Tracey Atkinson grew up in North Carolina before moving on to adventures in
the South of England, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia,
and the San Francisco Bay Area.
She received her BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute,
where she earned the Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit in Illustration.
The artist-educator received her MA in Art and Art Education from
Teachers College, Columbia University.
She has taught Visual Art, both Traditional and Digital, in New York City, Philadelphia, Oakland,
and Silicon Valley.
Always trying to engage and communicate with the viewer, Tracey gracefully combines darkness with humor, the merging of which renders her work vibrant, fun, and fresh.
Her illustrations in particular, capture the eye with their mix of sophistication, irreverence,
and originality. Her mastery over ink allows her to achieve the perfection of the gesture
she wants to describe, creating elegant images.
She has exhibited her work in solo shows at Contaminate NYC:
CONTAMINATE INTERVIEW on YOUTUBE
and LES Gallery in NY, as well as, the G2 Gallery.
Her studio was featured in the Gowanus Open Studios walk:
Her work has been featured in the short movie "In A Box":
IN A BOX
She has sold paintings in both the Brownstones to Red Dirt live auction
and for their postcard benefit:
BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT POSTCARDS BENEFIT
Atkinson is featured in this short film about murals that she and other artists painted
for Art Inside the Park in Jefferson City, Missouri:
ART INSIDE THE PARK 2008
Her work can also be found:
BROOKLYN ART PROJECT