Isabelle van Zeijl (Netherlands)
Stefanie Hauger studied Industrial Design and worked as an interior architect for 27 years. In 2002 she founded lifestyle emporium Vanilla Home which enabled her to showcase other artists and, later, her own works. She returned to fine art fully in 2011 and today combines her varied experiences in the world of art and design to create paintings and sculptures.
Stefanie creates large-scale, bold, and colourful canvases that are designed to literally and aesthetically influence the spaces that they find themselves in, to be unapologetically, physically, and spiritually present. Her intention and wish for the viewer is uninhibited engagement and interaction with the imagery, allowing it to ‘get under your skin’ so to speak, and thus leading to a deeper dialogue with its complex visual language. Aesthetic conviction and fearlessness are two of her distinctive traits.
Stefanie was the winner of the 2013 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year and the 2013 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) as well as the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has held 4 solo exhibitions. Her paintings can be found in collections all around the world.