Fascinated by the layers of meaning, signals and desires that exist within the home, Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet manipulates furniture and other domestic objects - she claws, shoots, and scratches, as well as fixes, improves, and elevates. According to the artist, these familiar forms, deconstructed and then reconfigured, attempt to raise questions in the viewer about his or her relationship to family and objects.
Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and two bachelor’s degrees in History and Art/Design from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and institutions, including venues in New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, and Washington, DC. She has worked as both an independent curator and a gallerist, curating notable regional exhibitions of art in Brooklyn, NY, and Raleigh, NC.
Spencer-Stonestreet has received a number of prestigious awards and honors; most recently she was presented with the 2012 - 2013 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Art at Hampton University, Hampton, VA.