ARTIST SUBMITTED BIO
Stacy Renee is an artist based out of Wichita, KS; and has been active in the local arts community since 2008. Stacy lives with her husband and fellow artist, Alex Walker, and their three cats Fiona, Bubby, and Tenzing. She spent some time in Puerto Rico and South Florida when she was younger and it was there that she developed a focused creative vision and style. The color of the environment and the culture really influenced her work, and she brought that vision back to Wichita, where she was raised. Stacy was born, in McKinney, TX, but was brought to Wichita by her parents shortly after.
While in Florida Stacy did several live performance pieces, creating paintings in front of audiences at hotel parties and clubs. Her first show was a group show in Miami's Wynwood art district, which was part of the international art festival Art Basel. In Wichita, Stacy continues to show and sell her work; exhibiting at Rock Island Live, Melange Jewelry, City Arts, The Bomb Shelter, The Phoenix, The Go Away Garage, The Alibi Room, Bob Schwan Studios, artAID, Friends University, The Vagabond, Molino's Mexican Cuisine, the Workroom, Vertigo 232, Walnut St. Gallery, WSU Shiftspace, and Meads Corner so far.
Stacy prefers to paint on wood or panel and employs acrylics, latex, and Sumi ink for their fast drying time and a vast array of colors. She works swiftly; as she finds a concise vision and breakneck passion vital for the desired expressiveness in her art. A large 4’x4’ painting can take less than a week to create, or sometimes longer, she likes to work organically with the ebb and flow of mental ideas and emotion building up to a moment of expression. Stacy also imbues into the work the quality of simplicity but also complexity; the complex emotions in life can be seen in her washes of color and brushstrokes, as well as the simplicity that can be found in a single focal point, or less detail. Often she focuses on one subject matter, tying colors and symbols together to add to the meaning and emotion the viewer will see in the painting. The message she brings to the world through her art is the beauty of the female form, portraying women as being strong, subtle meanings and symbols about current world issues, and whatever complexities lie within the creation process and the character that she creates.