My work focuses on facets of human experience, struggle, identity and contradiction.  I am interested in using art to uncover hidden experiences; whether personal unconscious or private worlds, or experiences of people who are silenced in one way or another by society.  I strive to be non-judgemental - open to exploring phenomena I might not understand - recognising the validity of every person's experience and valuing communication and understanding as tools for breaking down social barriers. 
Having started my artistic practice as a photographer, I now work in a variety of media and like to create participatory works that create conditions for experiential communication.
I previously trained in Social Sciences, and am currently studying Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art.


BA Sculpture and Environmental Art (2020, Glasgow School of Art)

Yoga Alliance 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (2019, Kashish Yoga, India)

MRes Equality and Human Rights, with Merit (2014, Glasgow Univeristy)


Gathering Among Reflections (February 2021, The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow)
We Are All In The Same Situation

All, Entire, Whole (September 2020, Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Online)
How Quickly

Lost at SEA (November 2017, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow)
For Whom

About://44 (February 2017, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgiw)
Four Chapters

Exposure+ Exhibition (January-March 2016, Nikon Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Focus Photography Festival (Curated Slideshow) (December 2015, Mumbai, India)
Nuru Pagla

Kathmandhu Photo Festival (Curated Slideshow) (November 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Nuru Pagla

Scottish Refugee Festival (June 2015, Forrest Cafe, Edinburgh)
Life Outside

Six Foot Open Exhibition (June 2015, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow)
Nuru Pagla

What Is It To Be Human? (2015-16, various locations across the UK)
Nuru Pagla

This is Hell (October 2014, Glad Cafe, Glasgow)
This is Hell

Light on Surface 3 (June 2014, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow)
Selection of Photographs of Glasgow

Art on The Hill (June 2014, Church on The Hill, Glasgow)
This is Hell

Light on Surface 2 (January 2014, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow)
A Dreadful Regime

A Dreadful Regime (August-October 2013, Cafe Lovestruck, Glasgow)
A Dreadful Regime

Regeneration (Feb-March 2013, A.Gallery, Glasgow)
Personal Space

Europe Endless (June 2012, The Art School Union, Glasgow )

Light on Surface (June 2012, The 13th Note, Glasgow)
Personal Space

Space in The City (March 2012, The Lighthouse, Glasgow)
Personal Space


Women Who Should be Seen (self-published zine) (March 2019)

Toilet Humour (self-published zine) (February 2017)

Creative Image Magazine, Issue 1 (November 2015), 'Nuru Pagla'

What Is It To Be Human?, Issue 1 (May 2015), 'Nuru Pagla'

Lockjaw Magazine, Issue 1 (August 2015), 'Nuru Pagla'

The Glad Rag, Issue 2 (February 2013), ‘India’

Radiius Magazine, Issue 6 (October 2012),  ‘Mrs Miller’

ESharp (Glasgow University Postgraduate Journal), Issue 19 (Autumn 2012), ‘Planets’ - cover feature.


JD Kelly Award, GSA, 2018

© Marie-Claire Lacey 2021