Missy Douglas is a British artist and writer, currently living and working in Seattle, Washington.
She is a former professor of art history and tutor of fine art, holding an M.A. and Ph.D in Modern Languages and History of Art from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Missy established her own fine art and teaching studio in Brussels, Belgium in 2009, and started working with American artist and designer, Kim Rask, under the joint name, uckiood, in 2011. In 2014, the duo gained global recognition for their ground-breaking project, 2:365, which explored the intersection of bipolar disorder and the creative voice.
After a hiatus of several years working as a Creative Director and designer in the tech industry, Missy returned to the studio full-time in 2018. She now works primarily in the field of sculpture.
She has exhibited in both group and solo shows in the UK, Seattle WA, New York City NY, Brussels, Belgium, and Black Rock City NV. As well as attracting a host of high profile clients and patrons, her life and work have been featured in print and online media across the world.
As a writer and editor, Missy has contributed to a number of academic, lifestyle and online publications in the UK, US and Europe. As part of the acclaimed 2:365 project, she created the 2:365 Art Book in 2014. Her new book, The Aesthetic of Mental Disorder, is forthcoming Fall 2018 (pre-order here).
Missy has worked with a variety of non-profits, and has spoken on the theme of mental illness and creativity in conferences and symposia across the US.
In 2014, Missy was nominated for a U.S. National Council for Behavioral Health Award of Excellence, and the UK G.D.S.T. Alumna of the Year Award in 2015.