Stephanie Garmey received her MFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art - Hoffberger School of Painting where she studied with Grace Hartigan.
Previously she received a MA in Painting from Purdue University in Indiana and BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Garmey has received individual artists grants from the Maryland State Arts Council (2015, 2012, 2002) and the Mayors Advisory Committee on Arts and Culture (1990). She was a finalist for the Trawick Prize in 2021 and a semi-finalist for the Trawick Prize in 2014.
Garmey's recent exhibitions include a one person show "Pathways" at IA&A at Hillyer (2020)in Washington, DC and "Indigo Dream" at the Delaware Contemporary (2017) in Wilmington, Delaware; an exhibit "Edge of the Forest" at VisArts (2015) Rockville, MD.; "Wetlands"(2013) at the Maryland Institute College of Art; , Stevenson University; and "Forest Floor" (2011), Loyola College, Baltimore, MD; "Swamps and Gardens" (2002).
She creates imagery inspired by her collection of natural objects and materials and taxidermy animals. Her meditations on nature use a variety of media approaches: painting, cut paper, book arts, drawing, installation and light.
Garmey has participated in residencies at the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program in Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France and the Vermont Studio Center in Painting.
She is a professor in the Drawing and General Fine Arts Departments at the Maryland Institute College of Art teaching a variety of upper level drawing classes, paper engineering and book arts.