STACIE MCCORMICK (b. 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a multi-disciplined artist based in London, UK.

Stacie McCormick’s practice follows the principle of discovery by manifesting the accident within the abstract and gestural arena. Her works are often concerned with the unexpected found and recorded in photography, poetry, video as well as sound.
Working mainly on paper and canvas, a methodology of getting out of the way, the removal of thought and allowing the materials to take over, then coaxing the sublime when it emerges and endeavouring to know when to stop and not destroy what has evolved, is central to her process. With a strong relationship to calligraphy, she follows a reduction of the palette to one or two colours of paint, with self made squeegees and brushes into a place of allowing just the gesture. Excited by the density of the painting and the need to navigate the light in order to engage and grasp the work, darkness becomes the opposite of the digital experience, lit from without, rather than backlit: encouraging to take time, slow down and inhabit.

As Director and Founder of Workshop Foundation and Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, Stacie McCormick started and facilitates two Artist Residencies, including the Radical Residency® programme.

EDUCATION


2001

Master of Arts, City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK

1984

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alabama, Alabama, US

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Little Paintings Large, Taylor Howes, London, UK

2017

In Search of Paintings, Meno Parkas, Kaunas, LIT

2016

Collision, Collaboration with Jelena Bulajic, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Onslaught Undone, Meno Parkas, Kaunas, LIT

2019

We Sing the Body Electric , Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London UK

We can only have fun on certain days, Warbling x Stour Space, London, UK

The Fight, Kunstgenerator, Geneva, CH

Void (EmpireII), Venice, IT

Miniscule II, Biennale Venice, Venice, IT

Minimal Compact, Museo MACO, Oaxaca, MX

2018

Onslaught Undone, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Protocol, Q-Park Cavendish Square, London

Empire II, Paris Le 100 ECS, Paris, FR

We Could be Heroes, Martha Parsey Project Space, Cologne, DE

Empire II, Haus Gallery, Tallinn, EE

One for One, The Concept Space Gallery, London, UK

Hospital Rooms 20 x 20, Griffin Gallery, London, UK

Auto-Destruct, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

MAKING PAINTING, Freie Internationale Akademie, Amorbach, DE

Cloud Concrete Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

2017

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Crash, Frieze Alternative Show, London, UK

PIY Paint Lounge Arch 12, Bohemia Place, London, UK

Empire II, Biennale Venice, Venice Castello 30122, Venice, IT

Chinese Open ‘Year of the Rooster’, Leicester Square, London, UK

Beyond, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

2016

Space, Q Park, Leicester Square, London, UK

2015

Silent Movies, Q Park, Cavendish Square, London, UK

 

AS CURATOR

2019

Radical Residency® !!! 10 artists 1 Month 1 Show

Auto-Destruct, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, Crosslane Project, Cumbria

Steve Carr, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Cedric Christie, Jean Luc Dubin, Lee Holden, Simon Liddiment, Stacie McCormick, Graeme Miller, Elena Montesinos, Owen Oppenheimer, Ben Philpott, Jay Price, Pascal Rousson, Rebecca Scott, Gavin Turk and Tisna Westerhof

2018

Fuse of Air, This Body, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Bryan Reedy

2018

Auto-Destruct, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Steve Carr, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Cedric Christie, Jean Luc Dubin, Lee Holden, Simon Liddiment, Stacie McCormick, Graeme Miller, Elena Montesinos, Owen Oppenheimer, Ben Philpott, Jay Price, Pascal Rousson, Rebecca Scott, Gavin Turk and Tisna Westerhof

2017

Cloud Concrete, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Barry Reigate, Anna Reading, Tim Garwood, Tess Williams, Stacie McCormick and Mike Ballard

2017

Rubber Chink-Clink Adieu, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Michal Raz, Gabriela Giroletti, Henry Tyrrell, Bryan Reedy and Cecilia Charlton

2017

Future Absurdities, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Thomas Langley

2017

Gross Domestic Product, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Hermione Allsopp

2017

Inarticulate Landscapes, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Kate Fahey, Benedicte Emsens, Kate Boucher

2017

The Space is Occupied, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Rebecca Byrne, Wendy Saunders