Tracy Richardson

Los Angeles based multi - media abstract artist, self taught painter with a studio background in sculpture and a bachelors in Cultural Anthropology from UCLA.  While studying sculpture at Houston Community College, Sculpture Professor Michael Golden introduced me to the great work of Louise Bourgouis, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenburg and Camille Claudel. Experiencing art work like theirs (and other's) in person is a powerful, exhilarating, sometimes life changing and touches a part of me that only another artist can relate to, its like describing childbirth to someone who has never given birth. 

 Born in Houston, Texas to parents who were a product of the Silent Generation (1939) and I was a product of the Jones Generation (1962 - often mistaken for a Baby Boomer). To say the least 'we had a failure to communicate', but what they lacked in communication skills, they made up for in their love for buying, remodeling and selling homes. Having  a great natural eye for style, art and music my parents became co investors of an International Art Gallery in the early 1970's that specialized in original oil paintings. They began collecting oil paintings and works of fine art like Norman Rockwell and Peter Max. Looking back it was like living in an art history class for a few years.  I have many fond memories of going to wallpaper stores and picking out patterns or going to the Galleria  to visit the International Art Gallery and look at art while my dad was doing business with the co owners.

During the first year of the pandemic, we had to move our mother into an assisted living for memory care and had to sell off pieces of artworks and other collectibles such as vintage purses and throw out the divorce papers from the 1980's. It was an emotional experience that began years before, when mom couldn't hide the Alzheimer's anymore and my brother and I were having to go over to give her the list of medications prescribed because some day's she couldn't remember if she took her pills.The end of conversations, the end of certain memories and her loss of control over her independence melted into the second year of the pandemic. I was still isolating from people and large crowds and decided to study for and get an FAA Remote Pilot License to shoot aerial photography with drones. The drone gave me a way to escape my apartment and observe, study and interact with beautiful architecture, natural and man made around Los Angeles. Shooting aerial photography with a drone is a thrilling experience and inspired new work. Currently working on an abstract diptych painting - called, "Foundation Plan", the piece is inspired from the aerial photography of a construction site I took one weekend while driving around Venice, CA. The overhead views of construction sites are teaming with abstract lines and beautiful measurements and piles of materials yet to be built into the structure. 

Art Shows -
1991 - West Gray Gallery, Houston, TX
1992 - Downtown Grounds, Houston, TX
              Menil Bookstore, Houston, TX
              Texas Art Supply, Houston, TX
              "Hair Ball" - Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
1997 - Schupe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 2001 - Art Share Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2020 - ACCA Gallery Online Show, Beverly Hills, CA

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Selfie 2020

This is the artists holding "Deconstructed 6x 16", pieces before assemblage.

Tracy Richardson - at Texas Art Supply Show 1992

First place at Texas Art Supply College art show with her piece, "Dream Catcher" mixed medium - wood, rebar, paper, spray adhesive..1992, in private collection.