Stacey Dolen is a multimedia artist whose work is rooted in drawing and sculpture, and observation of nature. She has recently expanded into digital media with experiments in digital prints. The prints, including her series Reeds, Branches and Flowers, celebrate the variety and complexity of organic forms. In addition to these nature-inspired images, Dolen has produced Skinscapes, a body of work exploring the terrain of human skin. Metalworks: Revisited and Reconfigured is based on photographs of her biomorphic sculpture in steel, brass and copper. And finally, with Digital Drawings, Dolen invents new anatomical forms in a wide-ranging palette. “Sculpting” in a digital space by manipulating her own organic imagery has allowed Dolen to expand her work in new directions.
Stacey Dolen has shown widely in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, and Japan. Born and raised in New York, she holds a BA (English) from the University of Pennsylvania, studied drawing, painting and sculpture at the New York Studio School, and received her MFA (1990) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Fine Arts. While living in Pennsylvania, she was awarded a grant for sculpture from The Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts. Dolen has taught sculpture at both UPenn and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has lived and worked in Cincinnati for the past ten years and is a recent recipient of the Cincinnati Summerfair Aid to Individual Artists Award (2016).