All of the participating artists in this exhibition are dedicated, full-time adjunct faculty members of the College of Charleston’s Department of Studio Art. The Halsey Institute has hosted a number of past exhibitions that showcase the work of studio art faculty.
Sharon Lacey is a native of Charleston, S.C. She graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned degrees in both Art and English. In 1995, she was accepted to study art and literature at Oxford University’s Keble College. While there she trained in stone carving at Keble College’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She moved to N.Y., in 1999 to pursue graduate work in painting. In May 2001, she completed her M.F.A under the instruction of Eric Fischl at the New York Academy of Art. Her art training has primarily focused on traditional techniques and materials, with particular emphasis on the human figure. She has exhibited work both in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Washington, D.C., N.Y., and Boston. In 2003, she returned to Charleston to take a position in the College’s Department of Studio Art, where she currently teaches painting and drawing.