Stefanie Zito is a mixed media artist who draws inspiration from ecology. Her work is process-driven and materials-led, exploring ideas of home and the substance of time. She utilizes slow and traditional domestic practices like spinning, stitching, cooking, gardening, and weaving-- deconstructing and reimagining both natural and commonly discarded materials, exploring what it means to inhabit space and cultivate growth. Stefanie lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two sons. She is a graduate of the New York Center for Arts and Media Studies and Messiah College. She is also a Certified Permaculture Designer. Stefanie was awarded a 4 month artist residency with Contemporary Craft for early 2023. Recent exhibitions include International Art Textile Biennale in Australia, Fiberart International at Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA, and VOLT in Belgium.