Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse are a collaborative team whose 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art is focused on water and climate issues. Mickett and Stackhouse were the 2020 Creative Pinellas Art Laureates and received a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Critic Award for their science conversations. They were Artists-At-Sea, in 2021, aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s ocean-research vessel Falkor. In 2022, during their show, Balance of Water, at the Leepa Rattner Museum, they received an NEA grant for their community project Cool Pinellas (icecubeproject.com). WEDU’s (FL Public Television) 8-part YouTube digital series, High Water Marks, “explores how their art and activism intersect to bring awareness and understanding to issues facing our environment.” Their show Circle of Water runs through January 2024 at the Wild Space Gallery of Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation in the Factory. Their collaborative work is in numerous private and public collections worldwide.
Carol Mickett worked for over a decade in academia and holds her Ph.D. in philosophy. Mickett has received numerous grants, presents lectures, performs in theater, 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.
Robert Stackhouse holds an MA in art from the Univ. of Maryland and an honorary doctorate from the University of South Florida. Stackhouse taught at the Corcoran College of Art and has held endowed chairs at the University of Denver, Hartford Art School and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His individual work can be found in museum collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, The National Gallery of Australia, the Phillips Collection, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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