Stephanie Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting in 1997 and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA in 1999. She has won numerous awards, including the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. She has received recognition for her paintings by the Portrait Society of America, Artist’s Magazine, the Art Renewal Center, Allied Artists of America, and Oil Painters of America.

Deshpande is best known for her psychological portrayals of her daughter. Her work combines her love for realism with personal allegories. Her work has been on display at reputable venues including the National Arts Club, Sotheby’s, Salmagundi Club, Belenky Gallery, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, Principle Gallery Charleston, and Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery.Her painting “Assembling the Pieces” has recently been acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their Post Contemporary room opening in the fall of 2015. She is currently represented by Arundel Art Room in Arundel, England.