Monica Lacey is a Canadian/Italian multidisciplinary visual artist, writer, and educator. She is driven by curiosity, service, and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms. She is inspired by flowers, water, ideas of home and belonging, and moments of change and liminality. She prioritizes connection and communication in her practice and employs a variety of tools as needed to express the vision of each project, from underwater photography to encaustic to watercolour.
Monica holds a Diploma in Textiles and Photography from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has received several awards and grants for excellence in her work and service to her community, including the Garfield Weston Award and the Nel Oudemans Award.
She lives in Epekwitk/PEI on unceded Mi’kmaq territory with her husband and daughter, where, in addition to her studio practice, she teaches Kundalini Yoga and serves as director/curator for the Fitzroy St. Tiny Art Gallery, a mini art space on her front lawn.