TRACY TAYLOR GRUBBS
Everything changes, and yet we navigate our way through the world by relying on the familiar surface appearance of things. My paintings search for visual clues, metaphors and states of grace that might illuminate how the world of solid surfaces can exist alongside or within the ever-present backdrop of impermanence and change. As the Dalai Lama has said, “You cannot look in one direction to see reality, you have to see in three or four or seven dimensions.” My intention is to open a window, at least for a moment, where the static experience of a stationery view gives way to the ecstatic possibilities of the ephemeral.
Tracy lives and works in San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, CA, Arc Gallery in Chicago, IL, Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, and the Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice, Italy. She has been awarded residencies at the Venice Printmaking Studio, the La Cipressaia Artist Workshop in Montagnana, Italy, the Morris Graves Foundation, and the Yosemite Renaissance Foundation. In 2013 she was selected for the prestigious John H. Hauberg Fellowship at the Pilchuck School of Glass, where she collaborated with 5 other artists during her residency in May of that year.