Stephanie Rose Bird holds a BFA cum laude from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, and an MFA from the University of California at San Diego, where she was a San Diego Opportunity Fellow. She was a professor of fine art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. She has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Art, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and Garfield Park Conservatory. Bird works as an artist, herbalist, aromatherapist, and sole proprietor of Almost Edible Natural Products. As a Fulbright senior scholar, Bird studied the art, rituals, and ceremonies of Australian Aborigines in the outback of the Northern Territory. Bird’s fine art is held in several national and international art collections, and she has exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, universities, and public spaces. Visit her at

Books by Stephanie Rose Bird