Born in Dallas, Texas, Stacy Crabill is an artist whose work conveys her fascination with clever design and packaging, the colors and lure of candy, as well as vintage photos of performers. A prominent feature of her work is text from her abundant collection of fortune cookie messages.
Crabill received a BFA in painting with honors, from the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, where she was highly influenced by Paul Hartley, Ray Elmore, Michael Ehlbeck, and Leland Wallin. She has continued to further her education at The Penland School of Crafts and The Carrboro Arts Center, including study in ceramics, photography and encaustic painting. She has exhibited throughout North Carolina, including FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill and the Greenhill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, with recent solo exhibitions at Designbox in Raleigh, The Semans Gallery at the Durham Arts Council, the Durham Convention Center, and Delurk Gallery in Winston Salem. She is a 2012-2013 recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She lives and works in Hillsborough, NC.