I’m Stacey Combs, AKA stace of spades, a freelance illustrator & surface designer living in South Minneapolis. I enjoy food, music, travel, and long walks on the beach (or MN State Park Trails). Most of the time I work while listening to classical renditions of video game soundtracks.
The more I art that I make, the more I want to make (functional) art that I would've coveted as a kid. I've always loved stationery, crafting, decorating notes, and organizing. Writing people letters and giving gifts are really special things. So is making art that inspires creativity in kids- whether they're young or just young-at-heart!
I make a ton of pop art, but I also follow my heart and paint realistic portraits of things like wet peaches and cans of beer. I just try to have fun with it all, and I hope others do, too! We deserve to smile and have pretty artwork in our lives.
I start by making an illustration (either with watercolor + gouache, or digital on my iPad), then I scan it into the computer. From there, I'll make cards, prints, stickers, you name it. I do almost everything myself! I print, fold, cut, laminate, and package it all by hand.
Stacey / stace of spades
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries you may have!
(note: sometimes my replies end up in your junk mail)
Illustration / Surface Design / Pattern Design / Fine Art Commissions / Collaborations / Print & Digital Design / Wholesale & Consignment
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stace of spades
PO Box 18691
Minneapolis MN 55418
SELECTED COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION WORK
Home Illustrations - Maison Realty Group
Custom Paintings- Francis Burger Joint
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/
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.
SELECTED MARKETS + FAIRS
Northeast Farmers Market
Unglued Craft Fest
Powderhorn Art Fair
Made By Hands
Edina Art Fair
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