POST-COVID-19 ERA exhibition artist | Tracy Penn
Stronger by the Minute, Encaustic Painting, Encaustic and up-cycled material on panel, 91x61x4cm, 2020
Both philosophically and visually my work is about transformation. To me, transformation is about continuing to look forward, being open to change, and embracing my ever-evolving process.
Creating art has transformed how I see myself and how I see the world around me. It has allowed me the freedom to take risks and to embrace chance.
I often work with discarded materials. I transform or up-cycle these unwanted objects, thereby giving the material a second life and creating more environmental value. In turn, these materials help me add texture to my work and give me the opportunity to create distorted grids, both key elements to my aesthetic.
My work involves building layers of texture, and sometimes, scraping away layers to reveal what is hidden beneath. This process allows me to transform my work over time. To make mistakes. To try new techniques. To begin anew.
One Fine Day, Encaustic Painting, Encaustic, oil, and up-cycled material on panel, 30x30x2.54cm, 2020
Sweet Life, Encaustic Painting, Encaustic, oil, and up-cycled material on panel, 46x46x4cm, 2020
I am an artist working in encaustic and found material. I work with up-cycled material to give a second life to the discarded and to create more environmental value.
In a previous life I worked in marketing at MoMA and museum education at the Guggenheim.
I've done my artistic training at the Art Students League of New York, the International Center of Photography, and the New York School for Interior Design.
My work has been shown in galleries throughout New York and Connecticut and is part of private collections across the country. I work and live in Brooklyn.
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