In late 2017 Gracelee Lawrence returned from 15 months as a Visiting Artist in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University on a Luce Scholars Fellowship. She completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and graduated from Guilford College in 2011 as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in Sculpture. She is a co-founder of Pig & Pony, founder of the Virtual Studio Visit Network, previously a contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center Blog and member of the collective MATERIAL GIRLS. In 2017 she had two solo exhibitions in Thailand and one in Pittsburgh, PA at Bunker Projects. Gracelee was a 2016-17 Luce Scholars Fellow, a recipient of the 2015 UMLAUF Prize, 2013 Eyes Got It Prize, and the 2011-12 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She is also an enthusiastic dancer, writer, cook, traveler, macramé enthusiast, lifelong horsewoman, and Bagel Babe.
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