Background

Raised by two professional artists, Harris’s art career began at an early age. Initially showing in her family’s gallery and then branching out into other venues, her work has since shown in museums and galleries nationwide and featured in the movie, The Face of Love. Harris lives in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Statement

In her paintings, Tracey Sylvester Harris presents a dazzling iconic vision of the female form that merges the past with the present. Inspired by found black and white snapshots from the mid-century, her paintings are colorful yet bittersweet, depicting fleeting moments captured almost a lifetime ago. Suspended in time, Harris’ stylish and elegant cropped figures put on scarlet lipstick, dream by the pool or sit in contemplation. With the context of their actions removed, the women become mysterious; they are alluring not for their bodies, but for the secrets they hold.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

In Good Company, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA, United States, 2015
Lost Holiday, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, 2015
California Cool, Art Auction 2015, Laguna Art Museum, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA, United States, 2015
Palette to Palate, Laguna Art Museum, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA, United States, 2014
Face of Love, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States, 2014