We’re excited to unveil The Tracy Piper's Miami Art Week 2023 Capsule Collection, showcasing 10 pivotal paintings from her career spanning 2018 to the present. Curated in collaboration with the artist, this collection highlights her evolution in creativity, introspection, and social commentary. Below, you'll find personal insights from Tracy herself on four key pieces, highlighting their significance. As we eagerly anticipate our partnership with Kimpton Angler's Hotel during Art Basel, we look forward to presenting these impactful works.
SCOPE Art Show 2020
The work I featured at SCOPE Art Show during Miami Art Week in 2020 focused on intersectional feminism. Each painting was a testament to the strength and complexity of being female in a society prone to oversimplification and categorization. I believe that everyone deserves a seat at the table, regardless of race, sexuality, class, education, ability or gender. It's my aspiration for viewers to sense this deep-seated message of 'worth' in my work. I hope they perceive a worthiness of love, opportunity, and a life beyond the confines of societal expectations. —The Tracy Piper
All The Feels Series 2023
"Resonance," a central painting in my recent solo exhibition "All the Feels" at Voss Gallery, stands out as one of the most impactful works in the series. On the surface, the painting portrays a gentle hand-holding moment between me and my child. Yet, delving deeper into both the artwork and the journey of parenthood, I've come to realize its broader significance. This tender painting captures the poignant reminder of our inner child's longing for attention and presence. It symbolizes the security found in our emotional attachments and the importance of being there for one another. Truly, it embodies "All the Feels." —The Tracy Piper
You Are Loved Series 2018
"Rajni,” a fictional figure in my 2018 touring show "You Are Loved," is more than a mere portrait; she is a story personified. The series, consisting of entirely fictional figurative portraits, delves into societal narratives about what is acceptable and what is not. It's an artistic exploration of the pressures to conform to certain norms. But, more importantly, this series is a clarion call to rise above societal expectations and embrace self-love and authenticity.
These fictionalized portraits, crafted from a mosaic of experiences and traits, represent familiar figures – they could be your neighbor, friend, sister, child, me, or you, often marginalized, underestimated, and ostracized for our differences. In a world saturated with prescriptive identities and expectations, these portraits stand as a testament to individuality. They are a reminder that you can simply be yourself. You are enough. You are worthy. You are loved. —The Tracy Piper
Seen 2 Series 2023
"SEEN, now entering its third year, is an ongoing series that grows richer with each iteration. Each edition features 50 unique eyes and quotes submitted by individuals from around the world. Participation is free, with only one requirement: a response to the question, 'What does it mean to feel seen?' The diversity in each eye mirrors the variety in the answers received – each one as captivating and unique as the next. This project is not just an artistic endeavor; it's an essential piece for any collection, offering profound insights into human perception and connection. —The Tracy Piper
The Tracy Piper
is a female-identifying, contemporary painter, muralist, author and art activist. Best known for her vibrant portraits and figurative acrylic paintings, Piper’s illustrative work tackles social constructs in an abstract-realist style.