TRACEY FAHY

Visual artist, educator and gardener, based in London, UK.

Working predominantly with photography, Tracey’s practice explores concepts of nature & culture plus human-environment relations.  A graduate from the MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, her work has been exhibited in art galleries and public spaces, in the UK and internationally, plus she’s held artist-in-residence positions in a number of diverse institutions. She also works with non-profit organisations as a workshop facilitator, using photography to empower vulnerable communities and to promote wellbeing.

Her path in horticulture has led to working in various high-profile gardens including Chelsea Physic Garden, Monet’s Garden, RHS Piet Oudolf show garden at Hampton Court and a historical garden in the Nanzen-ji monastery compound in Kyoto, Japan.   Gardening informs her practice and she’s interested in pursuing projects that weave together garden history with counterculture, stories about individual plants, land use and environmental concerns.

AWARDS | RECOGNITION:
2020 Funding: Arts Council England.
2018 Bursary: RHS (attendance at JGHH Seminar, Kyoto University of Art & Design).
2018 Bursary: Merlin Trust (as above).
2014 Shortlisted: Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2015.
2014 Shortlisted: FORMAT EXPOSURE Open Call 2015, Derby.
2014 Shortlisted: OPEN14, Brighton Photo Fringe.
2014 Selected: Fresh Faced+Wild Eyed, The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
2008 Winner: Rodchenko Photography Competition.  Selected by The Hayward Gallery curators.
1999 Winner: B&W Portrait Photographer of the Year.  Sponsored by Ilford.

COMMISSIONS | RESIDENCIES:
2019 Munn Scholarship, Foundation Claude Monet, Giverny, France.
2008 Stoke Mandeville Hospital (28 permanent artworks). Commissioned by Willis Newson.
2004 Photographer-in-residence Leading the Way – Royal Gloucestershire Hospital. Commissioned by Willis Newson.
2001 Artist-in-residence Artbridge – Tower Bridge Care Centre, London. Commissioned by Paintings in Hospitals.

EDUCATION:
Current RHS L2 Diploma in Horticulture, Capel Manor, Regent’s Park, London.
2012 MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography (Distinction), London College of Communication, UAL
2008 City & Guilds, Artist-in-Residence, Morley College, London.
1993 BA (Hons) Art & Design, Bradford College of Art & Design, W. Yorks.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2018 Other, Tate Exchange, London.
2017 Seeing Sound, Humble Arts Foundation.
2016 BanglaHop! Oxford House Gallery, Bethnal Green, London.
2015 Moving Gallery, Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Eltham Palace, London (GDA).
2014 OPEN14 (shortlist), Brighton Photo Fringe, The Regency Townhouse, Brighton.
2014 Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed, The Photographers’ Gallery, London. [Press Release]
2014 Concrete Collective Showcase, National Scientific Library, Tbilisi.
2014 Irish Voices, City Hall, London.
2014 AusZeiten & Räumen, AFF Galerie, Berlin.
2013 RIOT, Doomed Gallery, London.
2014 Never Seeing Nothing, Nursery Gallery, London.
2012 Still Moving, City Hall, London (Siobhan Davies Dance Project for Big Dance).
2012 Irreversible Materiality (solo show), Oxford House Gallery, Bethnal Green, London.
2012 Photography Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Arles, France (projection show).
2011 Moving Gallery Revisited, Greenwich Dances, London (Greenwich Dance Agency).
2010 Moving Gallery, 02 Arena, London (Greenwich Dance Agency for Big Dance).
2008 JPPS Exhibition, Koto-ku “Bunka” Center, Tokyo, Japan.
2008 AIR, Morley Gallery, London.
2008 Rodchenko Photography Competition (Winner), Hayward Gallery, London.
2005 Welcome to Our World, Byam Shaw Art Gallery, London.
2005 Flow, Byam Shaw Art Gallery, London.
2004 Leading the Way, Royal Gloucestershire Hospital, Gloucester.
2001 Artbridge, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Mayfair, London.
2001 Talking Pictures, Rose Court Residential Care Home, Hackney, London.
1999 Focus, NEC, Birmingham.
1998 Destinations, Olympia, London.