Gracelee’s work deals with relationships between food, the body, and technology. It is born in the transfigurative space between physical and digital reality, exploring the ways in which bodies are both gendered and metaphorically fragmented in terms of capitalist-driven material desires, physical sustenance, and the digital spaces we inhabit.
In the past several years Gracelee has been fortunate to attend more than seventeen residency programs in the US and abroad with more scheduled in 2019. In late 2017 she returned from 15 months as a Visiting Artist in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University and assistant to artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook 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 as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in Sculpture. She is a co-founder of Pig & Pony, a longtime contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center Blog and member of the feminist collective MATERIAL GIRLS. 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 an enthusiastic dancer, writer, cook, traveler, macramé enthusiast, lifelong horsewoman, and Bagel Babe.
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