Tracey Williams

Tracey Williams studied art in London and New Zealand and has an MFA with honours from Elam School of Fine Arts – where she currently teaches. Her practice inspects ideas of heterogeneous ‘little narratives’; or examines the notion of a ‘self’ as an Imaginary object selected from the myths and representations of popular culture, while considering how the re-presentation of typecast artefacts can be used as a mode of authorship. Tracey works in both print and sculpture (installation) as stand-alone visual language tools. Screen-printing is used to suggest constructivity in reference to identity. This is a collaged self, cut and pasted from commodified ideals. The selection of process is considered and deliberate – referring to the man-powered techno-cultural mediums of commercial production, and to allow the process of construction to sit on the surface of the image (rather than seamlessly merge the piecemeal elements of a constructed object). Tracey’s interest in print also extends to its politics and history as an economically and visually democratic medium. Tracey consistently exhibits her work within New Zealand, and it has been shown in the USA and Australia. She has also participated in several high-profile design projects and commissions.