Born in Suffolk, England, raised in Raleigh North Carolina, Stacy Utley is a practicing artist who now resides in Charlotte North Carolina. Utley’s early works of art were diverse in medium and topic. Everyday life occurrences and happenstances that was observed were depicted in pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic and oils. Today, his work through the medium of collage, addresses complex narratives found within the African American diaspora. Currently Stacy is working as an adjunct professor with the Honors College and School of Art + Architecture with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His course taught for the honors college LBST 1105 is a look at the artist impact in the realm of gentrification. This allows Utley to merge his background in both art and architecture. In addition, he is a teaching artist with Studio 345 a youth-development and mentoring program created by the Arts and Science Council for students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.