Stacy-Lynn Waddell was born in 1966 in Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1993, before pursuing her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which she completed in 2007. Since graduating, her art career has been on the rise. She was chosen as a finalist for the Factor Prize for Southern Art in 2008, and was selected as a 2010 recipient for the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. In 2009, she was also accepted as a resident artist for the Project Row Houses Residency, Houston. Recent solo exhibitions include “UltraSuper,” Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, Durham (2011); “The Evidence of Things Unseen,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro and Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, (2010-2011); “water/weight,” Branch Gallery, Durham (2008); and “From That Point On,” The John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham (2008). In 2010, Waddell was commissioned by the NCMA to create a “billboard” for our ongoing project, Park Pictures, as part of our series Art Has No Boundaries, to encourage visitors to actively explore the Museum Park.
Waddell has been included in a number of group exhibitions since 2007, including but not limited to: “0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,” NCMA (2013); “Configured,” Benrimon Contemporary, New York (2012); “After Henry Tanner: African American Artists Since 1940,” Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2012); “The Bearden Project,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2011); “here,” Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2011); “Mirror Image: Women Portraying Women,” NCMA (2011); “Open Season,” Flanders Gallery, Raleigh (2010); “30 Seconds Off An Inch,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2009); “Home Space Place,” Round 30, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2009); “40th Anniversary 2008 Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro (2008); “Heroes,” Lump Gallery, Raleigh (2008); “Printed: North Carolina Printmakers,” Greenhill Center for NC Art, Greensboro (2008); “Homegrown Southeast,” SECCA, Winston-Salem (2007); and “New Currents in Contemporary Art,” Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill (2007).
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