New York, NY – Oona has been exhibiting her architectural installations internationally since receiving her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in the late ‘90’s. She has had solo shows at Galerie Reinhard Hauff in Stuttgart, Diaz Contemporary in Toronto, White Columns and Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City. She has been shown at Feature Inc, Von Lintel Gallery, Sara Meltzer Gallery, The Drawing Center, and the Islip Art Museum, as well as university venues including the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, The University of Rhode Island, and The University of Alabama. Recent public installations have included \”the sound of grass growing,\” at the Bloomberg headquarters in NY, and \”reSurfacing\”, a street intervention ongoing since 2005 at the parking kiosk under the Zigfield marquee on 54th ST, NYC. \”deDomination\” will be installed int the NYC subway in 2008.
Stern received Pollock-Krasner grants in 1999 and 2002, a NYFA Fellowship in 2003, an Artists\’ Space Independent Project Grant in 2005 , and Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grants in 2005 and 2008. Residencies have included the Edward Albee Foundation, Dieu Donné Papermill, and the LMCC Workspace at 120 Broadway, NYC. In 2008, she was awarded an Antarctic Artists\’ and Writers\’ Program residency by the National Science Foundation. Stern has taught or lectured at several colleges and universities, including Middlebury College, VT, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and the University of Rhode Island. Stern lives and works in New York City.