Joan Mitchell Center

Tracey Snelling

Berlin, Germany and Oakland, CA
May 14 - June 8
Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient (2015)
Sculptor
traceysnelling.com

Tracey Snelling is a mixed media artist based in Berlin and Oakland. Her work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location. Snelling has had numerous film screenings and exhibitions at venues throughout the US and Europe, including The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium; Sundance Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; the Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville; 21c Museum, Louisville, KY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, among many others. Snelling was recently awarded a fellowship with the University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2017) and completed sculptural commissions for the Museum Historisches Frankfurt and Facebook in Menlo Park (2018). Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Baltimore Museum of Art; the Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; the West Collection, Oaks, PA; and 21c Museum, Louisville, KY. Snelling is a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant and is a 2017-18 artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

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​​​​​​​One Thousand Shacks

​​​​​​​One Thousand Shacks

2015, mockup of proposed installation, photographs of installation details, wood, metal, images, garbage, lcd screens, media players, speakers, transformers, wire, 15 x 10 x 3 feet

Desert Hideaway

Desert Hideaway

2014, wood, metal, images, lcd screens, media players, speakers, transformers, wire, sand, roofing paper, projections, electroluminescent wire, room size installation (motel: 2.5 x 8 x 1.5 feet)

Oakland Sideshow

Oakland Sideshow

2013, wood, lights, fake concrete, slot car, motor, LCD screens, media players, motion detector, speakers, transformer, 17 x 19 x 16 inches

Mexicalichina

Mexicalichina

2001, wood, metal, paint, fake landscaping, lights, electroluminescent wire, lcd screens, media players, speakers, transformer, 53 x 35e x 36 inches

7 Eleven

7 Eleven

2015, wood, paint, plastic, lights, cold cathode lights, LCD screen, media player, speakers, transformer, 15 x 17 x 21 inches

Los Angeles (Smog)

Los Angeles (Smog)

2013, wood, paint, lights, fake landscaping, smoke machine, LCD screens, media players, speakers, transformer, Plexiglas cover, 18 x 21 x 19 inches

Communist Apartment

Communist Apartment

2013, wood, paint, lights, plastic, fake concrete, electroluminecent wire, lcd screen, media player, speakers, transformer, 18 x 21 x 31.5 inches and 20.5 x 16 x 22 inches

The Stranger

The Stranger

2014, short film, collaboration with Idan Levin, 4 minutes 42 seconds, https://vimeo.com/106785669