Stephanie Dinkins

She // Her // Hers
They // Them // Theirs

[ID: Stephanie, a black woman of medium brown complexion, smiles broadly. She has shoulder length dark brown locks and wears a sheer pale blue shirt with flowers.]

New Media Artist
Brooklyn, NY
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation.

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Dinkins is also the Endowed Chair in Art at Stony Brook University.

Her art practice employs lens-based practices, emerging technologies, and community engagement to investigate the contradictory histories, traditions, knowledge bases, philosophies, and technologies that form/inform society at large. She is particularly driven to work with communities of color to cocreate more equitable, values-grounded AI ecosystems.

She earned an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Studies Program. She exhibits and publicly advocates for inclusive AI internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private, and institutional venues. She is an Artist Fellow of the Berggruen Institute and Lucas Artists Fellow in Visual Arts at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. She is a past recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Creative Capital, Data and Society Research Institute, Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab, and Pioneer Works Tech Lab, among others.

The New York Times featured her in its pages as an AI influencer. Dinkins’ art and ideas have also recently been highlighted by Wired, Art in America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallergic, the BBC, Wilson Quarterly, and a host of popular podcasts.

Portrait photo by Jay Adams.

  • Artwork by Stephanie Dinkins
    Secret Garden. Immersive web experience and installation with audio.
    [ID: A Black woman with an afro, green lipstick, geometric face paint, and sleek black outfit crouches in a dance-like pose in a field of towering cotton plants.]
Artwork by Stephanie Dinkins