Dr. Carol Mickett is an artist, philosopher, and part of a collaborative art team with artist Robert Stackhouse. Mickett worked for over a decade in academia, holds her Ph.D. in philosophy, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude. Mickett received numerous grants, presents lectures, performs in theater productions, and has published essays, poems, and interviews in Canadian Philosophical Review, Hypatia, Prairie Schooner, and New Letters among others. She was the host/curator of Art Laureate Conversations for Creative Pinellas and for Our Town at the Dali Museum and the host/producer of Art Radio in Kansas City, MO. She sits on the Tarpon Springs, FL, Sustainability Board, the Pinellas County Urban League Board, and NPARE (North Pinellas Advocates for Racial Equity).
Carol Mickett and her art partner Robert Stackhouse have been making art collaboratively for over 22 years. They make both two-dimensional and three-dimensional place-appropriate art that focuses on water and water related issues. Museums, private collectors, commercial developers, and state and local governments commission their work.
During their years of collaboration, Mickett and Stackhouse have been featured guest artists at the International Print Symposium in Cortona, Italy, completed a 160 ton Indiana limestone sculpture for the Michael Graves Artspark in Indianapolis, installed a twenty-eight foot bronze walk-through sculpture commissioned by the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, and created a 42-foot long walk-through stainless steel and glass sculpture with a 72 foot long mosaic of the rapids of the James River in the lobby of Gateway Plaza in downtown, Richmond, VA.
In 2020, Mickett and Stackhouse were the Creative Pinellas Art Laureates and honored in 2021 with a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Critic Award for the science conversations they conducted during their Expanding Waters exhibition at the Creative Pinellas Gallery. They were honored to be Artists-At-Sea in 2021 aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s ocean research vessel Falkor.