New Painting Debuts at SCAD Open Studio Event


ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley will exhibit her latest work, blind eyes could blaze at the 16th annual SCAD Open Studio event November 13 – 15, 2020.

Open Studio will showcase more than 500 jury-selected works submitted by SCAD students, alumni, and faculty from across a wide range of media, including mixed media, sculpture, painting, photography, and printmaking. 

SCAD Art Sales, a premier curatorial platform, will offer guests access to its expansive artist network through the work on display. Launched in Winter 2016, SCAD Art Sales represents a unique channel whereby SCAD champions its students and alumni. Artwork available for purchase ranges in price, with inventory continuously updated as new and established artists submit work through the SCAD Art Sales online portal.

Open Studio will take place Friday – Sunday, November 13 – 15, 2020, on the dedicated Open Studio page. SCAD VIPs will have early access to preview and purchase artwork on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Important Dates
Thursday November 12 – SCAD VIP Online Access
Friday, November 13 – Sunday November 15 – Open to the public
Monday, November 30 – Artwork delivery begins

Artist Books by Macey Ley at ArtsThrive Exhibition & Auction

Coupled and Inseparable - detail

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Macey Ley will exhibit and auction two of her most popular artist books at ArtsThrive, beginning October 24, 2020. Featured works include Coupled and Inseparable and The Sky Is Surely Open.

Macey has strong ties to the Southwest. She attended middle and high school in Albuquerque and earned her undergraduate degree in photography from the University of New Mexico. Much of her family still resides in the Southwest, and she still considers it one of the most magical places she’s ever lived. She is particularly excited about participating in an event that supports contemporary art in her hometown.

ArtsThrive is an exhibition and auction to benefit the Albuquerque Museum’s educational and exhibition programming and features the artwork of 100 artists from around the country. In its 30th season, ArtsThrive has expanded the auction to an online platform.

The online auction opens at 9:30 p.m. EDT, October 24, 2020 and closes at 5:00 p.m. EDT, November 8, 2020. However, artwork will be on display at the Albuquerque Museum through December 6, 2020 for in-person viewing and purchase. The gallery is located at 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.

How to particpate:

Gallery Hours
October 24 – December 6, 2020
Online ticketing available. Check museum website for updated open times.

Gallery 7
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Family Dinners Recontextualized in Search for Home

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s Family Dinner 2020: The Pandemic Year(s?) is a reboot of an art installation that debuted in 2017 featuring footage of multiple family dinners across the United States, running the length of one full meal. Like three years ago, it centers around food relationships and the dynamics of family dinners, but today’s version re-examines what meals with family members means in the context of social distancing and restricted travel.

The Family Dinner art installation is part of the Searching for Home exhibition, a Project of the Margaret Virginia Philip Endowment, and is on view by appointment through December 12, 2020, at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus.

Reserve your FREE ticket for an in-person visit here.

Gallery Hours
September 3–December 12, 2020
Online and by appointment Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm

Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

The Dalton Gallery is located in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the campus of Agnes Scott College, near the corner of East Dougherty and South McDonough streets. The college’s address is 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

Macey Ley to Exhibit at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

Down to a Science

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley will exhibit several artist books at the Page by Page: Contemporary Artist Books exhibit at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, beginning February 9, 2019. The exhibition will showcase work in a variety of forms, including fine press books, altered or reconstructed books, sculptural structures, installations, and books without narrative. Featured books, include Down to a Science, Just a Symptom, and The Sky Is Surely Open.

The artwork will be on display February 9 – April 20, 2019, with a reception yet to be announced. The gallery is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, Georgia 30097.

Gallery hours:
 10AM – 5PM

Macey Ley Debuts New Installation at Wonderroot’s Sixth Annual Walthall Art Exhibition

Family Dinner: Still
Family Dinner: Movie Still

ATLANTA, GA: WonderRoot, an arts organization working to improve the cultural and social landscape of Atlanta, will reveal its 2016-2017 Walthall Artist Fellowship exhibition entitled, “Building a Ship from a Shipwreck,” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) on Thursday, July 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door.

