STACEY L KIRBY

is creating Performance and Installation Art

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Stacey L. Kirby is a queer artist based in Durham, North Carolina. For over a decade, Kirby has combined installation and performance to create 'performative interactions' in alternative, private and public spaces. Fueled by the current political climate and ethnographic research, her work addresses issues of identity, citizenship and civil rights. Kirby invites visitors to become active participants and performers in her work to empower the voice within all of us.

Kirby is a recipient of the ArtPrize Eight Juried Grand Prize, a NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists, an ArtPrize Pitch Night Grant for North Carolina and an Indies Arts Award from the Indy Weekly (Durham, NC). She was a nominee for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award and a finalist for the 1858 Prize by the Gibbes Museum of Art for contemporary southern art (Charleston, SC). Kirby has also been awarded artist residencies throughout the U.S. including the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC) and Artspace (Raleigh, NC). She is also a recipient of grants from the Durham Arts Council and the United Arts Council of Wake County of North Carolina.

Kirby's work takes place in a various environments such as traditional art spaces, vacant historic buildings, protests, and on billboards. Kirby has performed and exhibited at ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, MI), Meredith College (Raleigh, NC), the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Durham, NC), Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh, NC), North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (Charlotte, NC), Bard College, Flux Factory (Queens, NY), Fraction Workspace, (Chicago, IL), California State University in Fresno, Wellesley College (MA) and District Fine Arts, (Washington, DC). Her work is represented in the Duke University Rare Book Collection and other private collections.

Kirby was recently invited by 21c Museum Hotels to design a billboard in Durham, NC and offer her newest performance, CIVIL PRESENCE, as part of the national For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative. In 2019, Kirby will have a solo exhibition at Appalachian State University culminating in collaborative performances with students, staff and faculty. Additionally, Kirby is part of a year-long 60th anniversary at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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The Bureau Task Force Team
$5 or more per month
Welcome to the Bureau of Personal Belonging Task Force Team! As a member, you receive:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight on new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers

Civil Validation Committee
$50 or more per month
Welcome to the Civil Validation Committee! As a committee member, you will receive monthly:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight into new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• your name will be included in a framed list of committee members to be displayed on my website and during VALIDnation performances! (you may also remain anonymous if you prefer) 

Civil Presence Department Directors
$100 or more per month
Welcome to the Civil Presence Department! As a director with the department, you will receive monthly:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight on new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• a monthly handwritten letter with newly designed (potentially unreleased!) paperwork and/or stickers for projects


• your name will be included on my website and on a framed list of Civil Presence Department Directors to be displayed during all performances. (you may also remain anonymous if you prefer) 

The Bureau of Personal Belonging Board
$400 or more per month
Welcome to the The Bureau of Personal Belonging Board! As a board member, you receive:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• an update on upcoming performances and insight on new projects that are in the incubation stage directly to your email inbox


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• a handwritten letter with newly designed paperwork and stickers for projects 


• your name and head shot will be framed with other board members and displayed during all performances!! (you can remain anonymous if you prefer, of course.)


• a LIMITED-EDITION ARTIST BOOK* documenting each performance after they occur. Contents of the book may include: collage, drawings, handwritten personal accounts from the performances, images of performance/installation, digital scans of handwritten responses by participants during performances. 


*Patron will receive an artist book within 3 months of the first performance after their initial subscription date. 


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Stacey L. Kirby is a queer artist based in Durham, North Carolina. For over a decade, Kirby has combined installation and performance to create 'performative interactions' in alternative, private and public spaces. Fueled by the current political climate and ethnographic research, her work addresses issues of identity, citizenship and civil rights. Kirby invites visitors to become active participants and performers in her work to empower the voice within all of us.

Kirby is a recipient of the ArtPrize Eight Juried Grand Prize, a NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists, an ArtPrize Pitch Night Grant for North Carolina and an Indies Arts Award from the Indy Weekly (Durham, NC). She was a nominee for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award and a finalist for the 1858 Prize by the Gibbes Museum of Art for contemporary southern art (Charleston, SC). Kirby has also been awarded artist residencies throughout the U.S. including the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC) and Artspace (Raleigh, NC). She is also a recipient of grants from the Durham Arts Council and the United Arts Council of Wake County of North Carolina.

Kirby's work takes place in a various environments such as traditional art spaces, vacant historic buildings, protests, and on billboards. Kirby has performed and exhibited at ArtPrize (Grand Rapids, MI), Meredith College (Raleigh, NC), the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (Durham, NC), Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh, NC), North Carolina Museum of Art, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design (Charlotte, NC), Bard College, Flux Factory (Queens, NY), Fraction Workspace, (Chicago, IL), California State University in Fresno, Wellesley College (MA) and District Fine Arts, (Washington, DC). Her work is represented in the Duke University Rare Book Collection and other private collections.

Kirby was recently invited by 21c Museum Hotels to design a billboard in Durham, NC and offer her newest performance, CIVIL PRESENCE, as part of the national For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative. In 2019, Kirby will have a solo exhibition at Appalachian State University culminating in collaborative performances with students, staff and faculty. Additionally, Kirby is part of a year-long 60th anniversary at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Tiers
The Bureau Task Force Team
$5 or more per month
Welcome to the Bureau of Personal Belonging Task Force Team! As a member, you receive:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight on new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers

Civil Validation Committee
$50 or more per month
Welcome to the Civil Validation Committee! As a committee member, you will receive monthly:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight into new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• your name will be included in a framed list of committee members to be displayed on my website and during VALIDnation performances! (you may also remain anonymous if you prefer) 

Civil Presence Department Directors
$100 or more per month
Welcome to the Civil Presence Department! As a director with the department, you will receive monthly:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• a monthly update via email on upcoming performances, insight on new projects in the incubation stage and personal stories from participants/performers


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• a monthly handwritten letter with newly designed (potentially unreleased!) paperwork and/or stickers for projects


• your name will be included on my website and on a framed list of Civil Presence Department Directors to be displayed during all performances. (you may also remain anonymous if you prefer) 

The Bureau of Personal Belonging Board
$400 or more per month
Welcome to the The Bureau of Personal Belonging Board! As a board member, you receive:


• a packet of stickers and buttons from projects with a personal letter of gratitude in the mail


• an update on upcoming performances and insight on new projects that are in the incubation stage directly to your email inbox


• monthly visual journal entry with photos, drawings or collages of new inspiration and research for future projects


• a handwritten letter with newly designed paperwork and stickers for projects 


• your name and head shot will be framed with other board members and displayed during all performances!! (you can remain anonymous if you prefer, of course.)


• a LIMITED-EDITION ARTIST BOOK* documenting each performance after they occur. Contents of the book may include: collage, drawings, handwritten personal accounts from the performances, images of performance/installation, digital scans of handwritten responses by participants during performances. 


*Patron will receive an artist book within 3 months of the first performance after their initial subscription date.