THE TRACY PIPER (b. Oakland, CA, 1987) is a female-identifying, contemporary painter 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. She has shown at SCOPE and SELECT in Miami, FL; stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; SCOPE New York, NY; and exhibits internationally. In 2017 Tracy competed on the GSNTV show “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” and emerged victorious! Most recently, Tracy completed six murals in the Bay Area to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and promote community safety during COVID-19. Her first published book ‘Worthy’ is available now at Voss Gallery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from California College of the Arts and is represented by Voss Gallery.
When the color of your skin is probable cause. When a kiss is an act of courage. When our kids learn to duck and cover for more reasons than an earthquake. When the media continues to feed us divisive lies, continues to make us feel less than… then this is the United States as we know it today. But we are worthy of more. Worthy of respect, of dignity. To be truly seen.
My goal with my work is to shake the normal narrative up and create truly inclusive work that dazzles while demanding thought. I am a bay area raised white woman, making work about LGBTQIA, Black, POC, feminist and tough social subjects, in a magical abstract/realist style. I believe art has the power to change the world.