About

Jace Stovall is a visual artist who is living and working in Louisville, Kentucky. Their work focuses on storytelling, identity, and intimacy, and how all of these things play into our everyday lives and interactions. In 2019, Jace created an illustrated story to accompany Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance” in collaboration with the Louisville Orchestra and the Kentucky College of Art + Design,

and in 2018 their Senior Thesis work – a video installation titled “a spACE” – was displayed in Louisville's Speed Art Museum. They have also shown work in Louisville's  Speed Cinema in 2016 and 2017. Jace is graduate of  Spalding University (Kentucky College of Art + Design), receiving a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Illustration.

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Education
2014 - 18  Kentucky College of Art and Design at Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky  

                 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a Concentration in Illustration

2010 - 14   Oldham County High School, Buckner, Kentucky 
 

Work Experience 
2018 - present  Administrative Assistant, Kentucky College of Art and Design, Louisville, Kentucky 

2018   Design Assistant, Kaufmann for Kentucky Senate Campaign, Louisville, Kentucky

2017    Animation intern, Rauch Planetarium, Louisville, Kentucky

2016 - 19  Sales Lead, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky

2014 - 15  Designer, Easy123 Art, La Grange, Kentucky

2014    After School Art Class Project Coordinator, Buckner Elementary, Buckner, Kentucky
 

Professional Experience 

2018   Gallery installation of KyCAD 2018 Gala exhibit, Louisville, Kentucky
2018   Gallery installation of KyCAD’s Senior Thesis Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky

2017   Gallery installation of Sensate Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky

2017   Featured on ARTxFM, Louisville, Kentucky

2017    Anne West writing workshop, Louisville, Kentucky

2014 - 17  Published in Spalding University’s Word Hotel

2016 - 18  Spalding Student Government Association senate member, Louisville, Kentucky

2015 - 18  KyCAD’s Animation Club member and president, Louisville, Kentucky
 

Exhibitions

2019   Art + Music, Kentucky Center for the Arts: Whitney Hall, Louisville, Kentucky

2018   KyCAD 2018 Gala, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky 
2018   2018 Senior Thesis Exhibition, 849 Gallery - Great Space, Louisville, Kentucky

2017    Sensate, Do You Feel Me?, Louisville, Kentucky

2016 - 17  Speed Cinema, Louisville, Kentucky

2016   Spalding University’s Art and Literary Salon, 849 Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

Resume 

 

 

Education


Spalding University (Kentucky College of Art and Design, KyCAD), Louisville, Kentucky

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Illustration, 2014 - 2018

Summa Cum Laude 


Oldham County High School, Buckner, Kentucky

2010 - 2014 Salutatorian 
 

Skills


Computer: Macintosh and PC. Refined Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, AfterEffects skills. Basic knowledge of 3D Element, SkyBox Mettle, and Adobe Character Animator.
 

Design: Experience with branding, package design, signage, publications, typography, hand-lettering, and color theory.
 

Artistic: Versed in traditional hand-drawn animation, stop motion animation, illustrative and narrative drawing, doll making, found object works, collage, painting (oil, ink, acrylic), photography (35mm and digital cameras), darkroom printing, ceramics, wire, woodworking and use of shop tools, gallery installation: assembling and hanging frames, mounting TV/monitors, fabric installation, fabricating walls, painting walls. 
 

Personal: Able to work within a team, independently, or take a leadership role if needed. A fast learner and can easily adapt to changing circumstances. Always optimistic, and a good problem solver. Good communication skills, and is able to keep a cool head when difficulty arises. Great at communicating and engaging with children.
 

Experience
 

Build-a-Bear Workshop, Store 68, Louisville, Kentucky 2016 - 2019 Started as a Bear Builder in 2016, and after honing skills, moved to a Sales Lead in 2017. Responsibilities included leading the workshop floor, helping the team reach their full potential by coaching to company standards and setting goals based on every Bear Builder’s needs, leading through example with Experience First Station Standards, providing a safe and upbeat environment for guests and teammates, upholding visual standards, opening and closing the store, assisting the Assistant and Chief Workshop managers, and continually learning to further self growth.


Rauch Planetarium, Louisville, Kentucky 2017 An internship where the goal was to animate the opening of a film to play in the dome of the Rauch Planetarium. Tools that were used were 3D Element and SkyBox Mettle in conjunction with AfterEffects. Responsibilities included creating360 degree environments, building 3D modeled planets, camera placement and movement, research of planets and true to life space visuals, organizing sources for credits of film, communicating with the creative director, and storyboarding.


Easy123 Art, La Grange, Kentucky 2014 - 2015 Designer for local business creating painting kits. Responsibilities included product, package, website, sign, and publication design, taking calls from clients, following branding for clients such as Town and Country Magazine, and The Kentucky Derby, organizing/promoting events, making inquiries about possible partnerships with licensed brands, fabrication, and shipping of the product


Buckner Elementary, Buckner, Kentucky 2014 Co-director in leading an art class for elementary students. Covering writing, photography, drawing, and painting, in order to create a magazine, and present student work at the end of the school year. Responsibilities included organizing meeting times and supplies, teaching and helping children learn about the arts, communication with Buckner Elementary school directors and parents, compiling and completing the layout for the magazine at the end of the year.


Achievements

 

Art + Music collaboration with Louisville Orchestra and KyCAD, Louisville, Kentucky 2019

KyCAD 2018 Gala at Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky 2018
2018 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky 2018

KyCAD Award Ceremony keynote speaker 2018

KyCAD Pioneer Award recipient 2018

Sensate, Do You Feel Me? Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky 2017

Published in Spalding University’s Word Hotel, 2014 - 2017

Exhibited at Louisville Speed Cinema 2016 - 2017

KyCAD’s Animation Club member and president, 2015 - 2018 

Spalding Student Government Association senate member, 2016 - 2018 

Spalding Presidential Scholarship Award 2014 - 2018

National Art Honor Society at Oldham County High School member and president, 2012 - 2014