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TRACY SHARP
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Front Profile
TRACY SHARP
Nude
Front Profile
2015

TRACY SHARP

ARTIST STATEMENT
Television Interview CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/standard.html?/video/living/2009/04/29/baldwin.survival.of.fittest.cnn&iref=allsearch


Tracy Sharp, daughter of Felice Sharp and mother of two boys, paints abstract figurative works using a blend of pigments and mixed media. In an interview with CNN, she said, "The best things in life are often disguised as tragedies. A declining market and difficult personal shifts encouraged me to reach beyond myself and into this world of art."
"I was raised in a home dripping with art. The smell of linseed oil, my mother's stained hand, jars of pigments, boxes of treasures...these are the memories that fill my soul. I resisted following in familiar footsteps, eager to find my own way. Finally, I came to a fork in my path. My life shifted and suddenly I was still. I had nothing left to say, nothing left to do. Simply put, I picked up a brush and I began to paint."
"My surfaces are heavy and time intensive. Layers of medium allow images to simply appear, like looking at clouds. My creative response forms around drips, pooliing pigments and chunks of plaster. Images seem to moe in and out, constantly morphing and spinning into something new. I'm inspired by all that surrounds me, and I am forever grateful."

My surfaces are heavy and time intensive. Layers of medium allow form to emerge organically. My creative response forms around drips, pooling pigments and chunks of plaster. Images seem to move in and out, constantly morphing and spinning into something new. I'm inspired by all that surrounds me, and I am forever grateful.

Education
BFA at University of Georgia, 1990
Solo Exhibitions


2015 to 2012

Mitchell Contemporary Aspen/Vail ,Colorado

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, GA Allison

Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

2011

Tracy Sharp Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

2010

Tracy Sharp Gallery; Atlanta, Geogia

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Geogia

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

2009

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

The Aspen Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

2008

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

The Aspen Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

2007

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

Group Exhibitions

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2013

Thomas Dean Fine Art; Atlanta, Georgia

Huff Harrington, Atlanta, Georgia

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

The Mitchell Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charlotte, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2012

Thomas Dean Fine Art: Atlanta, Georgia

Huff Harrington Fine Art; Atlanta, Georgia

The Mitchell Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charlotte, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2011

Astolfi Art; Atlanta, Georgia

Huff Harrington Fine Art

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

The Mitchell Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charlotte, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2010

Astolfi Art; Atlanta, Georgia

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

Cherrylion Studio; Atlanta, Georgia

Soho Myriad; Atlanta, Georgia

The Mitchel Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charlotte, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2009

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

Astolfi Art; Atlanta, Georgia

The Aspen Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2008

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

Matre Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia

The Aspen Gallery; Aspen, Colorado

Allison Sprock Fine Art; Charleston, North Carolina

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, Tennessee

2007

Swan Coach House; Atlanta, Georgia

Selected Collections

The Ritz Carlton, Atlanta; The Four Seasons, Washington DC; King and Spalding, Law Offices Atlanta Ga ; Share Care, Atlanta Ga.

Publications

Museums & Galleries, October 2009

American Contemporary Art Magazine, May 2011

Television Interview CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/standard.html?/video/living/2009/04/29/baldwin.survival.of.fittest.cnn&iref=allsearch

Publications

Museums & Galleries, October 2009

American Contemporary Art Magazine, May 2011