Tracy Penn is an environmental artist working in encaustic and found material. She works with upcycled material to give a second life to the discarded and to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Tracy did her artistic training at the Art Students League of New York, the International Center of Photography, and the New York School for Interior Design. In addition, she has worked with highly regarded art educators to learn the nuance of encaustic.

In a previous life Tracy worked in marketing at the Museum of Modern Art and museum education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim. She has a master’s degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

Tracy attended the Chateau d'Orquevaux Artist Residency, in Orquevaux, France in 2022 and was awarded The Denis Diderot A-i-R Grant. In addition, she was awarded the Puffin Foudation Ltd. grant in 2023 for the creation of “Ubiquitous: An immersive installation about microplastics in our bodies”.

She also works as an independent curator. Tracy curated a booth for Arts Gowanus at The Other Art Fair New York, an exhibition on Artsy, Art for Environmental and Climate Justice, and a show for the Art Gowanus ArtWalk, UPCYCLING: Transforming the Discarded into Art.

Tracy’s work has been shown in galleries throughout the world and is in private collections across the country. Her work is part of the Gallery Diderot, permanent collection in Orquevaux, France.

She works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


R&F Paint, People & Places, 10/20/2020

Upcycling: A Group Exhibit that Transforms Trash into Treasure, Art Hag, 10/19/2020

Supporting New York City: Art For Food Auction, Up Magazine, Spring 2020

Continuum: Established Gallery, Art Hag, 1/21/2020