Hi, my name is Stephanie Dubin

Artist, Photographer

I’m a fine art and commercial photographer located in Buffalo, NY and I love photographing products, people, spaces, and places. I’m inspired by the elements of design in my everyday surroundings. I have an adoration for color, space, and form which has given me a keen eye for effective composition in my photography. I consider my images to be creative, colorful, and playful; a reflection of my inner self.


“artiswhy” is a moniker and an attitude inspired by an Ani Difranco poem. Her music and poetry encouraged me to question the world around me. Today, as an adult, it is a positive mantra of mine. A reason for creating; art is its own compensation. I feel that “artiswhy” is truly embodied when we create or participate just for the beauty of something.

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Solo Exhibitions

2017, 19 IDEAS, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo in Black and White

2014, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Have Another Look

Group Exhibitions

2018, Main Street Gallery, Buffalo, NY, NYFA Bootcampers Group Exhibition

2016, Project 308 Gallery, North Tonawanda, NY, Her City

2015, Prism, Buffalo, NY, Spectra: Works by WNY’S LGBTQ Arts Community

2015, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Chroma LGBTQ Art Exhibition

2015, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Member’s Exhibition

2014, Glow Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Chroma LGBTQ Art Exhibition

2014, Artsphere Studio & Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Motion

2013, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Vision Art Awards

2012, Space @244, Buffalo, NY


Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center

Awards and Honors

2015, Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize Finalist, CEPA Gallery

2013, Janne Sirén Award for Artistic Excellence, Vision Art Awards, 464 Gallery

Notable Articles and Mentions

Refugees Welcome in Buffalo, NY
Rise Collaborative – March 2017

Buffalo in Black and White by Stephanie Dubin
19 IDEAS – November 2016

8 Amazing Buffalo Instagram Accounts You Didn’t Know Existed
Step Out Buffalo – March 2016

Art is What, Art is Who, Art is Why
Rise Collaborative – April 2015


No Boundaries, Issue 3, Cover art, (October 14, 2017)

The Public, Centerfold spread, (June 3, 2015)

The Public, Cover art, (December 3, 2014)