MMag.art. Stephanie Balih is an academic painter, singer-songwriter, author and dancer who lives and works in Artstetten, Austria. She was born in Traunstein in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
After the state examination for art and music education at the University of Augsburg in 2007, she graduated with honors for the artistic teaching post at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2012 and graduated in 2014 also with honors in the class for graphics with Gunter Damisch.
She received scholarships from the city of Augsburg, the summer academy in Traunkirchen with Xenia Hausner, the Boesner scholarship for Katrin Plavcak's class and the Intercell Recognition Award. Her customers include private and public collectors. The artist worked, among other things, for the ORF as an artistic consultant and the Albertina in Vienna.
She has already organized numerous exhibitions at home and abroad and has worked with various musicians and contemporary dancers from the Vienna Conservatory. In 2014 she founded the band THE KNUTSHERS with her partner Alex Dolphin. Since then she can be seen on various festival stages with her compositions.
Interested and art enthusiasts are welcome to visit her studio and showroom in von Artstetten and immerse themselves in her unique world. If you wish to visit, please register in advance.
Since 2014 member of the Cultural networking in Lower Austria
Since 2013 Freelance artist
Diploma with distinction in fine arts in the graphics class of Prof. Gunter Damisch, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Diploma with distinction for artistic teaching, art and communication and fashions & styles, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
State examination in art and music education, University of Augsburg, Germany
Music grant from the state of Lower Austria
Nomination for the Liese Prokop Women's Prize 2017 in the field of art and culture
Prize of the Lower Austrian town and village renewal for the project "Valuable" as part of the Lower Austrian state exhibition
Artist in Residence project space Albrechtsfeld, Galerie Bäckerstrasse4 Vienna, Project room Albrechtsfeld
Boesner scholarship for the class of Katrin Plavcak, International Summer Academy Salzburg
International Summer Academy Salzburg with Xenia Hausner, Austria
Scholarship for the summer academy in Traunkirchen with Xenia Hausner
Intercell Ag “Art@Biotech” recognition award, Vienna
Scholarship from the city of Augsburg: master class in Irsee Monastery with Dieter Mammel, Germany