Traci Talasco
Medium: Installation and Sculpture

Studio Location:
183 Lorraine Street
Studio # #75


Artist Bio:
Traci Talasco's solo installations include the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery; DUMBO Arts Festival; and Art Space, New Haven, CT. Select group exhibitions include the Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY; BRIC Media Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; Centre for Architecture, Madrid, Spain; Harvestworks, International Center for Photography Library, and Governor's Island, NYC. Talasco received a 2016 NYFA Fellowship in the category of Architecture / Environmental Structures / Design. She was an Artist-in-Residence at CUE Art Foundation and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (AIM Program) NYC. Her work has been reviewed in the Time Out New York Blog and the Village Voice among others. Traci has a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

Artist Statement:
I create sculptures and interactive installations that use sections of architecture as a social / political space. Balance and imbalance are repeating concepts that are translated in a number of ways from gender inequality, to financial imbalance, and day-to-day struggles. Potential and impossibility are two opposing forces that co-exist in humorous or absurd ways in my work. The level of interactivity varies from piece to piece. Sometimes the work is activated subtly, simply by walking, touching, or smell. Other times the work poses physical and emotional challenges. When multiple viewers are involved, my work functions on another level by creating social interactions between participants.

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