Joan Mitchell Center

Stacy Lynn Waddell

Mixed Media, Painter
September 11 – December 1
Chapel Hill, NC
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With a variety of transformative processes that include heat/laser technology, accumulation, embossing/debossing, interference and gilding, Stacy Lynn Waddell creates works that structure sites of intersection between both real and imagined aspects of history and culture. These points of intersection, pose important questions related to authorship, beauty and the persuasive power of nationalistic ideology.

After earning her MFA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, her work has been recognized and exhibited nationally. Waddell has participated in exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston Salem, NC, the John Hope Franklin Center, Franklin Humanities Institute and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Project Row Houses in Houston, TX, The Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, On Stellar Rays in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston among other venues. Her work is included in several public and private collections that include The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC), the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC), The North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC) and The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York).

Waddell was named one of The New Superstars of Southern Art in Oxford American Magazine’s 2012 100 Under 100 List, is a 2012 recipient of an Art Matters Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant.

This past Summer-Fall season, Waddell participated in A View Beyond The Trees at the Zuckerman Museum of Art (Kennesaw, GA), the Atlanta Contemporary’s ATLBNL Atlanta Biennial (Atlanta GA), SILOS at The Katzen Center at American University (Washington, DC) that travels to Columbia College (Chicago, IL) and the groundbreaking exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC) that travels to the Speed Art Museum (Louisville, Kentucky) during Spring 2017. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

installation view, Area 919: Artists in the Triangle, The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, 2013, paper relief with gold leaf, 29 x 43 inches

Untitled (Island V)

Untitled (Island V)

2012, burned, branded and singed paper with watercolor, 52 x 52 inches

The Secret Life of Plants

The Secret Life of Plants

installation view, When The Stars Begin To Fall: Imagination and the American South, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MA, 2014, branded canvas with Liquid Gold, lamé, gold leaf, glitter and collage, 70 x 90 inches

The Secret Life of Plants

The Secret Life of Plants

 (detail), 2014, branded canvas with Liquid Gold, lamé, gold leaf, glitter and collage, 70 x 90 inches

Damaged Emergency Blanket (for A.W.)

Damaged Emergency Blanket (for A.W.)

installation view, The Nothing That Is – A Drawing Show in Five Parts, Contemporary Art Museum - Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, 2015, composition gold and aluminum leaf on distressed paper, 50 x 50 inches 

Untitled (Island I)

Untitled (Island I)

2012, burned, branded and singed paper with watercolor, 52 x 52 inches

Come hell or high water, this time it’s gonna be different...

Come hell or high water, this time it’s gonna be different...

installation view, 0 to 60: The Experience of Time in Contemporary Art, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 2013, 8 feet 10 inches x 41 ½ feet, mixed media wall installation