, combining video, new media, and interactive technologies. She received her M.F.A (2016) from in Art and Technology from the University of California San Diego and her B.F.A. (2008) from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). Her “empathy training” public installations aim to disorient and reorient her audience in order to “shed light on the complicated nature of communication within a contemporary culture where social stereotypes often define our interactions.”
Byrd has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Creative Capital of New York, Flux Projects, the InLight Richmond Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Idea Capital.
Her art has been featured in the Public Art Review Magazine, the Public Art Archive, the Huffington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Art Papers Magazine. Along with MOCA GA, Byrd’s work is in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of American Art, The Galloway School (Atlanta, GA), and the Diane Marek Collection and Trust.