Lacey Bryant is represented by Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and has partnered with us on this project. Over the years, we have worked together on numerous shows and projects over her career. This particular series, which began in 2012, shortly after her first solo exhibition at the gallery, has grown in scope and ambition in the ensuing years. During the long time these paintings were being produced, the artist created works for 4 major solo exhibitions and more than 15 group exhibitions at Modern Eden, along with residencies in 2016 and 2017 at Chalk Hill. Throughout, she always found time to return to the tarot. There are reflections of her life and her community in every card, and while the process has been slow, it has been full of intention.
Lacey lives in the SF bay area where she paints almost every day. Her expressive oil paintings capture haunting narratives between her subjects. Characters inhabit a realm of strange, nostalgic sweetness with undercurrents of darkness and mystery. When Lacey isn’t painting, she likes to go hiking, knit, play with her cat, Hecubus and eat cupcakes.