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:
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
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
“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
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
A Conspiracy of Strange Girls