Micah and Whitney Stansell | Guests | deFINE ART 2014

Photograph by Dustin Chambers.

Micah and Whitney Stansell

Whitney Stansell (M.F.A., painting, 2008) and her husband Micah are frequent collaborators who live and work in College Park, Georgia. Their body of work ranges from fibers, sculpture, painting and drawing to single and multichannel film and video works, as well as installations. The Stansells’ work often explores ideas of family history, narrative traditions and binary relationships that pull from contemporary issues influenced and informed by environment and location. Much of their interest in narrative stems from the rich Southern tradition of storytelling.

Exhibiting in galleries, museums, contemporary art centers and film festivals, the Stansells’ work has been featured in cities around the world including Beijing; Vienna; Miami, Florida; New York; Los Angeles, California; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Awards and honors

  • Herradura Art Prize
  • Artadia Award
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Working Artist Project fellowship
  • Special Jury Prize, Atlanta Film Festival
  • NextFrame award
  • Forward Arts Foundation award

On the Web

Permanent collections

  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • SCAD Atlanta
  • SCAD Hong Kong


  • Art in America
  • MovieMaker magazine
  • Fiberarts magazine
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution