Stacy Isenbarger’s artworks provoke a sense of tactile memory. Collisions of materiality within precariously occupied space challenge viewers to confront the sentimentality of distance and restraint. Tensions created put us at odds with comfort and the familiar, asking us to confront the air shifting around us. Through her work we are often reminded of what seems just out of reach but perhaps still worth pursuing.

Isenbarger’s creative pursuits include sculpture, installation, mixed-media drawings, student mentorship and supporting community exchange through art.

As Foundations Coordinator and Associate Professor of Art + Design at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, USA, she celebrates her opportunities to explore creative communication and empowerment. She received her BFA at Clemson University & her MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia—two places she has tremendous gratitude for especially in regard to how both experiences shaped her approach to teaching. When she's not teaching or making—and sometimes when she is—she's usually dancing since the act continuously validates her joy of community acceptance and shaking up space.

Isenbarger is the co-creator and a contributing editor for the studio art faculty online resource WhatDoWeDoNow.Art. She is also a member of the Confluence Lab.

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SPLIT Exhibition
Eastern Washington University
Nov 17th 2022 - Jan 19th 2023

Read more about SPLIT in Spokane, WA’s Inlander.


In conjunction with the Confluence Lab’s Stories of Fire Atlas Project, Stacy co-organized and created the 2023 three part Stories of Fire Online Exhibition

Learn more about this exhibition series and artists featured HERE.


Erosion of Air
Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK


Stacy Isenbarger awarded
2021 FATE
Master Educator

during FATE’s Biennual Connference.


Stacy Isenbarger is featured in Broadsided Press Anthology
published April, 2022. She’s also the featured artist of the August 2022 Broadside Miscarriage with poet Tyler Mills.



(c) stacy Isenbarger 2023