Suzanne Lacy is an internationally exhibited visual artist, social activist, educator, writer and feminist whose body of work includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public art with a focus on social and urban issues.
A member of the historic cohort of Judy Chicago’s Feminist Art Program at Fresno State and later CalArts, where she studied with Allan Kaprow, Suzanne Lacy not only produces activist and community-driven art, but pioneered feminist art education and social practice programming at premier institutions throughout the state.
She was dean of fine art and director of the Center for Fine Art and Public Life at the California College of the Arts, chair of fine arts and creator of the MFA program in public practice at Otis College of Art and Design, and a founding faculty member at CalState Monterey Bay.
Over the last 30 years, Lacy has published numerous pieces of critical commentary and lectured widely. Lacy’s work has been on display at the Tate Modern, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum and the Bilbao Museum in Spain. Lacy has been appointed to fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.