Stacy A. Arman is currently a senior at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Stacy received early childhood training in fine arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Later Stacy attended the only public arts high school in the state, Boston Arts Academy, as a visual arts major. Stacy then attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where her work was mostly textile based. At this time, her main focus was what she calls “catering to the consumer”, which consisted of mostly fabric and pattern design. When Stacy transferred to Mass College of Art, her professors lead her to making work that focused less on the consumer and more on expressing her own voice. She then realized that there are biases surrounding women of color, simply because their hair texture. Since then, she has been using techniques that she’s learned through studying textiles and basketry to make head pieces that bring awareness to these biases. Stacy believes that her work is becoming more sculptural. After graduation, she plans to enroll in a masters degree in sculpture. Stacy’s work is influenced by Sonya Clark, Simone Leigh, Joanne Petit Frere and Shani Crowe.

 
 
 

Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2019

Exhibitions

2019 LUX, Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2019 All School Show, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2019 The Theresa Show: Fiber Arts Exhibit & Silent Auction, Harriet Tubman Gallery, Boston, MA

2018 Culture Shock 2.0, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2018 Third Annual MassArt Student Scholarship Event, AFK Group LLC, Boston, MA

2018 All School Show, North Crackatorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2018 The Theresa Show: Fiber Arts Exhibit & Silent Auction, Harriet Tubman Gallery, Boston, MA

2017 Materialism, ArtBlock, Boston, MA

2017 All School Show, Presidents Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Awards

2019, Theresa-India Young Ethnic Weaving Scholarship, Theresa India Young Foundation

2018, AFK Group Scholarship Award, AFK Group LLC