Laicee Blackwell

Karli’s Big Day Out

Medium: Cotton, Chenille, Various Other Hideously Beautiful Yarns

Dimensions (In INs): 82 x 51

Country: United States of America

Artist Bio

Laicee Blackwell, from Evansville Indiana, is a visual artist who creates large-scale sculptural textiles. Using processes of sewing, weaving, screen-printing, embellishment, and mined queer histories, they create what they call “queer maps” which explore their placement within queerness. Laicee’s work has been shown in exhibitions around the country at Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ, River Oaks Square Center Alexandria, LA, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Newkirk, OK, and Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA. They received their B.S. in Studio Art with an emphasis in sculpture from the University of Southern Indiana in 2018. They are currently working on their MFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University. There they hold a position as Instructor of Record for the Intro to Sculptural Practices course.

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