About

Tracey Waldroup is best known for her abstract works which convey a sense of mystery, primarily through illegible handwriting, buried under layers of acrylic paint and texture. The artist who is most influential in her current work is American painter Cy Twombly; his gestural writing conveys a sense of spontaneity that inspires her process.

Her work is heavily indebted to Buddhist teachings which have carried her from a place of suffering and loss to a place of wholeness and healing. Having acquired the ability to start fresh after periods of upheaval, she is fearless in her attitude toward life and making art.

Tracey teaches fearlessness in creating art and living life. After earning her BFA in Art Education and MA in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas at Arlington, she taught high school advanced placement art in Grapevine, TX. She has also taught adult basic education classes for those pursuing their GED, and continues to teach private art lessons for children.

 

RESUMÉ

EDUCATION
M.Ed. Educational Leadership December 2012
University of Texas at Arlington | GPA 4.0

B.F.A. in Art Education, magna cum laude May 2006
Fine Arts Certification, Kindergarten through 12th grade
University of Texas at Arlington | GPA 3.87/4.0

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2006-2014 Grapevine High School, Grapevine, TX
AP Drawing, AP Design, Pre-AP Art II, Art I, Electronic Media, Painting II

 

EXHIBITIONS
2016    W Design Studios  Victoria, TX
2016    Home Builders Show  Victoria, TX
2015    Home Builders Show  Victoria, TX
2015    It’s Temporary, Anyway, 313 Gallery Rio  Victoria, TX
2014    Coffee, Buon Giorno  Grapevine, TX
2014    Series Work, Roots Coffeehouse  North Richland Hills, TX
2014    Eternal, iTea Lounge  Euless, TX
2013    Ambient, Heylee’s Collections  Fort Worth, TX
2013    Selections, Rockin’ Haute Art Gallery  Colleyville, TX
2011    Art Educator Summer Institute Exhibition, TCU  Fort Worth, TX
2009    Art Educator Exhibition, Grapevine High School  Grapevine, TX
2006    Innovation, Hue Gallery  Mansfield, TX
2005    UTA Senior Exhibition, University of Texas at Arlington  Arlington, TX
2005    Excel Student Art Show, Blue Bonnet Ballroom, University of Texas at Arlington  Arlington, TX
2004    Excel Student Art Show, Blue Bonnet Ballroom, University of Texas at Arlington  Arlington, TX
2004    39 Hour Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center  Ft. Worth, TX
2003    University of North Texas Student Competition, Student Gallery, University of North Texas  Denton, TX

COLLECTIONS
1st Community Bank, Victoria, TX
The Box Coffee, Victoria, TX
Genelle Seekamp Collection