Bio / Statement:

I am an artist + illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 75% of the time I work while listening to Final Fantasy soundtracks. I am self-taught, 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 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.


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LIMITED CV:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    stace of spades, Glam Doll Donuts, Minneapolis MN (forthcoming)

2019    stace of spades, Pizza Lucé, Minneapolis MN

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

2019 Spitting Image, Eagan Art House, Eagan MN

2019 Honestly, Tho, Prøve Gallery, Duluth MN

2019 Unicorn Art Show 5, Artspace Jackson Flats, Minneapolis MN. Hosted by 
The Otherworldly Arts Collective.

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

2017/18    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    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

PRESS

2019 Thorpe, Emily. “Meet Our #WCW Stacey Combs,” Do You Endo, February 20, 2019.
https://doyouendo.com/2019/02/20/wcw-stacey-combs

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

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019 Aotearotica Vol. 6, ‘Zine. February 2019.
http://aotearotica.co.nz/

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

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2019    Poster Illustration + Design, Jillian Rae

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    Logo and Merchandise Design, Private Oates

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

2017/18/19   Made By Hands, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis MN

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

San Francisco CA 

Bloomington MN 

Duluth MN

Minneapolis MN

Austin TX

ORGANIZATIONS

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls