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BLACK LIVES MATTER (Tranformation), 2016. Composition gold leaf on paper; 52 x 81 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Stacy Lynn Waddell

October 4, 2016 - October 8, 2016

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Stacy Lynn Waddell creates works that structure sites of intersection between both real and imagined aspects of history and culture. 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.

Waddell's large-scale work, Manifest, is included in the Gibbes Museum's exhibition The Things We Carry (May 28–October 9, 2016). This fall, she will participate in the groundbreaking exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art that opens at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC) and travels to the Speed Art Museum (Louisville, Kentucky) during Spring 2017. She currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC.