Artist Biography

Tracy Krumm is a sculptor, educator and researcher of material studies and textile processes in metal and mixed media. Her work has exhibited internationally in over 175 gallery and museum exhibitions during the past 25 years including the Cheongju Biennial in South Korea; the Triennial of Textiles at the Central Museum in Lodz, Poland; the 4th Betonac Prize in Sint Truiden, Belgium; the Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe; the American Craft Museum in New York; the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. She was recently awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship in support of her studio practice.

She received her BFA with High Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1987 and her MFA in visual art from Vermont College in 1995. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous institutions since 1990 including Virginia Commonwealth University's Craft and Material Studies Program, the Witt Visiting Artist Program at the University of Michigan, Cranbrook, the Memphis College of Art, UC Santa Cruz, the University of Montana, Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont, Haystack, and Penland. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in Art + Design from 2006-2008 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and an Assistant Professor in the Fiber Department and Community Arts and Service Learning Program at the Kansas City Art Institute from 2008-2012.

Two grants in 2007 and 2008 from the International Folk Art Foundation allowed her to collaborate with nearly 1,000 community participants to complete Big Fiber: Human Tools, a series of four site-specific installations on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Metalsmith, Sculpture Magazine, American Craft, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal and Textil Forum. Collections include the US Department of State, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Denver Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Kansas State University, Bloomingdale's, Ford Motor Company, and the Clorox Corporation.

She is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and maintains a studio practice in St. Paul, Minnesota.