Arts

‘Speaking of the Arts:’ Tracy Murrell

Tracy Murrell's work mostly focuses on silhouettes of Black women.
Tracy Murrell's work mostly focuses on silhouettes of Black women.
Credit Tracy Murrell

Tracy Murrell is a painter, collage artist and print-maker. While Murrell was in between jobs, her interest in creating artwork was sparked due to a home project. “I wanted a painting of a sunrise over my staircase and I decided that I would do it,” said Murrell. “So, I went to the art store and I bought supplies and a 60-inch canvas and set up everything in my kitchen and started painting.”

Over the course of two years finishing the painting, she took art classes and had assistance from other artists to help with the process. She had her first solo exhibition in 2009 and has had her artwork in several galleries around Atlanta since. Most of Murrell’s works focus on the silhouette of Black women. She creates themes focusing on identity, migration and displacement in the human narrative.

Murrell will have a solo exhibition at the Hammonds House Museum in 2022 exploring migration through the female lens.

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