SFUAD Studio Arts Faculty Member Jane Lackey Honored with Prestigious American Craft Council Award

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Lackey was also inducted into the ACC College of Fellows for her extraordinary artistic ability

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Lauren Eichmann

Santa Fe, N.M.—Oct. 21, 2014—Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) Studio Arts’ faculty member Jane Lackey recently received an American Craft Council (ACC) Award, one of only seven artists nationally who were awarded the prestigious honor in 2014. The award is presented biannually to honor artists who are leaders and demonstrate achievement and service in the field of craft. Lackey was simultaneously inducted into the ACC College of Fellows, a peer-to-peer title bestowed to individuals based on their extraordinary artistic ability and more than 25 years of service dedicated to their discipline or career.

Known for her work in fiber art, Lackey is also interested in circuitry, maps and networks. She spent 17 years building the fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute before leading the fiber department at Cranbrook Academy of Art for nearly a decade. Now, Lackey serves as a contributing faculty member in SFUAD’s Studio Arts program.

“Jane is an example of the truly exceptional quality of our faculty,” said Linda Swanson, Dean of the SFUAD School of Visual and Communication Arts. “To each class she brings her experience and leadership in education, her engaged and dynamic studio practice, and her real commitment to students. I congratulate her on this much-deserved professional recognition.”

Lackey’s art has long been informed by cross-disciplinary intersections of drawing, sculpture and installation. In her practice, she slowly traces conceptual ideas within materialized, tangible form. Illusive aspects of movement, communication, physicality, perception and social interaction narrate the space and time of mapped systems. Her works are intimate and hand held or large scale and ambulatory.

Lackey’s work has been exhibited at Wellcome Trust, London, I Space, Chicago, Ashville Art Museum, North Carolina, Exit Art, NYC and Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. She has received grants from Artist Trust, Seattle, the NEA and the Illinois Arts Council. She has been awarded residency/fellowships from La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France, the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France and received the Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship sponsored by Japan-US Friendship Commission and the NEA for 2011. Her work is included in many private collections and in public and museum collections including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Michigan; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; The Wellcome Trust, London; Bio Science Research Building, UM, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Hallmark Fine Art Collection, Kansas City, Missouri and the James A. Michener Collection, Kent State, Ohio.

She received a BFA from the California College of the Arts and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

About SFUAD’s Art Department

The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers coursework in both materials-based studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics) and contemporary practice, such as installation, projected image, performance and video. Coursework in art history enriches and contextualizes this study. Faculty members are acclaimed artists with active careers, as well as mentors who support each student in finding his or her artistic voice. Students may earn a BA or BFA degree and can individualize and expand their program with electives from within the department or from other disciplines. They have the opportunity to exhibit in several campus galleries and to pursue internships within Santa Fe’s internationally renowned arts community as they prepare for successful careers as working artists and in arts-related fields. The Art Department is housed in the Visual Arts Center, a striking complex of buildings designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.

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