TRACY SARROFF’s practice is cross-media, using a range of traditional and non-traditional materials, often in innovative ways. Ideas relating to ecology and overlapping concerns between art and science underlie many of her projects, whilst their form stems from basic structural compositions of living things, their growth and transformation. Patterns, structures, and fragments are sifted from the natural world and recombined. What prevails is an interest in our relationships with ecology and science and the creative boundaries of what is both imaginary and real. Frequently using ideas that are allied to science fiction and science fact, her work can manifest an ambiguous natural and artificial engagement. Transgenics, biotechnology, botanical illustration, microscopy, and science fiction have been some themes fuelling her explorations to date. Often which, can relate to contemporary society and new movements in scientific research. Her practice isn’t, however, always predictable. She takes unexpected tangents, which vary conceptually and explore a multitude of material and aesthetic interests.
Tracy Sarroff graduated from BA Fine Art (Hons), RMIT University in 2001 and has since exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited widely, including Sydney Contemporary, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Conny Dietzschold Gallery Sydney, James Dorahy Project Space Sydney, MARS Gallery, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre Newcastle, Departure Gallery London/UK, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford/UK, Burghley House Sculpture Park/UK and The Bargehouse, London/UK.
She has been a finalist in many national art prizes including The Paul Guest Prize, The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Redland Art Awards and Substation Art Prize. She has also exhibited in artist-run galleries and participated in several artist residencies. Tracy is a past recipient for the Australia Council grant among others. In 2009 she was selected for the prestigious Economist Plaza commission by the Contemporary Art Society in central London, in 2010 she completed a commission for Staffordshire’s Arts and Museum Service/UK, and in 2015/16 she is working towards an ambitious public art commission 'Birrarung Moat' in Melbourne Docklands for the City of Melbourne.
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