Born in 1974, Stephanie Ognar is an artist and information professional who currently lives and works in Champaign, Illinois. She received a B.F.A. in Art Education (1996), an M.F.A. in Art and Design (1999), and an M.S. in Library and Information Science (2002) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also spent a year in the fine art sculpture program at the Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England (1994-1995). She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and Europe and has participated in various collaborative and web-based artists’ projects. Her honors include a four-week artist residency fellowship from the Ucross Foundation in Clearmont, Wyoming, in 2009.