Stephanie King was born in 1968 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She currently works predominantly in goauche. She graduated with a BA , emphasis in graphic design from the University of Mississippi in 1991. She worked in advertising as an art director from 1992-1996. In 2000, Stephanie started a decorative painting and mural business. As she reacquainted herself with drawing and painting, she slowly returned to painting in oils, acrylic and experimented with encaustic, beginning in 2001. Her first gallery showing was in 2004, where she participated in an annual group show at David Lusk Gallery in Memphis.