Tracey Tarling was born on the West Coast of Vancouver, Canada. She has studied painting and sculpture
at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and Zen brush painting at the Vancouver Academy of Art.
For several years, Tarling has been working has been working on a
series of paintings, sculptures and photo based mixed media works that reflect her interest in natural
sciences, transformation, passages and regrowth.
Using oil, ink, solvent transfers and drawing on plaster and wood, her surfaces suggest ethereal landscapes of trees, leaves and rock. Life cycles and watery curves are pushed forward and back in time. Elements of life seen through a microscope and the mysterious night sky. Fragile botanical fragments float and decay in a process of rejuvenation. Oceans of pigment spills and black marks are heavily weighted and charcoal and graphite are sanded and scratched with reference to process, struggle, and hope.
Tarling works have been exhibited Nationally and Internationally in over 70 shows. Her works have graced the covers of CD's and several books on Environmental Art , Biographies and books of Poetry.She has been commissioned to create works related to modern Feminism/Femininity for a corporate collection in Germany Tarling recently completed a commission for IBI Architecture Vancouver LA London whereby over 60 panes of glass were created to amplify light throughout a new public hospital in Vancouver Canada.