Tracy Collamore | Paintings

On view March 10 -March 22, 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


The amusement park is the landscape of the modern American condition, where happiness is monetary, and spirituality is the defiance of our physical limitations. Translating the chaotic atmosphere of an amusement park into a painting has inspired me for years. My work explores this new frontier of American culture, where the beauty of the natural world is denied in favor of an artificial Utopia. Yet even Utopia is flawed, and these environments of attempted perfection are at constant conflict with the surrounding human, natural condition. The duality of artificial construction and natural environment, of nauseating movement and quiet contemplation. I explore these commonplace environments as avatars of the social, economic, and spiritual conflicts within American culture. I’ve discovered a veiled loneliness a midst an environment of utter chaos,horrible music, angry mobs, and fried dough. Whereas once I predominately focused on the physical momentum within the painting, like a thrill junkie, I now find myself discovering the more sensitive imagery of the human condition. In a carnival environment, all of our senses are challenged to act, all at once. My work examines our natural reaction to cope.”   – T. C. P.


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CV / Resume

Tracy Collamore Powers


2009 MFA – Painting Western CT State University, Danbury CT
1996 B.A. Studio Art, Honors in Art Moravian College, Bethlehem PA (cum laude)

Gallery Affiliation
• 2013-present: EBK Gallery Hartford, CT
• 2010-present: First Street Gallery. 526 West 26th Street, New York City, NY 10001
– Currently serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors.
– Current responsibilities include: Scheduling the Exhibition Calendar, creating Publicity Designs for Design Committee, participating in Website design decisions for Website Committee.

Academic Professional Experience
• Adjunct Instructor of Art History Post University, Waterbury, CT 2013-present
• Adjunct Instructor of Art History, Naugatuck Valley Community College. Waterbury, CT
• Adjunct Instructor / Guest Lecturer of Studio Art, Eastern CT State University. Willimantic, CT
Fall 2012
• Teaching Assistant: Painting IV (Abstract Studies) Spring 2008
• Teaching Assistant: Drawing I (Observational Studies) Western CT State University. Danbury, CT
Fall 2008

Solo / Small Group Exhibitions
• Solo Exhibition (scheduled). UConn/Stamford Art Gallery Summer 2014
• Utopia: Solo Exhibition. First Street Gallery, NYC. September 2-29, 2012
• Bartlett / Powers / Yuergeles. ArtSpace Gallery, Hartford CT June 2011
• Duality through Collage: Solo Exhibition. Payne Gallery, PA June1996

Group (Juried and Invitational) Exhibitions
• Open Studios Hartford. Arbor Arts Center and ArtSpace/Hartford November 7-27, 2013
• Summer Invitational. Art Essex Gallery, CT August-September 2013
• The Art of the Figure (Juried). Gallery North, Setauket NY – Juror: Philip Pearlstein August-September 2013
• What Goes Around (Juried). Attleboro Arts Museum, MA June-July 2013
• CT Art List @ EBK Gallery (Invitational). West Hartford, CT May-June 2013
• Art in the Country (Juried). Easton Art Council, CT May-April 2013
• CT + 6 (Juried). West Hartford Art League, CT April 2013
• WinterLight (Invitational). First Street Gallery, NYC December 2012
• Art for Clearwater (Invitational). First Street Gallery, NYC December 2011
• New Work / New Space (Invitational). First St. Gallery, NYC September 2011
• Poetic License (Invitational). First Street Gallery, NYC December 2010
• 1st Annual Juried Exhibition. Washington Art Association, CT – Juror: Richard Klein, Aldrich Museum April 2010
• 18th Annual Juried Exhibition. Bowery Gallery, NYC – Juror: Rackstraw Downes June 2010
• EmergeCT: Emerging CT MFA Recipients (Juried) University of Connecticut/Stamford Art Gallery, CT July 2009
• MFA Thesis Exhibition. Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC. June 2009
• MFA Thesis Exhibition. Higgins Gallery, Danbury CT April 2009
• Group Member Exhibition. Washington Art Association, CT March 2009
• Group Exhibition (Invitational) Cartis Corp., Danbury CT 2008
• MFA Candidates Group Exhibition. Higgins Gallery, Danbury CT 2008
• Group Exhibition (Invitational). Danbury Concert Hall, CT 2007
• CT Women Artists Association. Hartt Art School, Hartford CT 1997
• Group (Juried) Exhibition. Allentown Art Museum, PA 1996
• Group (Juried) Exhibition. Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA 1996

Honors / Awards
• Academic Excellence Award. Western CT State University 2009
• W.B. Connor Trust Merit Scholarship. WCSU Graduate Studies 2009
• Union Savings Bank Endowed Scholarship. Danbury, CT 2009
• Full Tuition Merit Scholarship. Moravian College PA 1996
• President, Kappa Phi Art Honors Fraternity. Bethlehem, PA 1996
• Dean’s List Honors 1992-1996

Workshops / Residencies
• The Difference Between Things: A Still Life Workshop with Catherine Kehoe. Washington Art Association, CT
March 2012
• Drawing Workshop with Ruth Miller, Washington Art Association, Washington CT
April 2009
• Painting Workshop with Ruth Miller, Washington Art Association, Washington CT.
February 2007
• Artist-In-Residence. Comprehensive Arts, New Haven CT 2006

Publications / Reviews
• Gallery Guide (September 2012) West 26th Street, New York.
Utopia: A Solo Exhibition of Tracy Powers. September 2012
• Press Release: Utopia at First Street Gallery. New York. September 2012
• Art in America, Volume100 No. 7 (Annual 2012-2013)
Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists. New York, NY
August 2012
• Art in America, Volumne 99 No. 7. Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists. 575 Broadway, New York NY.
August 2011
• Press Release: Art for Clearwater, Supporting Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders. First Street Gallery, NY.
December 2011
• Gallery and Studio, Volume 11 No5. “A New Picture Generation Emerges at Blue Mountain Gallery.” Byron Coleman, New York. June 2009
Other Professional Experience
• ArtWalk West Hartford Bus Shelter Art Project, CT September 2013
• Art Instructor, West Hartford Art League, CT 2013-present
• National MFA Juried Competition Committee: First Street Gallery, New York. 2010-2012
• Installation Committee: First Street Gallery, New York. 2010
• Art Instructor: Wolcott Youth Activities Center. Wolcott, CT. 2010
• Art Teacher: John S. Martinez School .New Haven, CT. 2006-2007
• Graphic Designer: Shakesperience Productions. Waterbury, CT. 2002-2004
• Assistant to Chair: Baum School of Art. Allentown, PA. 1996-1997



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