Your Host: Stacy Scibelli
Stacy Scibelli is an artist and designer originally from New York. Having served as faculty for several academic institutions, including Rutgers University, SUNY, and Parsons: The New School, and as visiting artist at Olin College and RISD, she has worked extensively advising students along their creative pathway and has years of experience generating creativity and accessing the flow state. Stacy’s experience with curricular development and program coordination, as well as having the honor of participating as an Artist in Residence at Mass MOCA, Otis College of Art in Los Angeles, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Intercultural Odysseys in Costa Rica, has generated a vested interest in communal art making and residency programming. Additionally, as an original founding member of The Shirey in Brooklyn, Stacy has cultivated a passion for collective art spaces and the connections made through sharing the sacred space of intentional making and meaningful work. Stacy travels with students internationally regularly, facilitating service learning through institutions and companies such as Rustic Pathways, sharing her passion for exploration and learning through positive action and responsible education. She is a recipient of a Mass MOCA Assets for Artists grant, a Franklin Furnace Grant, and a project grant from Possible Futures in Atlanta GA. Her habit of regularly submitting to many different opportunities makes her a good sounding board for anyone struggling to assemble an application. Stacy has exhibited at Field Projects, Proof Gallery, Present Company, and The Parlour Bushwick in Brooklyn, the Danforth Art Museum, and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, in addition to performing at Dixon Place, the Slipper Room, and various other venues.
This particular version of All Is Leaf is very special to Stacy, as she attended a residency at Mass MoCA a few years ago and was granted and Assets for Artists grant early on in her career which helped support and encourage healthy and focused art-making. During her first visit Mass MoCA in 1999, she decided to pursue a career in the arts while beholding the permanent installation of Joseph Beuys “Lightning with Stag in its Glare”. The Berkshires holds a special place in her heart, as she grew up in the vicinity, she hopes to be able to bring some of the warmth, inspiration, and knowledge of the area to this All Is Leaf experience.
During the residency, Stacy will be available for dialogue and assistance on the art making process, concept development, and future applications. Stacy will be preparing the meals and arranging all of the excursions, which are totally optional but also open to suggestion and collaboration. Stacy is currently Artist in Residence at Arts, Letters, and Numbers (http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/) in Averill Park NY. She will be in residence at the Vermont Studio Center (https://vermontstudiocenter.org/) in October, and is participating in the Labor Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2020 (https://sfai.org/labor-residency/labor-artists/).