BIOGRAPHY

GROWING UP IN THE SUBURBS OF Kansas City, Missouri, Tracey was greatly influenced by her father, Tom Russell, a painter, and art professor. Tom was a Regionalist whose mentor was Thomas Hart Benton, prior to the second world war. Tracey’s greatest mentor was her father, who recently passed away at the age of 97, painting nearly to the end.

Tracey received her BFA from Baker University in Kansas. While attending college, she studied art abroad in France and Italy. Then after college, she moved to Denver, Colorado to study design at the Colorado Institute of Art.

After graduating from Colorado Institute of Art, she realized her love of the fine arts, and took a position as an art consultant with C.G. Rein Galleries at 21st and Market, all while continuing to paint.

In 1993, Tracey opened The Russell Gallery, at 1660 Market Street, downtown Denver. During this time she married and had a daughter, Camille. Although she closed The Russell Gallery in 1996, while raising her daughter outside of Morrison, Colorado, she continued to paint and study.

In recent years, Tracey has returned to downtown Denver. Her paintings have appeared consistently throughout Denver’s Santa Fe Art District. She maintains her studio on South Broadway in Denver, and has begun teaching workshops.

 Tracey proudly shows her finest work at the Core New Art Space at 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado.

RECENT SHOWS & EVENTS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS​

Luminosity
Core New Art Space
Denver, Colorado 
2018

Modifiable Mark
Core Art Space
Denver, Colorado
October, 2017

Organic Indulgence
Core Art Space
Denver, Colorado
August, 2016

The Line 
Core New Art Space
Denver, Colorado
March 2015

Translucent Flashbacks
Core New Art Space
Denver, Colorado
August 2014

Undercurrent
Sync Gallery
Denver, Colorado
April 2013

Remembering & Forgetting
Sync Gallery
Denver, Colorado
April 2012

INVITED & JURIED EXHIBITIONS​

Pulchritudinous
Foolproof Gallery
Denver, Colorado
2019

Boulder Artists
Edge Gallery
Denver, CO
2019

Members’ Show
Core New Art Space
Denver, Colorado
January 2015

Black & White Show
Niza Knoll Gallery
Denver, Colorado
July 2014

Unfinished
Art Students League of Denver
The Pattern Shop Studio
Denver, Colorado
July 2014

Fall Into Art 
Art Students League of Denver
Faculty Show
Denver, Colorado
November 2014

 

DelecTABLE
Art Students League of Denver
Carson Gallery
Denver, Colorado
January 2014

Members’ Show
Core New Art Space
Denver, Colorado
January 2014

Russells’ 150+ 
Emporia Arts Counsel
Emporia, Kansas 
September 2012

All Colorado Art Show
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center
Greenwood Village, Colorado
2010-2015

Juror’s Choice Award 2015

Two Women Show
Vertigo Art Space
Denver, Colorado
2009

Sync Gallery
Denver, Colorado
2011

 

Red
All Colorado Art Show
Curtis Arts & Humanities Series
Juried Show
Greenwood Village, Colorado

Boxcar Gallery
Juried Show
Jim Robichon
Denver, Colorado
2010

All Colorado Art Show
Curtis Arts & Humanities Series
Greenwood Village, Colorado

HGTV Winter Park Dream Home
(acquired two pieces)
2007

Buell Theater Gallery
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, Colorado
2007

Buell Theater Gallery
Boettcher Concert Hall
Denver, Colorado 
2006

CORPORATE PLACEMENTS

Newmont Mining
Greenwood Village, Colorado

OPTION I
Nutrition Solutions
Centennial, Colorado

 

Treece Alfrey Musat, PC
Denver, Colorado

 

Reilly Pozner, LLP
Denver, Colorado

McConnell Fleishner
Houghtaling, LLC
Denver, Colorado

 

ART STUDENT’S LEAGUE OF DENVER DEMO & DIALOGUE SERIES

Meininger Art Materials
Denver, Colorado
March 2015

Madden Museum of Art
Greenwood Village, Colorado
August 2013

TEACHING

Art Student’s League of Denver
Denver, Colorado
September 2013 – present

Blackridge Artists’ School
Englewood, Colorado
September 2015

Penn Street Studios
Denver, Colorado
September 2015

THANK YOU FOR VISITING!

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