Whether working in collage, monotype or painting, for Tracey Adams it is all about the process. She has dedicated over 34 years honing her skills working in different media, and yet her unique marks and gestures are essential elements that distinguish her work. She is influenced mostly by geometry in respect to structures such as music or natural sciences, and seeks to discover the hidden patterns and divine order that organize nature, despite its seemingly random or accidental beauty. Her current work uses a random and not-so-obvious grid, creating an ambiguity between figure and ground. These are the first attempts at experimenting with possible outcomes from integrating the serial and indeterminate, and geometric with organic.
Originally trained as a musician, Adams completed her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1980. Concurrently, she studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, and her work is included in the collections of the Bakersfield Art Museum, the Crocker Museum of Art, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.