BIOGRAPHY

Tracy Peters is a Winnipeg-based multidisciplinary artist who examines the interactions between organic and human-built environments. In her site-responsive studio practice, she engages with time, space, light and weather to record changes in eroding landscapes. Many years of darkroom practice initiated her research into fragile materials and the emotive power of surfaces, resulting in immersive installations and videos that are largely based in the photographic process. She has been awarded grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council, as well as residencies that include a partnership between Void Gallery and the Social Studios and Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland, the Deep Bay Residency program in Riding Mountain National Park, Canada, and the ArtCenter/South Florida-MAWA artist exchange program in Miami Beach, FL.  Her work has exhibited across Canada and in Europe.

 

 

STATEMENT

In my interdisciplinary practice, I incorporate photography, video and installation to investigate the relationships between organic and human-built environments.  Most recently, I have used photo-based installations to collaborate with nature to collect impressions resulting from the passage of time, light and weather.  I wove photographs into an abandoned grain shed and embedded light-sensitive paper in a stone beach to witness the effects of the climate, geography and the ecosystem.  The resulting works of three-dimensional objects, photographic prints, video projection and installations embody the metabolism of an eroding landscape.  In these haptic interventions, I examine the parallels between organic and human processes as a way to consider their impact on natural and human environments.  

 

 

CV

 

Solo Exhibitions/

Site-specific Installations

2018     Littoral Landscape, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB 

2016     Littoral Landscape, Site-specific Installation, Lake Winnipeg, MB

2015     Tide Land, The Social Studios and Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
             SHIFT: Unusual Migration, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

2014     SHED Unusual Migration, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, MB

2013     SHED Root, Public Excursion, Manitoba Culture Days, Winnipeg, MB

             SHED Implant, Site-specific Installation, Winnipeg, MB

2012     SHED I&II, Site-specific Installations, Off-site projects, Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

2010     Transience and Resistance, Site-specific Installation, Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB

2009     Meditations on Memory, Martha Street Studio Project Room, Winnipeg, MB

2007     Photographic Works, The Pavilion Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
 

Screenings 

2018     Limestone Coast Video Art Festival (forthcoming), Shallow Deep screening, Mount Gambier, Australia
             Dazibao, Disturbance screening, Montreal, QC

2017     BIDEODROMO, Shallow Deep screening, Bilbao, Spain
             Videos de femmes dans la parc (GIV), Shallow Deep screening, Gatineau, QC
             Videos de femmes dans la parc (GIV), Shallow Deep screening, Montreal, QC
             The Vault (GIV/Groupe Intervention Vidéo) HIVE screening, Montreal, QC
             Traverse Video FestivalForest Floor screening, Toulouse, France

2016     Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF)Forest Floor screening, Winnipeg, MB

2015     Antimatter (Media Art)Disturbance screening, Victoria, BC
             VideomedejaDisturbance media installation, Novi Sad, Serbia
             Videos de femmes dans la parc (GIV), Disturbance screening, Gatineau, QC
             Videos de femmes dans la parc (GIV), Disturbance screening, Montreal, QC
             Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF), HIVE screening, Winnipeg, MB  
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015     Remote Photo Festival, SHED media installation, The Social Studios and Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

2014     Lateral Symmetry, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB

2013     Multiple Exposures, featuring Winnipeg Photographers, The Gallery Shop, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2012     New Work, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB

2011     The Eye's Subconscious via Digital Pinhole Photography, Le Centre d'artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, ON

2010     Sarasvati’s FEMFEST Closing Cabaret, Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film, University of Winnipeg, MB
             the I’mperfect 10, Foundation Mentorship Showcase, MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art), Winnipeg, MB
             Annual Juried Pinhole Show, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009     On the Fringe II, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
             International Juried Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Con.text, Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2008     Artmarks: Manitoba Bookmarks, Manitoba Arts Network (touring Manitoba)
             Figure Ground, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2007     Epiphany, Vault Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
             Transition, Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

 

Residencies

2016     ArtCenter/South Florida-MAWA Artist Residency Exchange Program, Miami, Florida

2015     Deep Bay Artists' Residency at Riding Mountain National Park of Canada, MB
             The Social Studios and Gallery in partnership with Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

 

Bibliography

2018     Willow Rector. "A Land to Light on: The Littoral Landscapes of Tracy Peters". Published by Gallery 1C03, University of
             Winnipeg.
             Akimbo HIT LIST, Tracy Peters, Akimbo website
             Karen Wilson Baptist.(forthcoming). Wide Open Spaces: Towards a Phenomenology for Prairie Landscape
             Architecture
. In North, E. (ed.), Innate Terrain.

