• an image of Stacey holding an eyeball that she painted up to her face like it's hers. the iris is purple and the skin is green.
  • a selfie that Stacey took at Badlands National Park. She isn't wearing makeup, and her hair is blowing in the breeze with mountains in the background.

hi.

I’m Stacey Combs, AKA stace of spades, a freelance illustrator & surface pattern designer living in South Minneapolis. I enjoy good food, music, travel, and long walks on the beach (and MN State Park Trails). Most of the time I work while listening to classical renditions of video game soundtracks. 

While my shop has something for everyone, my work is pretty darn quirky. I fall somewhere between fine art and stationery shop, and I think that makes me stand out (even if it does displace me sometimes). I make a ton of nerdy pop art stuff, but I also follow my weird heart and paint realistic portraits of things like wet peaches and cans of beer. I just try to have fun with it all.

I start by making an illustration (usually with watercolor + gouache, but sometimes digital, too), then I scan it in. From there, I'll make cards, prints, and stickers. I do everything myself! I print, fold, cut, laminate, and package it all by hand. 

Check out the events page and come see me in person! You can also visit my portfolio, Instagram, or Twitch channel to learn a little more about what I do!

xo,
Stacey / stace of spades

CONTACT

Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries you may have!

SERVICES

Illustration / Surface Design / Pattern Design / Fine Art Commissions / Collaborations / Print & Digital Design / Wholesale & Consignment

SEND ME MAIL
stace of spades
PO Box 18691
Minneapolis MN 55418

LIMITED CV

SELECTED COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION WORK

Home Illustrations - Maison Realty Group

Merchandise Design - Caydence Records and Coffee

Poster Illustration + Merchandise Design - Lissie

Spot Illustrations - Growler Magazine

Poster Illustration + Merchandise Design - Jillian Rae

Poster Designs - Blackbird Revolt

Album Artwork - Fort Wilson Riot, Teal Vessel

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/ IN PRINT

2021 Nystrom, Amy. Let it Rip! The Art of the Fart. Wise Ink

2020 Love Me, Love My Belly Issue 5, ‘Zine. Porkbelly Press

2020 The Big Coloring Book of First Avenue (Parts 1 & 2), Coloring Books for a Cause

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

SELECTED PRESS

2021 Shoutout Atlanta. “Meet Stacey Combs: illustrator + artist / stace of spades” January 12.

2020 Eukel, Jennie. “stace of spades - Artist Podcast.” Twin Cities Design Scene, September 2.

2020 Berry, Dru. “Artists Launch Coloring Books for a Cause.” Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, March 25.

2019 Busche, Kelly. “Within 24 hours of being up, abortion-rights billboard vandalized in Duluth,” Duluth News Tribune, November 20.

2019 Thorpe, Emily. “Meet Our #WCW Stacey Combs,” Do You Endo, February 20.

2018 “Meet a Creative: stace of spades,” Blackbird Revolt.

SELECTED MARKETS + FAIRS

Northeast Farmers Market

Jackalope Art Fair

Powderhorn Art Fair

Made By Hands

Minneapolis Craft Market Events

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Salon Ori, St. Paul MN

2019    Art Heals: stace of spades, Wellness Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN

2019    Glam Doll Donuts- Eat Street, Minneapolis MN

2019 Modist Brewing, Minneapolis MN

2018    Curaga, Farm Table Foundation, Amery WI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 MPLSArt Sketchbook Project Exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2020 Persistence, Ramsey County Historical Society. St Paul. MN

2019 Billboard, Minnesota Billboard Project. St. Paul & Duluth 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

2017/18/20    Raging Art On, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN