Stephan’s work explores the seemingly disparate themes of infinity and interconnectedness using the motif and metaphor of landscape: landscapes as bodies, as homes, and as vessels. Her work has appeared in solo and group shows in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Cairo, Egypt. Her work is included in the Pierogi Flat files in Brooklyn, as well as in the permanent collection of the Mobile Museum of Art. She received a 2010-11 Fulbright Scholars Award to Egypt for a project entitled Painting Bridging Time: The Egyptian Fayum Mummy Portraits.
Stephan joined the faculty at UNCG in 2004.