Acclaimed Ohio State alumna street artist selected to paint ENGIE mural
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Stephanie Rond, distinguished local artist and alumna of The Ohio State University, has been selected by ENGIE to paint a 11.5 feet tall by 12 feet wide mural that will be installed on the brick wall outside of the ENGIE suite in McCracken Power Plant.
Rond is a street artist whose colorful and feminist work can be seen on walls around the world, both inside and out. She enjoys using animals and nature in her work, and the people that she depicts are people that she knows personally. Her work explores the concepts of gender roles and the accessibility of art.
“I want to create artwork in outdoor environments in a woman’s voice so that women and girls can see that they are viable and active citizens in our communities,” Rond says in a recent TED Talk.
Before beginning the painting, Rond was provided a set of values that are representative of ENGIE, as well as the 50-year partnership, to incorporate into the piece. Morals like drive, commitment, daring, and cohesion will be represented in the mural to depict the world we want our children to live in.
ENGIE will host a reception to unveil the new art on May 9 at 4 p.m. ENGIE will also present a $25,000 donation to the Greater Columbus Arts Council at that time.
Ohio State Energy Partners is a joint venture of ENGIE and Axium Infrastructure, which was selected in 2017 by Ohio State to operate, maintain and optimize the university’s utility system at the more than 400-building campus in Columbus, Ohio, under a 50-year contract.