On display will be a variety of artwork, including performance, painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations. Macey Ley’s new video installation Family Dinner centers around food relationships and the dynamics of family dinners. It is a full-emersion experience inside the artist’s living room and includes footage of families dining across the United States. With a few surprises on opening night, participants might find space to reflect on their own relationships with food, family, and each other.

The team of eleven carefully selected artists for the 2016-2017 Walthall Artist Fellowship featured in the upcoming exhibition include: Addison Adams, Joe Camoosa, Morgan Carlisle, Nicole Johnson, Wihro Kim, Macey Ley, Steve Morrison, Ali O’Leary, Tori Tinsley, Charlie Watts, and Cosmo Whyte. Sarah Higgins has served as fellowship facilitator and curator for this exhibition.

The Walthall Artist exhibition will remain on display for public viewing at MOCA GA from July 14 to September 9, 2017, Tuesday-Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Big Ol’ TV Dinner Exhibition

TV Dinner 2: Fried Chicken
TV Dinner 2: Fried Chicken

ATLANTA, GA:  Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Macey Ley will exhibit her new TV Dinner series of large-scale paintings at the Rialto Center for the Arts May 3 – June 23, 2017. She is joined by Atlanta-based artist Tom Francis in the duo show entitled Well-Fed Endorsements of the Uncanny, a series of bold paintings that dazzle the senses and provoke thoughtful consideration of the unseen.

TV Dinner paintings by Macey Ley are an ode to nostalgia and cultural myth, where an icon stands in for far more than food. It is not so much the food itself viewers recall as the experience of how their families gathered (or didn’t) over an evening meal. At once heroic and humorous, these large-scale paintings with peas the size of giant grapefruits challenge observers to reflect on their own eating-watching habits and to form their own conclusions about one of the most revered American icons.

The exhibition runs May 3 – June 23, 2017 with a reception June 1 from 5:00-8:00p.m. The gallery is located at the Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM – 4PM and during performances.

Snow Blow Featured in BUILT Exhibition

Snow Blow

PORTLAND, OR:  Macey Ley’s artist book Snow Blow was selected for exhibition at the 23 Sandy Gallery BUILT international juried exhibition of book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure.

The exhibition runs April 7 – May 27, 2017 with an opening reception on April 8 from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is located at 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Gallery hours: Thu – Sat: 12PM – 6PM during exhibitions or by appointment.

Exhibiting at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

The Sky Is Surely Open

AUGUSTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s artist book The Sky Is Surely Open was selected for exhibition at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art’s 36th annual A Sense of Place exhibition. Through this event, the Institute seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Artworks include painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. This year’s juror is Michael Rooks from the High Museum of Art.

The exhibition runs September 9 – October 14, 2016 with an opening reception on September 9 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Fri: 10AM – 5PM
Sat: by appointment
Sun: closed

Macey Ley to Exhibit at The Book As Art: Boundless

For It Might End

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that her sculptural artist book For It Might End was selected for exhibition at the The Book as Art 4.0: Boundless, an annual exhibition sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, the DeKalb Library Foundation, and Georgia Center for the Book.

The fourth annual The Book as Art exhibition showcases a variety of artist books – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

Jurors include Andrew Glasgow, retired executive director of the American Craft Council; Julie Leonard, bookbinder, artist, and faculty member at the University of Iowa Center for the Book; and Cynthia Delaney Lollis artist and professor of printmaking and book arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.

The artist books will be on display in the Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library August 19 – September 30, 2016. An evening gala reception will be held at the Gallery August 26. The time has yet to be announced. The gallery is located in Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Library at 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Wed: 9AM – 9PM
Thu-Sat: 9AM – 6PM
Sun: 1PM – 6PM