Our Team

Vanessa Lacy

Gallery Owner

Vanessa Lacy is a full time painter in Kansas City and is the owner of the Vanessa Lacy Gallery. Her plein air and studio paintings can be seen in KU Med’s permanent collection, Westport Art Fair, and her gallery located in the Livestock Exchange Building in Kansas City’s Stockyards District where she paints full time. Her Kansas City landmark themed paintings hang in homes and businesses across the city and the country. She paints in oil on panels as small as 4” x 4” and as large as 72” x 48”, making her work appealing to private collectors and corporations alike. She has 9 years of art teaching experience in the Belton School district along with private studio painting lessons. She earned her BFA with Emphasis in Drawing from Missouri State University and a BSED in Art Education K-12th grades in 2007 and a Masters in Education from Baker University in 2009.

Intern Corin Hoke

Corin Hoke

Corin Hoke works with Vanessa Lacy Gallery as an intern. She enjoys working in the arts and with artists, and believes it is important to keep communities rich with culture and diversity. She is a graduate of Truman State University with a degree in English and Studio Art. She lives in Kansas City where she pursues painting, and hangs out with her dog and two cats.
Intern Stone Cole

Stone Cole

Intern Stone Cole is a senior Graphic Design major at Northwest Missouri State University, who's interests include digital art, as well as painting, video, and sculpture.
Intern Taylor Gonnerman

Taylor Gonnerman

Intern Taylor is a painter and graphic designer based in the KC area. Her body of work focuses on the relationship between manmade objects and nature using the landscape around her family's farm as inspiration.