Whitney & Micah Stansell bio

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Micah  and  Whitney  Stansell,  husband  and  wife  and  frequent collaborators, live and work in College Park, GA.  Their body of work ranges from fibers, sculpture, painting and drawing, to single and multi-channel film and video works, and installations.  The Stansells’ work often explores  ideas  of  family  history,  narrative  traditions,  and  binary relationships that pull from contemporary issues influenced and informed by environment and location. Much of their interest in narrative stems from the rich Southern tradition of storytelling.

The Stansells’ work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art  in  America,  Moviemaker  Magazine,  FiberARTS  Magazine,  and  the Atlanta  Journal  and  Constitution.  Exhibiting  in  galleries,  museums, contemporary art centers, and film festivals, the Stansells’ work has been experienced in cities around the world including Beijing, Vienna, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta and can be found in the permanent collections  of  the  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art  of  Georgia,  Cornell University, and SCAD-Atlanta and Hong Kong.  Their work has received several awards, most recently the 2013 Herradura Art Prize, Artadia Award, MOCA GA’s Working Artist Fellowship, a Special Jury Prize at the Atlanta Film Festival, Next Frame award for screenwriting, and the Forward Arts Foundation Grant among others.