ABOUT

Bea Lacey
Beatrice Lacey is a digital artist and painter; whose work addresses the use of photography and film which are also perfect mediums for investigating aspects of time and place experience. Depicting movement creates an archive of thoughts about the body and the space it occupies.
Past exhibitions include:

Beatrice Lacey is an English painter and printmaker, who has spent most of her adult life in the South of England.

Founder of the Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings,
Beatrice is also known for the wide variety of artistic drawing styles developed and explored around ideas about the body and the space occupied by the body.



It was in London that Beatrice attended the Oval House theatre school and studied improvised theatre as well as Jazz voice with Maggie Nichols; she loved the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and the expression of free fringe theatre.



“My inspiration stems from an interest in capturing the aesthetic qualities of the human form. To this end, my current images combine a contrast between form and spirit, offering the reminder that all formations of being are transient.”
Beatrice Lacey




Beatrice Lacey (b.1957).
I was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London. 1987 – 1990 and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from UCA Canterbury


Rye Society of Artists group- show;
Stables Theatre Hastings Art Gallery one- woman show;
Brixton Art Gallery one- woman show;
Hastings Museum group - show; ‘The Pie Factory’
Margate pie factory group - show;
Memorial Art Gallery Hastings one - woman show;
Weekend Gallery Hastings one - woman show.
Pure Arts, autumn arts fair 2012,
6 by 12 Bexhill.
4 play 1066 Academy Battle
Body and movement, may 2013 1066 Academy Battle
Photo fusion group show, 2013
Kortars Muveszzeti Kozpont, eger Botanic Art 2017
Salt mother , Hodgson Loom Gallery, Isle of Man, 2018
Stables art gallery ,Hastings, Contra Punctal June 2018

all works are viewable at the memorial art gallery in Hastings, by appointment
Beatrice grew up in South London, and now lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex.
She earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London;
and a Master of Fine Art at the U C A Canterbury.
Presently works as artist in residence for restaurant designers and consultants Cooper8 ltd where she contributes as a concept consultant for interior design.
Beatrice has exhibited her artwork in Hungary, Berlin, London and France. Her videos and installations have been screened in both art galleries and art exhibitions.
Beatrice has taught drawing workshops and privately on a one to one basis from her studio in Hastings.
Beatrice Lacey`s work investigates traces of being, where she considers the accidental mark left behind.
A reminder of storytelling and ghosts, shadow self and things forgotten that the accidental mark making uncovers in its own visual code.
Using photography and painting as a basis of her work, she investigates the poetics of capturing the female-identified body its shadow and past. Photography captures the human body in motion--when confronted with a moving form, the camera generates incomplete images—Beatrice deliberately converts this innately damaged data into the form of prints, videos and paintings. As a result, the works become spectral series that draw inspiration from older and past art genres.
The psychological underpinnings of Beatrice’s work are based upon the artist’s personal history and memoirs.
In all her series, the human body is de-materialized, separated from the physical, and then re-materialized into a vastly altered form in her paintings.