2015     Kegan McFadden. "(Re)Build" . Critical Distance Essay 20:1. PaperWait. Volume 17, 2014/15. Published by
             aceartinc.          

2014     David S. Churchill"Tracy Peters". Border Crossings. 33:4. December 2014: 92-94.
             Natalia Lebedinskaia"Lateral Symmetry". Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (exhibition essay). 

             Steven Leyden Cochrane"New Growth". Winnipeg Free Press. Sept. 11
             Sarah Swan.  "Artists offer distinct takes on Canadian landscape"Winnipeg Free Press. Sept. 2
             Mentoring Artists for Women's Art. MAWA Celebrating 30 Years (exhibition catalogue). 

2013     Steven Leyden Cochrane"A Developing Situation".  Winnipeg Free Press. Sept. 19

2012     Mary Reid. "SHED"Palimpsest (anthology).  published by Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts.
             PaperWait.  Artist page.  Volume 14, 2011/12.  Published by aceartinc.

2011     Digital Pinhole Photography Triennial.  First Edition.  Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle.

2010     the i’mperfect 10 Foundation Mentorship Showcase.  interview with Tracy Koga, Backstage. Shaw TV

2009     High Quality, Lo-fi Photography.  participating artist. Rayko Photo Center

2007     Local Artist visits MTHA.  The SwitchIron Newsletter. Manitoba Transit Heritage Association
 

Presentations/Workshops

2018     Gallery 1C03 (artist talk), University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
             Eat Your Arts & Vegetables (interview), CKUW 95.9 FM, Winnipeg MB

2016     ArtCenter/South Florida, Open Studio Night (artist talk), Miami, FL

2015     Deep Bay Residency (artist talk), Visitors Centre. Riding Mountain National Park, MB
             Remote Photo Festival (workshop), The Social Studios and Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
             North Island College (artist talk), Courtenay, British Columbia

2014     Eat Your Arts & Vegetables (interview), CKUW 95.9 FM, Winnipeg, MB
             aceartinc. (artist talk), Winnipeg, MB
             First Fridays in The Exchange (interview), Free Press News Cafe, Winnipeg, MB
             Department of Landscape Architecture (artist talk), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
 

Grants/Awards

2016     Manitoba Arts Council, Media Arts Grant
             Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant
             Manitoba Arts Council, Travel/Professional Development Grant

2015     VIDEOMEDEJA 19th International Film Festival, Honourable Mention (Installations)
             Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
             Manitoba Arts Council, Travel/Professional Development Grant
             Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional Development Grant

2014     Manitoba Arts Council, Creation/Production Visual A Grant

2013     Manitoba Arts Council, Creation/Production Visual B Grant
             Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist B Grant

2012     Manitoba Arts Council, Creation/Production Visual B Grant

2011     Manitoba Arts Council, Creation/Production Visual C Grant
 

Distribution

VUCAVU
Video Pool Media Arts Centre
 

Collections

Province of Manitoba
Private collections across Canada
 

Community Activity

Selection Jury, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, MB

Assessor, Manitoba Arts Council, Visual Arts Creation/Production ABC panel, Winnipeg, MB

Board of Directors, Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, Winnipeg, MB

Selection Committee, Winnipeg Folk Festival Hand-Made Village, Winnipeg, MB

Board of Directors, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) Winnipeg, MB

Committee Chair, Over the Top Art Auction, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, MB
 

Professional Development

Independent Imaging Retreat/Film Farm, (forthcoming), Mount Forest, ON

Arts West Retreat, Riding Mountain Conference Centre, Clear Lake, MB

Biology as a New Art Medium Workshop, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Foundation Mentorship Program, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA), Winnipeg, MB