Tracy Burtz

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Artist Statement

My Women Series

One of the genres I work in is my life size oil paintings of women. They do not confront: they entice. The viewer is drawn in wondering: what they are thinking , what they are feeling.

Animals, primarily dogs are an important part of my life.

I have tried to “forget” my formal training. As a result my work has simplified yet at the same time become more specific.

Some miseries must be endured alone. Some wonderment can only be experienced alone. A joy shared can be greater; a puzzlement or a misery shared is also greater. For many women, the embodiment of true constancy is the dog, who sits and watches and loves. “

Educational Background

MFA 1980 CUNY Queens College

BFA 1978 Boston University School for the Arts