Professor Emerita
Graphic & Interactive Design

Stephanie Knopp

Stephanie Knopp is a graphic designer, photographer, educator and writer whose work explores cultural, political, social and environmental issues. Her graphic design practice focuses on poster design. As a photographer, she uses lens-based, alternative and digital techniques to produce images focusing on the manmade environment. She is currently co-authoring a book about art and music.

Professor Knopp’s work has been published and won awards in many well-respected journals and books, including Graphis, How International Design Annual and Print Regional Design Annual. Her graphic design has been shown internationally in prestigious design exhibitions, among them Trnava International Poster Triennial (Trnava, Slovakia), the China International Poster Biennial (Hangzhou, China) and the International Triennial of the Ecological Poster 4th Block (Kharkov, Ukraine). She has exhibited internationally in many invitational and juried exhibitions and has had solo photography shows in Pennsylvania, New York and England.

Her work is in the permanent collections of Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba, Havana, Cuba; 4th Block International Triennial of Eco-Poster Collection (Kharkov, Ukraine); Erie Art Museum (Erie, Pennsylvania); Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York); Lahti Poster Museum (Finland); The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and The Poster Collection (Warsaw, Poland).

MFA, The Pennsylvania State University, 1978
BA, Newcomb College of Tulane University, 1972

Selected Work
Knopp, S. (2016). Water Is Life. Graphis Posters [original work]. The Graphis Press, Zurich, Switzerland.
     Original work 2016.
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Knopp, S. (2015). Global Warming, Arms Race Roulette, Greenhouse Gases [three silkscreen posters].
     Graphis Social/Political Posters, The Graphis Press, Zurich, Switzerland. Retrieved from:

Knopp, S. (2014) Ebola. In S. Heller (Ed.) Ebola Posters Go Viral. PRINT Magazine, December 17, 2014.
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Knopp, S. (2013). Waste Not...Want Not! [archival inkjet poster]. The Graphis Press, Zurich, Switzerland.
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Knopp, S. (2009). Las Vegas. [two archival inkjet photographs]. The Graphis Press, Zurich, Switzerland.
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Knopp, S. (2008). Untitled. Graphis Posters. The Graphis Press, (pp. 8).


Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito