Artist member since 2020
Mikayla Lacey’s work explores the way vulnerability can be used as a tool for creation. She draws upon the intimate experiences of both herself and her peers through paint – investigating the gritty, messy, prickly parts of the human experience on canvas. Her work is chaotic and emotionally driven, as she reimagines various ways to combine figurative imagery and text with the realm of abstraction. Instead of depicting bodies in their entirety, Lacey allows them to merge freely with their surroundings; enabling a constant conversation between gentle washes, and dynamic mark making.
Mikayla Lacey studied Fine Art at OCAD University in both Toronto and Florence, Italy. During the completion of her degree, she was published in blogto’s “25 Artists to watch from the OCAD graduation exhibition” and was presented both the Mercedes Benz Entrance Scholarship and Ann Adler Kagan Award.
Favourite musical artist / band right now
Absolutely in love with EDDYEVVY as of now! Anything with shoegaze undertones & female vocals is what I listen to when I paint. (And of course, anything by Death Cab - who doesn't enjoy sad love songs?)
What artists do you admire right now?
I currently have a soft spot for text work and adore Olivia Mae Sinclair's gritty take on romance. If we're talking figurative, I have always been a huge fan of Hélène Delmaire.
Beverage of choice
watercolour, charcoal and acrylic paint
In a previous life I was (a) ...
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