awards bio

An ardent environmentalist, Gin Stone moved from New York City to Cape Cod and employs retired local commercial longline fishing gear; cutting, hand dying and re-piecing it to create her work. Humane Taxidermy and Other Creatures is a body of work comprising three-dimensional, full-size taxidermy pieces created from the gear and line. In August 2016, Gin was asked by curator Matthew Swift to add six pieces to a major multimedia installation at the at the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory to benefit the Ocean Alliance in Gloucester, MA.

Gin became a member of Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2015, and has been juried into two major Members shows as well as a number of other exhibits.

At the seventy-three-year-old Cambridge Art Association, surrounded by Harvard University’s historic campus, Gin became an associate member after her first exhibit in 2016, later becoming a full member after being selected for two nationally juried shows. Paul Ha, director of the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, juried the15th National Prize Show in May of 2016 which Gin was accepted into for her Atlantic Cottonmouth snake.

In 2017, she was also selected for two other nationally juried award shows at the CAA, one juried by Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, and the other which featured her installation piece Artemis, juried by Randi Hopkins, Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Center of the Arts.

In SoWa, the vital arts district of Boston, Gin was invited to show her Marlin at Galatea Fine Art. The prestigious juror for the 2016 show – The New England Collective Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition – was Julie Burros, Chief of Art and Culture for the Mayor’s Office, Boston, MA.

In June 2017, Gin won the Juror’s Choice Award for Santa Maria’s Bear in the nationally juried exhibit LINE, hosted by the Attleboro Arts Museum. The juror for this exhibition was Kelly Bennet, the Artist Fellowships Program Officer/Exhibitions Curator for the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

From the Attleboro Art Museum, Mim Brooks Fawcett, the museum’s Executive Director, selected 35 artworks from 718 submissions by artists from 29 different states for Cape Cod Museum of Art’s inaugural open national juried exhibition titled, “Breaking the Mold: Inspired by Innovation,” of which Gin was selected to be a part of in early 2016.

January 2017 brought UPRISE/Angry Women, A Group Exhibition of Female Artists, at THE UNTITLED SPACE in Tribeca, NY. Gin’s piece, Artemis, drew attention at the well-publicized opening event. This marked Gin’s first return to New York since showing in Bridgehampton in 2015. Since January, she has been invited to show her Atlantic Canyons Coyote for Various Flora & Fauna Exhibition at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY. This show was juried by Caroline Mastin Welsh, an Arts Historian/Curator, and Lee Ann Sporn, Ph.D. Professor of Biology.