Sharon Lacey
Drawing for Designers

Sharon Lacey is a visual artist who lives and works in Somerville, MA. She studied at the New York Academy of Art and the University of London. Her art training has focused on traditional techniques and materials for oil painting, with emphasis on depicting the human figure. Other research interests include technical art history, medieval manuscript production, and the history of artists' workshop and studio practices. She has published some of her research on thirteenth-century manuscript painting techniques in Colour and Light in Ancient to Medieval Art (Routledge 2017).  

Lacey has been a resident artist at The Studios at Mass MoCA (USA, 2019), Arteles Creative Center (Finland, 2013), Contemporary Art Center Woodside (USA, 2012), and Can Serrat (Spain, 2010). She has received grants from the MIT Council for the Arts (2014) and the Somerville Arts Council (2013, 2016). She teaches drawing, painting, and color theory at MIT, Boston College, and Montserrat College of Art. View her work at