Tracy Murrell

Region: South


City / State: Atlanta, GA

I am drawn to images of the female form, particularly in silhouette. I see the poise and energy women bring to the world, which is so often commodified in popular media. In response to this, I offer counter-symbols of women as personifications of grace and strength.

I recontextualize images from popular culture, using them as entry points for deeper conversations on gender, race, and perceptions of beauty, prompting the viewer to question their own beliefs. In my current body of work, I incorporate hand-cut patterns and specialty papers with the silhouettes to focus on the themes of identity, migration, and displacement in the human narrative.

Painted in high-key color, my work is reminiscent of pop and post-pop masters such as Lichtenstein, Katz, and Hume.