Stephanie Oursler (1938, Baltimore – 2018, Rome) was a visual artist and political activist. Black Panther activist in 1966-67, she emigrated from New York to Rome in the early 1970s, where she co-founded the woman artists' group “Cooperativa Beato Angelico” with, among others, Carla Arcadi and Suzanne Santoro. Reflected in her work are both ideas that were circulating in the late 1960s in New York, and influences of Roman feminism
from the early 1970s. Typical for these contexts, the introspection of the female subject in patriarchal society is for the artist the foundation of both her politicisation and her artistic work.