Throughout my art career I have created sculptures, installations, and video works. While the medium changes, there is a common thread addressing the physical and emotional aspects of home (in a humorous way). I grew up in a suburban house, in what seemed to be a stereotypical “American Dream”. But, I learned at an early age that things are not always as they appear. Now as a wife and mother myself, I am navigating my way through the ups and downs of family life.
Using home as a stage, the work focuses on emotional tensions such as arguments, lack of communication, and disappointments. The physical space of home, including the underlying architectural elements and the objects we choose to decorate it, all play a role. The works are participatory, inviting the viewer to physically engage with them in various ways. I frequently use construction materials and everyday objects, and use writing as a springboard for my ideas.
Traci Talasco’s solo installations include Art Space, CT 2007; CUE Art Foundation, NYC (artist-in-residence) 2006, and McGrath Galleries, NYC, 2006. Group exhibitions include Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2011; Art in Odd Places, NYC 2009; Locust Projects, FL, 2009; Harvestworks, NYC 2008; Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery 2006; Tilt Gallery + Project Space, OR 2006, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC 2003 (AIM program).
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Flash Art International and the Village Voice. Traci was born in 1974 in Newburgh, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA, in 1996 from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, PA.