Traci Talasco creates interactive installations that use architecture as a social / political space addressing female identity, balance and imbalance, and unnecessary struggles. Fragmented walls, floors, and interior spaces are stripped of their intended function in humorous and playful ways. Sometimes the work is activated subtly by walking, touch, or smell. Other times the pieces pose physical and emotional challenges such as balancing a floor or climbing an obstacle. The work imposes social interactions between multiple participants. She uses writing as a springboard for her ideas, and makes models and drawings for large-scale installations.
Notable solo installations include the Brooklyn Arts Council, DUMBO Arts Festival, McGrath Galleries, NYC, and Art Space, New Haven, CT. Select group exhibitions include the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY; Architecture Institute of Madrid, Madrid Spain; International Center for Photography, NYC; BRIC Media Arts Center, Rotunda Gallery, NYC; Harvestworks, NYC; and Governors Island, NYC. Residencies include the Bronx Museum of the Arts (AIM program), and CUE Art Foundation, NYC. Traci’s work has been reviewed in Time Out New York, Flash Art International, and the Village Voice and is included in several exhibition catalogs. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art / Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA.