Born from the seedy underbelly of the Bay Area circus scene as a hand balancing contortionist and established within the video game industry, this portrait artist brings not only years of experience working in the creative field but also a unique perspective on all things empirical and contemporary.
A true 21st century artist, Tracy spans the gap between nerdom and nightlife with a colourful cast of paintings that invite the viewer to join in on the fun. She has shown at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York, is represented by ArtNowNY and shows on both coasts often. She graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.
As an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter my interests commonly land my paintbrush smack dab within the culture I was raised in. A kaleidoscope of vibrant color, strong movement and stronger personalities; these keys to my work are an homage to my magical and sometimes strange life as a nightlife performer. All these years of performing have given me a privileged look into some of the best and brightest of the notoriously playful and strange cast of San Francisco’s late night. My goal is to shine a spotlight on the true potential of the unashamed and bring in the un-initiated to this circus we call life.
2015 Forever Young, ArtNowNY, New York, NY USA
2015 Your Love is Wild, The York, Los Angeles LA USA
2015 Your Love is Wild, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA USA
2014 2 Blocks of Art, Monarch, San Francisco, CA USA
2012 Tracy Piper, Monarch, San Francisco, CA USA
2012 Let there be Rock, SupperClub SF, San Francisco, CA USA
2016 4th Annual 12 x 12, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2015 Summertime Series, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast AUSTRALIA
2015 3rd Annual 12 x 12, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2014 GG 2 Year Anniversary, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2014 Select Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL USA
2014 Push It, ArtNowNY, New York, NY USA
2014 CA 12 X 12, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2014 SCOPE NEW YORK, ArtNowNY, New York, NY USA
2013 SCOPE MIAMI, ArtNowNY, Miami Beach, FL USA
2013 Gauntlet Canvas Collection, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2013 Music Sounds Better With You, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2013 I Love New Dork, Bunny Cutlet, Brooklyn, NY USA
2013 Visions and Reflections, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2013 Boss Battle, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA USA
2012 Intrinsic Exuberance, duo (Craig Poindexter), Nieto Fine Art, San Francisco, CA USA
2015 ArtiCentric | Scott DubhGhaill – Meet Artist Tracy Piper
2014 ArteFuse | Oscar Laluyan – Picture This: Push it real good ladies!
2014 Nasty Gal | Yasi Salek – Artsy Fartsy: Yasi Salek’s Take on The ‘Push It’ Exhibition
2013 SCOPE Art Show Vimeo – SCOPE Miami Beach 2013
2013 Game Spot Channel – The Timeless Art of Mega Man
2012 Art Business.com – Nieto 7.20.12