Lacy holds a BA in French from Truman State University and an MA in Art History from Washington University in Saint Louis (WashU) where she is currently pursuing her PhD in the same department. Lacy’s major specialization is in European Modern art and her minor specialization is in American art from 1865-1941. Her research interests include histories of colonialism, visual culture, documentary photography, the history of women artists, female agency, disability studies, and museum studies.

Lacy is also the founder of [ALT+SPACE], a curatorial collective that is dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, and analysis of visual art in Saint Louis. The prerogative of the collective is to challenge exhibition traditions, integrate art directly into the community, and explore the effects of non-traditional art-viewing by co-opting spaces not initially designed to display art.