College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Artist and Scholar Program Welcomes Performance, Installation Artist Stacey L. Kirby

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stacey L. Kirby is on campus for a seven-week residency as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Visiting Artist and Scholar Program.

The Durham-based artist will be working primarily in the Art and Art History Department and also with Centro Hispano and the Gender Studies and Research Center. Kirby’s work is intended to prompt dialogue about identity, community, civil rights, LGBTQI rights and immigration. 

Over the past decade, Kirby has developed a series of “performative interactions,” or performances set within art installations that are activated by viewer participation. She will give a free public lecture and presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the Cultural Arts Building, Room 2033.

Kirby holds a dual degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in studio art and journalism and mass communication. She is a past recipient of the ArtPrize Eight Juried Grand Prize; the NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists; ArtPrize Pitch Night Grant for North Carolina and an Indies Arts Award from INDY Week (formerly the Independent Weekly).

Established in 2019, the CAS Visiting Artist and Scholar Program brings visiting faculty members from different specialties to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and applied learning.

-- Caroline Cropp