Monica Lacey is a multidisciplinary artist whose current work in photography, video, collage, and mixed media explores ideas of house and home, altered memory and nostalgia, intimacy and privacy, and interactions with the natural world. Monica spent many years travelling, working in the film industry, and developing her skills as a writer, dancer, and yoga teacher before returning to studies in Textiles and Photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Since her graduation in 2011, Monica has received several grants and awards for excellence in her work, including the Nel Oudemans Award and the City of Charlottetown Emerging Artist Award. Monica has completed residencies in Canada and the US and her artwork is in public and private collections across North America. She currently serves as Program Coordinator for this town is small inc., PEI’s artist-run centre. She lives in Charlottetown, PEI, with her husband, daughter, and cat. monicalacey.com
The Way You Remember It (Part 1) by Monica Lacey references the fallibility of memory, and the way personal perspective shapes the archive of experiences we share with others. The way we remember things is not necessarily the way things happened. We all create a version of reality based on our unique lens.