MEET THE ARTIST
A native Detroiter, Stephanie Hill-Ross is an accomplished local Detroit artist, specializing in digital paintings and illustration. Her expertise ranges from fashion illustrations, abstracts to mixed media and watercolors.
A graduate from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School’s art department, Stephanie was offered a scholarship in Fashion Design to the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City.
While attending Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie majored in Fashion Design and was a dual recipient of the Marji Kuntz Memorial Fashion Scholarship.
Her freelance works included Detroit retailers, newspapers, teaching calligraphy, cartoon illustration and fashion illustration.
Stephanie has done work for Barry Manilow, Marie Osmond and Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI).
Her works have appeared in several national art expos including the Las Vegas Art Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and the International Hotel/Motel/Restaurant exposition in New York City. Other exhibit venues around the Metropolitan Detroit area include the Carr Center, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History and as an exhibitor in the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North American Exhibit.
She was one of the semi-finalists for the Bombay Sapphire Art Basel for the Detroit area market both in 2013 and 2015.
A couple of her art pieces, “Samba of the Lilies” was purchased as part of an interior set decor on the ABC television series; “187 Detroit”, which was filmed locally in Detroit, Michigan and “The Desert Crime” was purchased as part of an interior set décor on the AMC television series; “Halt & Catch Fire”, which was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
One of her well known recent pieces; “King of America”, an abstract portrait of former President Barack Obama, was gifted by the artist to the president at the White House in Washington, D.C.
In return, President Obama sent Stephanie a personal thank you letter for her outstanding gift.
My art comes from my soul and is a unique, colorful palette of my emotions and thoughts that I love sharing with the world. My works are my contribution to society to help make it a little better. I want my work to provoke the conscious state of mind yet grasping a visual and emotional connection with the customer challenging them to see things outside the box.
My art is my true passion. My art pieces are considered “my kids” and I desire to leave a positive legacy behind knowing that I did a job well done for society through my art.