Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco's landmark installation "The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)" (2012) is on view at San José Museum of Art's exhibition "Encode/Store/Retrieve." 

Syjuco was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in San Francisco. She studied sculpture at the San Francisco Institute of Art, earning a BFA in 1995, and at Stanford University, for her MFA in 2005. As a young artist, she recalls that “there weren’t a lot of examples of people that looked like me that made artwork,” and she became interested in “making work that sort of reflected on that marginality.”

Image: Image: Stephanie Syjuco, "The International Orange Commemorative Store (A Proposition)," 2012. Mixed-media installation, dimensions variable. San José Museum of Art. Commissioned by the FOR-SITE Foundation as part of the exhibition International Orange and on the occasion of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75 Year Anniversary. Gift of the artist and the Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, 2013.04.