Stanek Gallery displays a unique collection of representational and abstract, figurative and conceptual work of exceptional craftsmanship in a wide range of styles, techniques and subject matter. The space is modern and multifaceted, offering not only an opportunity for artists to maximize exposure of high caliber work, but also provides an intimate experience for visitors.
Meet the team
Katherine Stanek, Owner and Director
Katherine Stanek was born in Oak Park, Illinois and lived in the Chicago area until her early twenties. Pursuing work and education, Stanek relocated to Philadelphia where she held a full time corporate management position while attending classes part time at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 2002, Katherine resigned her management position and began her career in art at The Pennsylvania Academy receiving a 4-year merit scholarship for her studies.
Immediately upon graduation, Stanek was invited by notable Philadelphia galleries to exhibit her work and accepted The Rosenfeld Gallery invitation to represent her body of work. She has since exhibited widely in numerous galleries, museums and sculpture gardens which include The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, European Museum of Modern Art MEAM, Barcelona and most recently, she was invited to exhibit her sculpture alongside the work of Auguste Rodin in the international exhibition "Rodin and the Contemporary Figurative Tradition" at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Katherine is the recipient of the George and Helen Segal Foundation Grant and her work has been featured in several publications including The National Sculpture Society's "Sculpture Review".
In 2014 The Rosenfeld Gallery announced their intent to close following a series of gallery closings throughout the city. With dwindling options remaining for a figurative sculptor in Philadelphia, Katherine opened Stanek Gallery in Old City with the intent of shifting the trend. Since it's opening in November 2015, Stanek Gallery has quickly become the leading art gallery in Philadelphia attracting some of the area's most accomplished artists. Stanek Gallery's museum style exhibition program and innovative events designed to return patrons to the galleries have fostered partnerships with curators from The Barnes Foundation, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Hugo Galerie NYC and scholars from across the country.
Elizabeth McClafferty, Gallery Manager
Elizabeth recently received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a minor in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago. Her academic specialization is in Modern American Art, and her thesis focuses on the works of Pennsylvania native Andrew Wyeth.
Elizabeth joined the Stanek Gallery team as an Intern during the summer of 2017, served as Assistant Manger and Public Relations Coordinator through 2019, and has experience in both museum and archival fields.
Elizabeth currently acts as the Gallery Manager at Stanek Gallery.
Deborah Fine, Art Consultant
Deborah Fine studied Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University and received her BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Deborah co-founded Stanek Gallery along with Katherine Stanek and currently serves as art consultant to collectors and patrons of the gallery.
Deborah's artistic accomplishments include The National Arts Award and winner of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. Deborah Fine has exhibited her work in numerous shows throughout the region including the Woodmere Art Museum and her work is important collections throughout the US.
Jacqueline Boyd, Registrar
Jacqueline Boyd is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with a certificate in painting.
Jacqueline’s award-winning paintings have been displayed in numerous exhibitions in the New Jersey - Philadelphia area including Noyes Museum of Art, where she is a signature artist.
Prior to her pursuit of a fine art education, she ran the daily operation of her family’s graphic arts business for twenty years. She also operated an innovative studio in her hometown in New Jersey where she curated exhibits displaying her work and the work of outstanding local artists. She brings her years of management experience and her love for the Philadelphia art scene to Stanek Gallery in her capacity as Registrar.