Meet Bree Stallings

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Bree Stallings is North Carolina-native multi-media artist, illustrator, writer and activist. In recent news, her partnership with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and Behailu Academy has provided the opportunity for 2 large-scale public art murals in designated "food deserts" and she was named the first-ever Artist In Residence for the MCHD. She is also a HATCH Intensive Training Cohort Fellow as sponsored by C4 Atlanta, Artists As Change Agent Fellow of 2019 as sponsored by EmcArts, Artists Campaign School of 2017 (Detroit, MI) Fellow as sponsored by Fractured Atlas, the 2018 GOLD Alumni Award Winner from Queens University of Charlotte and the 2017 Outstanding Leader In The Arts Award Winner from The Arts Empowerment Project. Her 2019 solo exhibition “Where I’m From” won “Best Art Show of the Year” by Queen City Nerve and her 2020 solo exhibition “To Be Seen And Celebrated” sold 135 paintings to benefit the Brookhill Village Vision Fund. She also recently wrapped up Gaston County's largest mural project called "Flourish" in partnership with the United Way and was awarded a Cultural Vision Grant from the Arts + Science Council to complete a community mural project called "Holding Space" with Time Out Youth. She is a two-time "Best Muralist" and a recent "Best New Hire" as voted by her peers in Queen City Nerve. In 2022, she was the Artist in Residence at Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland and in 2023 she was an Artist in Residence at Chateau d'Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France. Currently, she serves as the Director of Artistic Experiences for Blumenthal Performing Arts, where she oversees the curation and deployment of millions of dollars through the Charlotte International Arts Festival, Artists In Theaters program, We Are Hip Hop brand and dozens more local creative opportunities.

Videos

"Where I'm From" is a solo exhibition presented by Bree Stallings in April of 2019 at Alchemy Gallery. The night was paired with a one-man show performance by acclaimed poet Jay Ward called "Things I Would Say" where he explored what it's like to grow up being biracial in the South. The thematic elements of Where I'm From are home in its many iterations, generational healing and the fine line between truth telling and secret keeping. Videography by Drew Baron of Baron Media.

Ladies To The Front is a Community Mural Project funded by Living Walls Atlanta, in part by Culture Labs. The murals live at Camp North End and feature the artworks of Bree Stallings, Elisa Sanchez and Sloane Siobhan with curriculum for group partners written by Bree Stallings around the theme "What Does It Mean To Be A Woman In Charlotte?" Videography by Josephine Figueroa.