Stacy Lynn Waddell (b. North Carolina, 1966) lives and works in North Caroline. Recent solo exhibition include CANDICE MADEY, New York, NY (2021); Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA (2015); and Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (2011) Recent group exhibitions include The Art of the Ecstatic, KARMA, New York, NY (curated by Hilton Als) (2021); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2021); Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2018). Her work is in the collections of The Princeton Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Brooklyn Museum, among numerous other museums and private collections. In fall of 2022, Stacy will be a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow in Umbria, Italy. In 2017, she was an Artist-in-Residence at Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. She was a 2010 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Stacy Lynn Waddell’s work Goldenhot Butterfly Queen has been acquired for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society award, which supports the acquisition of significant works by a living female artist for a museum collection. This monumental gold leaf image brings together two figures in colonial history. Sarah Baartman (1789-1815), the so-called ‘Hottentot Venus’ and Thelma ‘Butterfly’ McQueen (1911-1995), the Hollywood actor, ‘Prissy’ from Gone with the Wind.