Lacey Terrell received her M.F.A. in Photography from California College of the Arts.
In addition, she received a B.F.A. in Photography and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She studied under Larry Sultan, J. John Priola, Jim Goldberg, Albert Chong and completed internships at Magnum Photos in New York and Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. While in graduate school, Lacey began her project, The Passing Ring, with the Culpepper & Merriweather Great Combined Circus, and this experience was a natural segue to the film business in Los Angeles where she has been since 1999, and is a member of the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers.
Lacey’s art practice involves photographic projects as well as conceptual, photo-based mixed media work – investigating notions of identity, performance and the crossroads of artifice and reality in various Wonderlands. She was selected for Photo District News/The Curator award as well as Center for Photography at Woodstock/Photography Now for her series, offSET, which is inspired by her career in showbiz. She has been invited to attend Review Santa Fe several times and has received mentions within the art photography community since 2009, including an honorable mention for Center’s Project Competition for The Passing Ring. Lacey’s work has been featured via various platforms including: PDN, TIME Light Box, Lenscratch, Le Journal de la Photographie, The Oxford American, Booooooom, Daylight Magazine (podcast), Fabrik Magazine, The Photo Review and 20×200.
Booooooom Photography Awards 2022, Shortlist
Critical Mass Finalist 2022
Lenscratch feature article, The Passing Ring, June 2021
Winner, PDN Magazine, The Curator, 2016
Critical Mass Finalist 2014
Winner, PDN Magazine, Ultimate Music Moment, 2012
First Prize, Lens 2011, selected by Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photography
SMPSP, selected to join the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers, 2011
Honorable Mention, CENTER Project Competition, 2010
First Prize, The Photo Review 2010, selected by Brian Clamp, CLAMPART
Photography Now 2009, selected by Charlotte Cotton for Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Honorable Mention, HeyHotShot! First and Second Editions, 2009
Honorable Mention, Blurb Photography.Book.Now, 2009
Review Santa Fe 2003, 2008-2011, 2014
Music Legends: Photographs from then and now. Sunset House Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. *Curated by Bonny Taylor Ndiaye
In That Moment. Sunset House Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. *Curated by Bonny Taylor Ndiaye, Print Studio | Film Solutions
Scenes from the Pit. Music Photography exhibition curated by Reckless Magazine. Los Angeles, CA
Animalia. Photo Place Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
Life Cyles. Los Angeles Center of Photography. (3rd Prize)
Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibiton. Texas Women’s University. Denton, TX. *Curated by Shana Lopes, SFMOMA
Portals. Photo Place Gallery. Middlebury, VT. *Curated by Laura Moya, Photolucida (Honorable Mention)
Lensculture Competition Gallery feature (online).
Portrait: Self and Others. Photo Place Gallery. Middlebury, VT. *Curated by Aline Smithson
The Non-Objective Moment: Abstraction in Art. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA.
The Open Show. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA *Curated by Shana Nys Dambrot
Indistinct Chatter: Abstraction in Art. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA
Field of Vision: Landscape in Art. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA.
Gleaming Apollo. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA
Photoville LA: Viewfinder: The Art & Craft of the Film Still, with SMPSP. Annenberg Space for Photo. LA.
Music for Your Eyes. Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Santa Ana, CA. *Curated by Peter Frank
In the Moment, with SMPSP. Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Hollywood, CA.
The Art of Motion Picture Still Photography, with SMPSP. Part of ACP, Atlanta, GA.
California Rising. Fabrik Project Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
Southern Landscapes. Brickworks Gallery. Atlanta, GA. *Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
PDN The Curator. Foley Gallery. New York, NY
The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. Griffin Museum of Photography. Winchester, MA.
Faux. Center for Fine Art Photography. Ft. Collins, Colorado.
A Single Frame, with SMPSP. Canon. Hollywood, CA.
Unusual Medium. Bleicher Gorman Gallery. Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA.
Open Show 2014. Gallery 825. Los Angeles. *Curated by Susan Cross, Mass. MOCA
Welcome to LA. Please Come Again. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). *Curated by Milo + McLean
City and Self, Red Pipe Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. *Curated by Mat Gleason
Portfolio Showcase VI, Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, Colorado.
Photoville NY with The Indie Photobook Library. Brooklyn, New York.
Lepidoptera propriedae, Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA. (Solo)
A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Gallery Carte Blanche, San Francisco, CA.
*Curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair
DC Fotoweek with The Indie Photobook Library, Washington D.C.
Text:Message, Bleicher Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
The Passing Ring, Perspective Gallery, Chicago, IL (Solo)
Redefining Hollywood, The Factory Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. *Curated by Aline Smithson
Lens 2011, Perspective Gallery. Chicago, IL *Curated by Natasha Egan, Museum of Contemporary Photo
PHOTO LA with Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA
The Photo Review, Best of Show, University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA *Curated by Brian Clamp
39NOW, Den Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, CA
The Naked Truth, Hous Projects. Los Angeles, CA *Curated by Ruben Natal San-Miguel
Wrathful Battle Aspect & Exalted One, Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA
Iconoclassic & Paper on Paint, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery. Santa Monica, CA
Photography: Three Worlds, Flinn Gallery. Greenwich, CT *(3 person show)*
Open Show, Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA *Curated by Aspara DiQuinzio, SFMOMA
Blue, Vermont Photoplace Gallery. Middlebury, VT *Curated by Aline Smithson
Arbor, Mazzeo Gallery
The Art of Photography, Lyceum Gallery. San Diego, CA *Curated by Charlotte Cotton, LACMA
Photo Op, Photographic Center Northwest. Seattle, WA *Curated by Jen Bekman
Photography Now 2009, Center for Photography. Woodstock, NY *Curated by Charlotte Cotton, LACMA
Art!Fair, Mazzeo Gallery. New York City
offSET, Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA (Solo)
Aqua Art Fair, with Kopeikin Gallery. Miami, FL
Visual Literacy, 2CC Gallery. Long Beach, CA
Accessorize & Penumbra Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA
New Work, East Village Collective. Woodstock, New York (Solo)
Pleasance II, The Luggage Store Gallery. San Francisco, CA (Solo)
Pleasance, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA
Lenscratch, The Passing Ring, (June 2021)
Oxford American, Magic. (August 2019)
PDN Magazine, Fine Art Issue. The Curator. (Feature article, August 2016)
TIME LightBox, “The Indie Photo Book in the 21st Century.” (November 2012)
Le Journal de la Photographie, “Early 21st Century Photobooks.” (September 2012)
PDN Magazine, Ultimate Music Moment Gallery – images of Thievery Corporation. (Feature Article, January 2012)
DAYLIGHT Magazine Podcast, offSET (May 2011)
FABRIK Magazine, “Feminizing the Lens: Five Notable LA Photographers.” (Feature Article, May 2011)
HeyRubeCircus Blog (March 2011)
The Photo Review (September 2010)
ThisPhotoThat (August 2010)
Elizabeth Avedon (offSET July 2009 & The Passing Ring February 2010)
20×200 (January 2010)
Collect.Give (June 2010)
Fstop Magazine, The Passing Ring (Feature Article, August 2009)
Lenscratch, offSET (August 2009)
Flak Photo (December 2009)
1000 Words Photography (September 2009)
ARTmostfierce (August 2009)
Artweek (Previews, October 2008)
THE Magazine (October 2008)
Metromix, Pick of the Week (October 2008)
Woodstock Times (November 2006)