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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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