“Feelings and genius are connected. Empathy and genius are connected.”

Stef Halmos was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to a Hungarian immigrant father and a Southern bell mother. She’s an artist living in Brooklyn, and her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and more.

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Stef Halmos was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to a Hungarian immigrant father and a Southern bell mother. She holds a BFA from Miami University (2006) and an MFA from the California College of the Arts (2012). Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Chelsea Art Museum, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, among others. Halmos has received fellowships from the William and Dorothy Yeck foundation, as well as the Murphy and Cadogan foundation, with work published in T Magazine, Blackbook, and The New York Times. She lives and works in Brooklyn with her wife, Mckenzie Raley, and their dog, Wolfie.

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