Skip to content
Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Clorox, 2023
Ceramic
9 1/2 x 4 x 4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Cowboy Boot (Redwood Forest), 2024
Ceramic
13 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Teapot with Phoenixes, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period, 2019
Porcelain
4 1/2 x 8 x 5 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Cowboy Boot (Golden Poppies), 2024
Ceramic
13 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Scallion, 2020
Ceramic
3/4 x 13 x 2 inches

Stephanie H. Shih 

Stephanie H. Shih 
We < 3 Our Customers (Chinese Laundries, 1850), 2022
Ceramic
8 1/4 x 16 x 1/2 inches

Stephanie H. Shih&nbsp;

Stephanie H. Shih 
Enter the Dragon, 1973, 2023
Ceramic
17 x 10 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Angel Island (Immigration Station, 1910–1940), 2023
Ceramic
11 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Reflexology Chart, 2022
Ceramic
13 x 13 x 1 3/4 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Crab Rangoons (1956), 2022
Ceramic
2 x 6 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
Stone Crab Claw, 2022
Ceramic
1 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 inches
Edition of 10

Stephanie H. Shih

Stephanie H. Shih
House of Nanking (1988), 919 Kearny St., 2022
Ceramic
10 x 17 x 1 3/4 inches

Biography

Stephanie H. Shih is a ceramic artist whose painted sculptures explore diasporic identity and cultural migration. Her newest body of work chronicles its past and present through imperfect replicas of everyday items. Rendered in a medium malleable enough to yield to the artist’s touch and painted by hand, each sculpture fits into Shih’s object-based accounting of historical events and cultural touchpoints. The recreation of seemingly disparate objects—such as a restaurant sign, a toy train, a dry-cleaning hanger, and, here, a bottle of soy sauce with less sodium—shapes narratives that are at once playful and reflective.

Shih’s work has been exhibited in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; San Francisco; Portland, OR; Dallas; Boston; and Philadelphia. Among other accolades, Shih has recently been nominated for awards including the United States Artists Fellowship, the UOVO Prize at the Brooklyn Museum, and a permanent public artwork with the City of New York. Shih’s engagement with social issues extends beyond her craft; since 2017, she has raised over $100,000 for disenfranchised and immigrant communities facing material instability and deportation.