“It’s Not Just Black & White – Looking Behind the Obvious” by Tracy Gansrow will be on display the month of April 2021.
Tracy Csoka Gansrow was born in Heirlin, Netherlands. She lived the majority of her youth at USMA, West Point, NY, where she later taught painting, drawing and framing at the West Point Arts & Crafts facility. Tracy began drawing at a very early age. At the age of 9 she was enrolled at the Bethlehem Art Gallery in NY to study under Hudson Valley Artist, John Gould. Her passion was sparked. She later studied painting and art history at SUNY New Paltz, N.Y., ultimately receiving a B.S. in Art Education. After working in NYC for the fashion industry as a digital artist for a few years she revisited her dream to paint. She opened her art studio, TCG Studio in NY and exhibited her work in multiple venues throughout the NY area.
After relocating to Charleston, SC Tracy was juried into the Charleston Artists Guild Gallery, Charleston, SC. as well as the Perspective Gallery. She served on the board of several galleries and art guilds to include the Scholarship Chair, Membership Chair and Gallery Steering committee for the Perspective Art Gallery. Tracy paints vibrant scenes representing her love for the marshes and coast. She also appreciated the beauty of the changing seasons and eventually Tracy moved to the foothills of North Carolina, where she currently resides and exhibits at Trade Alley Art Gallery, Hickory, NC.
Tracy has been the recipient of numerous awards in New York and the Carolinas. Her artwork hangs in homes and businesses across the country as well as in public collections by the cities of Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC.
“I work primarily in acrylic and oils. As I evolve as an artist I experiment in every medium imaginable, but painting is always my passion. I paint what I love or what intrigues me. I’m obsessed with the way light hits objects. My intent is to express a certain mood or moment in time using the play of light and color to create a visual impact.
I have recently begun to work with painting the figure again applying the sensitivity of light and shadow that I discovered in my landscapes. Mostly I wish to draw in the viewer to the sensuality of the play of light on objects of nature and humanity.”
To view Tracy’s artwork visit www.ArtVision1.com