Katrina Tracuma is an outstanding award winning Fine Art graduate of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design 2018 and is already making quite a strong impression in the art world.
Katrina Tracuma's current body of work deals with the human impact on climate and the environment, featuring birdlife and fauna prevalent on the Cunnigar sand-spit which juts out into Dungarvan Bay close to Joan Clancy Gallery in the Waterford Gaeltacht.
Explored through the medium of painting, while utilizing bright pigments and striking colour combinations, Tracuma uses bold brushstrokes balanced with intricate details in a language of symbolic imagery and metaphors in a most engaging way.
The prevailing theme in her work is humankind's estrangement from nature, as viewed through the lens of our relationships with other species.
Born in 1993 in Jelgava, Latvia, Katrina now lives in Cork and has already exhibited extensively in Ireland, Russia, Spain, Northern Ireland, and England. Awarded the Visual Arts Award at the Galway Fringe Festival in 2018, Katrina is also a recipient of the Backwater Studios Graduate Residency Award and the Joan Clancy Gallery Annual Exhibition Prize. Her work is in many private collections across Europe.
Select group exhibitions include - Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; Queeriosity at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast; Everyday Encounters – Artlink Members Show at Artlink Ltd, in Fort Dunree, Co. Donegal; and
Present Perfect Continuous at Zverev Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow.