Stacey M. Holloway received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2009, her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design/IUPUI in 2006, and, recently, became the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Holloway was employed by Herron School of Art and Design as their Sculpture Technician and Instructor of Sculpture, 3D Design, and Sculpture Foundry Methods. Holloway is an active national installation-based artist and sculptor that focuses on the transformation and growth on individuals as they mature.
Through the exploration of storytelling and ethology, she constructs sculptural stills that represent anxieties and fears that collide with a world of ambiguous subconsciousness. Her work takes the viewer on a journey to discover the idea of “home.”
Holloway has exhibited throughout the Midwest, South and East Coast in galleries such as Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY; FM Gallery, Chicago, IL; Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, IN; Huntsville Museum of Art, AL; Edington Gallery in Three Oaks, MI; Artfields Competition in Lake City, SC; Gallery13 in Minneapolis, MN; and InLight Richmond in Richmond, VA. Holloway has received distinguished awards such as the 2010 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship through the Efroymson Family Fund: Central Indiana Community Foundation in Indianapolis and the Juror’s Choice Award at the “Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art” at the Huntsville Museum of Art
I am a visual storyteller. The form of the narrative has been used for centuries to entertain, to preserve culture and to instill morals. Stories can be used to bridge cultures, languages and age barriers. Similar to Aesop, my interests lie in the animal realm and by using specific animal attributes to explore how our formative process make up who we might become, or who we are attempting to become. Animal forms, architectural drafting and installations become the place for metaphors and narratives of uncertainty and longing.
I’m often drawn to items that have a story to tell. My mixed media installations are created from a series of parts, collections and recycled objects that are appropriated and combined with traditional carving, woodworking, casting, and fabricated structures. Similar to Surrealist artists, my hyper-exaggerated constructions investigate the subconscious and the balance of instinct and ethics.