Lacy Talley, a Cleveland-based artist, graphic designer and muralist is known for her colorful eccentric figure based acrylic paintings that capture otherworldly existences with a jovial poise. Her bright, bold palette is complemented by the different perspectives she pushes in her pieces. The artist’s aesthetic choices are intuitive rather than premeditated. Through her gestural brushstrokes, Lacy’s paintings summon a joyful, ordered chaos, emotional response. Her style is nuanced by a range of inspirations, including the properties of crystals and how they relate to the body and impact one's way to regulate thought and emotions. The personal edge that Lacy brings to each painting alters and enhances recognizable subject matter, cultivating an imaginative visual experience.
Throughout the years of her creative journey, she placed her main focus on branding and identity projects, illustration work and mural art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design and a minor in Pan African Studies from Kent State University.
Through the various study abroad programs offered at Kent State, Lacy has traveled to Ghana and Senegal, Africa to begin her journey of collecting anecdotes by visiting historical sites and interacting with the natives in the community. They play huge a role in her current works.
Growing up, she watched an endless amount of animations and was always in awe of beautifully illustrated books, which ended up paving her path to becoming a designer and illustrator. When she's away from her laptop, she's busy creating new pieces for her home decor store Talley Marxx and Co. and developing exciting ways to make her art live in commercial and residential spaces.