Gracelee Lawrence


Gracelee and the Great Wall

Gracelee Lawrence recently finished a year as a Visiting Artist in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University on a 2016-17 Luce Scholars Fellowship and completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at the University of Texas at Austin. Gracelee graduated from Guilford College as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in Sculpture and minors in Spanish and Art History. She is a Co-Founder/Director of Pig & Pony, the Founder/Director of the Virtual Studio Visit Network, Co-Founder of Mesa Fronteriza, a contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center Blog and a member of the collective Material Girls.  In 2017 she had two solo exhibitions in Thailand and has held solo exhibitions across the United States. Gracelee is 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 artist, writer, cook, traveler, macramé enthusiast, lifelong horsewoman, and Bagel Babe.

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