Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tracy Fish received her MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts from Duke University (2015) and a BA in Art Studio from Coastal Carolina University. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Photography at University of Nevada teaching courses in still and moving image. Fish uses her interest in culture and history as a catalyst to explore themes of familial narrative, memory and place through a variety of mediums including photography, audio and experimental videography. Both her upbringing in New York City and former residency in the south has informed her work and process. Fish has won various awards and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her first collaborative book Chasing the Paper Canoe was published in 2013 by the Athenaeum Press.
As a teacher, Fish is dedicated to creating a space for community and conversation that exists both inside and out of the classroom. She encourages her students to be receptive and observational to the complexities of society, question what they are exposed to and use these results as a tool for discovering what is important to them. Fish believes that this simultaneous question and search for answers will help contribute to her students finding themselves as both makers and artists.
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