Maine Artist Represents in Berlin this October

Top Quote Portland's Digital Alchemist™ , Ann Tracy, has been juried into the 4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Berlin. End Quote
  • Portland-South Portland, ME (1888PressRelease) August 30, 2016 - When the 4th International Biennail of Fine Art and Documentary Photography opens October 6th at Palazzo Italia, Unter den Linden 10, Berlin, Germany over 446 contemporary artists from 41 countries will exhibit 1,230 photos. Included in that number is Maine artist & photographer Ann Tracy's two pieces from her new series "Domestic Considerations". The show, which runs to October 30th, will also include a retrospective exhibit by Steve McCurry, Magnum Photos; plus an exhibition of 'Aleppo, Syria, City of Chaos' and 'Refugee Crisis, Lesbos, Greece' by Yusuke Susuki. (

    Maine residents will get a chance to see the work by the former Cape Neddick resident, on Saturday October 1st at the Running with Scissors Open Studio and "6 x 6 Show", 250 Anderson, in Portland's eclectic East Bayside neighborhood from 10 am to 4 pm. The "Domestic Considerations" series is work by Portland's Digital Alchemist™ focusing on the plight of women who work 40 hours a week at a job and then come home to a second shift of housework.

    "I'm a big fan of ambiguity and chance in making art, since my salad days as a modern dancer (early 1970s) and happening upon Merce Cunnigham's theory of Chance Dance and the work of the Dadaists. I also use conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from my other life practices of performance, theater, dance, and journalism. In calling myself a Digital Alchemist™, I'm trying to reference both a classical past and a forward reaching future in which images with one meaning are combined with others to create new and poetic meanings. It's as if I'm being called home to a dream world in which fiction and reality meet, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Sometimes I like the photograph the way it is, then the manipulations are more focused on heightening the impact via color, design and emotional context. But other images call out to be a basis for combining unrelated aspects which many times lead to surprising analogies."

    Her fine art has been exhibited from Japan to Maui to New York City to Spain and Budapest, Hungary. She was a 2014, 2015 and 2016 finalist in the Julia Margaret Cameron competition and was invited to exhibit at the 3rd Photographic Biennale in Malaga, Spain, as well as the 4th Photographic Biennale this fall in Berlin. In 2014, artscope (New England's Art magazine) chose one of her digital collages for the centerfold of their August/September issue. In 2003 her work, "Stop" was included in the catalog of the "Violence Against Women" exhibition, Group 78 Amnesty International, Tokyo, Japan. Her digital paintings "The Power of Romania Lies in its Artists" and "Message 3" were juried into the 2010 and 2008 editions of "American Art Collector". She presented a creativity workshop to feature writers at the Sacramento Bee, a daily newspaper in 2008. Tracy has also worked as an art expert for KVIE CH 6 (PBS Sacramento) for the 2010 Art Auction and was featured in Sacramento Magazine in November 2010 (

    Tracy's studio is located within Running with Scissors in Portland Maine. She was chosen as one of the winter 2016 artists in the CSArts Project in Portland. She is a member of the Professional Women Photographers, Running with Scissors Arts Collective in Portland Maine, Digital Arts Guild, and Webists International Artists. Her work can be seen at Fine Art America ( and she is also the author of the following blogs:

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