J Stoner Blackwell

J Stoner Blackwell

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Fine Arts

Competition: US & Canada

J Stoner Blackwell is an artist and teacher originally from Louisiana. J’s works are called Neveruses (never·uses). Neveruses are hybrid painting-objects composed of recovered plastic bags and colored fibers such as wool yarn, silk thread, and patterned cloth. In exhibitions and performances, Neveruses invert painting conventions by thwarting the traditional protocols of form, use, and meaning. Their work has been exhibited in  venues such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Mackintosh Museum at the Glasgow School of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and MoMA PS1 in New York as well as in solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Paris. Their work was also included in Vitamin T: Threads + Textiles in Contemporary Art, published by Phaidon Press in 2019. Honors include a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and fellowships from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, ZKU Berlin, Santa Fe Art Institute, the Delfina Studio Trust in London, and the Corporation of Yaddo. J is a member of the visual arts faculty at Bennington College in Vermont and is represented by Kate MacGarry, London.

Photo Credit: Chloe Heymans

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