Lacey Jane Wilburn

Oscillating Between Gesture and Reality
Oscillating Between Gesture and Reality

Lacey Jane Wilburn (b. 1988, Edmonton, Alberta) is a contemporary artist most notable for her paintings of figures and domestic spaces that oscillate between gesture and reality. Wilburn studied Fine Art at the University of Grant MacEwan in Edmonton from 2007-2009, and graduated Concordia University in 2016 after completing studies abroad at L’Ecole d’Enseignement Supérieur d’art de Bordeaux in France in 2015. In 2010 she formed the urban art duo L.A.L.A. (Lacey And Layla Art) who have created over 100 murals across Canada, as well as in Honduras, France, Uganda and Iceland. She has participated in over 40 exhibitions since 2009, and was the recipient of the Yves Gaucher Prize in Studio Arts in 2016, the D. L. Stevenson Colour Scholarship for Academic Excellence in 2014, and the Francis Henderson Klingle Scholarship for Fine Art, The Barbara and John Poole Family Endowed Fund for the Arts, and the Jason Lang Scholarship for Excellence in 2009.

She currently works and resides in Vancouver on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, and is a recent graduate with a Master in Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her upcoming solo show, Shelter in Place: A Portrait of an Empty House, opens at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in Port Coquitlam, BC from June 27 to September 29, 2022.

More information can be found on her website at www.laceyjane.art and on her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laceyjaneart/