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Traci Talasco
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus


ARTIST STATEMENT: I create interactive installations that use architecture as a social / political space addressing female identity, balance and imbalance, and unnecessary struggles. Fragmented walls, floors, and interior spaces are stripped of their intended function in humorous and playful ways. Sometimes the work is activated subtly by walking, touch, or smell. Other times the pieces pose physical and emotional challenges such as balancing a floor or climbing an obstacle. When multiple viewers are involved, the work often imposes awkward social interactions between participants. I use ordinary home construction materials and decorative elements, such as plywood, wallpaper, carpeting, and furniture. As part of my working process I make models and drawings for larger scale installations. I also uses writing as a springboard for my ideas, or I start with a material that I am attracted to and work with its inherent associations.

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Solo Exhibitions:
2014 - 2015 “Rub Me the Wrong Way”, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, NYC
2007 ”How you seduce me (brought to you by Glidden)”, Art Space,
New Haven, CT
2003 “Property Line”, McGrath Galleries, NYC

Select Group Exhibitions:
2016 "Unbroken", Pop-Up Exhibition, Brooklyn, NYC
2015 “Behind Doors & Through Windows”, Edward Hopper House Art Center,
Nyack, NY
2014 DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NYC
“Art in Odd Places: The Artifacts”, Governor’s Island, NYC
“Masquelibros” Artist Book Fair, Center for Architecture, Madrid, Spain
“Espora Project”, International Center for Photography Library, NYC
2013 “Masquelibros” Artist Book Fair, Center for Architecture, Madrid, Spain
2012 “Masquelibros” Artist Book Fair”, Madrid, Spain
2011 “Prism”, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ
“Taking Place”, Floor4Art, NYC
“Neo-Nomads”, BRIC Media Art Center, Rotunda Gallery, NYC
2010 “Conceptual Narrative”, Floor4Art, NYC
2009 “Dramatic Pause”, Art in Odd Places, 14th Street, NYC
Video Project, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
2008 “Near Sighted – Far Out”, Harvestworks, NYC
Art Auction, CUE Art Foundation, NYC
“Sputter”, Moab Video Project, Moab, UT
Gala Exhibition, Art Space, New Haven, CT
2007 “The Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel”, Portland, OR
“Blank”, Tilt Gallery + Project Space, Portland, OR
2006 “”, Rabbit Hole Studio, Brooklyn, NYC
“This one time…”, Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery, NYC
Flat Files, Tilt Gallery + Project Space, Portland, OR
2003 “AIM 23”, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC
2002 Affordable Art Fair, NYC
2001 “TenSum”, DNA Studio, NYC
2000 “Small Works”, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC

Awards + Honors:
2016 NYFA Fellowship, Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design
2014 Artist Talk, Brooklyn Arts Council, NYC
2006 Cue Art Foundation, Artist Residency, NYC
Art in General, Finalist for New Commissions Program
2004 Community Word Project Teaching Training + Residency program, NYC
2003 The Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM program, NYC

1993-1996 Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Elkins Park, PA, B.F.A
1992-1993 State University of NY at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, metalsmithing

2014 Coleman, Bailey. "Rub Me the Wrong Way." EHS Chronicle Rub Me the
Wrong Way Comments. N.p., 10 Oct. 2014. Web.
"Kensington, Brooklyn: Kensington Artist Sharpens Look at Women’s
Roles." Kensington, Brooklyn Blog: N.p., 2 Oct. 2014. Web.
Will, Pulos. "Walk through a Room Made Entirely of Sandpaper Tonight."
Time Out New York. Time Out New York Blog, 26 Sept. 2014. Web.
Ogle, Vanessa. "Roughing It! Artist Builds Kitchen out of Sandpaper in
Dumbo." The Brooklyn Paper. The Brooklyn Paper, 24 Sept. 2014. Web.
Sales, Liz. "Tag Archives: Traci Talasco." International Center of
Photography Library. N.p., 28 May 2014. Web.
Malone, Bask. The New Collectors Book. Ed. Tchera Niyego. 2014
Edition ed. N.p.: Basak Malone LLC, 2014. Issuu. 2014.
2011 “Neo-Nomads: What Travels with You?”, Exhibition Catalogue, Anne-
Laure Fayard, Baseera Fox Khan, and Aileen Wilson, New York, NY
Art In Odd Places: Sign, Exhibition Catalogue, Ed Woodham, Erin
Donnelly, Radhika Subramanism, NewYork, NY, 2011.
2009 Steven McElroy: “Art in Odd Places,” The New York Times: October 1,
2007 Norris, T.J: “Hereto, Where Art Thou?”,; May 11, 2007
Hoffman, Hank: “Why Look at Animals?”, Connecticut Art Scene; Feb 7,
2006 “This one time….” FIT Art Market Principals + Practices, May 2006
2003 Rosenberg, Karen: “Statements and Strategies: Young
Artists Negotiate Their Entry Into the Gallery Scene,” The
Village Voice: volume XLVIII No. 35; August 27 –
September 2, 2003: 92.
“Art Fragments from the big: Aim 23 The Bronx Museum of the Arts,”
Brian Boucher, Flash Art International, n° 232 October 2003.
"Artist-in-the-Market-Place," The Bronx Museum of Art, summer 2003.
2002 “Calendar.” The New York Sun. October 30, 2002: 12.


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