Artist duo Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse talk about the nature of their collaborative practice, as well as the tactics that have served them best in securing large scale commissions at institutions around the country.
“Carol and I believe the studio is not always a place for making finished art; it’s a place for starting things and maybe getting in trouble. What goes on in the studio is far livelier in a way than having to meet people’s expectations.”
Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse maintained a collaborative practice for over ten years, creating large-scale sculptures, paintings and prints for both commissions and exhibitions. Both hold PhDs (Mickett in philosophy and Stackhouse with an honorary doctorate), and have given numerous lectures on public art and their collaborations. Mickett and Stackhouse’s work has been featured in such institutions as International Sculpture Center, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa; and the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN.