Stephanie Rowden is a sound artist whose work encompasses installation and radio documentary. Her installations and sculptures have been presented in a variety of settings, including a portrait gallery in the Brooklyn Museum, the vaults under the Brooklyn Bridge, a public library outside of Chicago, as well as a number of galleries in New York and Chicago. Recent projects include sound design for a collaborative performance project with the writer Anne Carson, a documentary audio project about a block in downtown Detroit, and an audio essay produced for the public radio program Studio 360. With Katherine Weider-Roos, Rowden is co-curator of the Sounds of the State series on Michigan Radio. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony and the Ragdale Foundation, as well as a fellow at the University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities. Rowden has received grants and fellowships from ArtServe Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Michigan Arts of Citizenship program, ArtMatters, Inc., and Artists Space, New York.
Rowden holds a BA in Studio Art from Brown University and an MA in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.
She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, son, and a large black dog whose sigh can be heard in the background of the occasional recording.