Carla Stetson

Art Discipline: 
Willseyville, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Feb 13, 2023 to Mar 24, 2023

Carla Stetson currently lives and works in a barn built in 1840 that she converted into her studio, home and Sky Barn Apiaries on four acres near Ithaca, New York.  Her mixed-media work explores interrelationships between natural and cultural domains. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA) and Vermont College (MFA), she taught art at Ithaca College for twelve years, and now works full time in her studio.  Previously, she lived in Duluth, Minnesota, where she is best known for public sculpture, especially the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, the first large-scale memorial to victims of a lynching in the United States. Her residency awards include DRAW International in France; the McColl Center in Charlotte; The Saltonstall Foundation in New York; and the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming. She received grants from the Puffin Foundation, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.