Bio / Statement:

Oh hi there... I am an artist and illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 75% of the time I work while listening to Final Fantasy soundtracks. I am a self-taught artist, but I’ve had a little help here and there.

I enjoy grungy ink line work and walks (of any length) on the beach. I would die for pizza and tacos but don't love taco pizza. My driving forces are pop culture, puns, mental health, and social justice / “norms.” Looking at my work, one might notice that I draw a lot of inspiration from the darkness in life. It all comes from a place of love, as I try to shine light on, and even make light of, that darkness when I can... which is really the best that any of us can do.

Featured photos © Kara Dupre Photography 2018.


for more information, commissions, collaborations, or submissions to my ongoing body positive series:


LIMITED CV:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Curaga, Farm Table Foundation, Amery WI

2018    stace of spades, Salon Ori, Saint Paul, MN

2017    The Art of stace of spades, Nighthawks Diner, Minneapolis MN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    I Don’t Own This, The Show Gallery Lowertown, St. Paul MN. Featured Artist.

2018    Raging Art On, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2018    Nature Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Special Recognition Award.

2017    Raging Art On, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2017    Small Paintings, Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing MN (juried by Sally Johnson of                     Groveland Gallery)

2017    Goopy Geezers, ‘Zine (print only, curated and published by Alex Gitlin/ Perineum Stew)

2017    Sq2 [Squared], Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN (curated by Cassie Garner, artist and                         gallery co-owner)

2017    Norseman Art Show, Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis MN

2017    WTF! A Feminist Art Exhibit, Studio 3 West & Prøve Gallery, Duluth MN

SELECTED MARKETS

2018    Bizarre Bazaar, Betty Danger’s, Minneapolis MN

2018    Open Casket, Casket Arts, Minneapolis MN

2018    Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2018    Craftstravaganza, Minneapolis MN

2017    No Coast Craft-O-Rama, Minneapolis MN

2017/18    Made By Hands, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis MN

PRESS

“Meet a Creative: stace of spades,” Blackbird Revolt, 2018. https://blackbirdrevolt.com/staceycombs/

Corey Atkins, “stace of spades,” Commune, June 29, 2017, http://www.jointhecommune.com/home/2017/6/29/stace-of-spades

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2018    Album Artwork, Fort Wilson Riot

2018    Poster Design, Blackbird Revolt

2018    Poster Design, Catbath

2018    Poster Design, Caydence Records & Coffee

2017    Merchandise Design, Carnage the Executioner

2017    Animated Illustration, Commune 

2017    T-Shirt Design, 80bot

2017    Logo and Merchandise Design, Private Oates

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

San Francisco CA 

Bloomington MN 

Duluth MN

Minneapolis MN

Austin TX

COLLECTIVES/ Groups

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls