Gracelee Lawrence (born 1989, Sanford, NC) creates sculptures that explore the relationships between food, the body, and technology. She has attended seven residency programs in the U.S. and abroad in 2018. She spent 15 months as a Visiting Artist in the Multidisciplinary Department of Art at Chiang Mai University on a Luce Scholars Fellowship in 2016–2017. She completed her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and graduated from Guilford College in 2011 as a Principled Problem Solving Scholar with an honors degree in sculpture. She is a cofounder of Pig & Pony, a longtime contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center Blog, and a founding member of the collective MATERIAL GIRLS. Gracelee was a 2016-17 Luce Scholars Fellow, a recipient of the 2015 UMLAUF Prize, 2013 Eyes Got It Prize, and the 2011-12 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She is currently an artist in residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY.
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