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BIOGRAPHY


Oil 12 x 16
By Scott Burdick
1991


Tracy is painting Lake Louise in
Banff, Canada, in July 1996.
Her son, Ross, is watching.

TRACY WRIGHT AVANT

Color fills Tracy Wright Avant's world.  Her use of the "Alla Prima" direct method of oil painting allows her to create on canvas stroke, hue-masterful floral still lifes, portrait, landscapes, and wildlife scenes.

Avant lives her art, or perhaps more accurately, her art lives through her.  Every facet of this young woman's life is connected to her art.  Her world has always been filled with art.

Avant captures her initial emotion of her subject. "I want to transfer my feelings onto my canvas," she says, "so that the end result will hopefully be embraced by the viewer.  Every painting I do I regard as a wonderful new challenge of seeing light, design, form, line and color correctly.  I'm truthful to what I paint.  My painting is the result of a process which affords me an ever-deepening immersion into my future works."

Her son Ross is the subject of many of Avant's paintings.  "He's my inspiration," she says, "I constantly see in Ross new and fresh ideas for further creations.  His expressions and positions are inspirations for new paintings."

Tracy Wright Avant's paintings have been exhibited in many one-woman and group juried shows across the United States and she has been the recipient of numerous awards for her paintings.  Her membership in artist's organizations have allowed her to paint with some of the finest artists in America.  She gives credit to these artists, as well as the masters whose work she continues to seek out in museums: Fechin, Sargent, and Sorolla.

Avant's bold use of color, her innate sense of composition and masterful brushwork captures the essence of her world. She can take a vase of brilliant red roses, from her South Texas garden, and create a still life of intense emotion.   Tracy Wright Avant's love of God and life are as much the fabric of her art as the canvas on which she paints.

Nancy Webb  
Journalist 
Austin American Statesman

TRACY WRIGHT AVANT
Partial Resume Only - For full resume please contact one of the galleries from the Representation page

BORN 1960 Fort Dix, New Jersey
EDUCATION 2000
2000
1999
1998
1990
1983
1972
Texas A&M University, M.S.
Workshops at the Fredericksburg Artist's School
Workshops at the New Braunfels Art League
Workshops at the Scottsdale Artist's School
Warren Hunter School of Art
Southwest Texas State University, B.S.
McNay Art Institute



STYLE
Representational / Impressionistic Realism 
TECHNIQUE
Alla Prima - direct method
MEDIUM
Oil, Acrylic and Pastel
SELECTED SOLO AND 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2010
2010
04-14
04-14
08
06 - 14
08 - 14
09 - 11
12 - 14
13 - 14
13 - 14
07 - 14
05 - 10
00 - 03
01 - 02
99 - 01
1999
1997
1995

1993

1990
National Invitational Exhibition of American Art
Whistle Pik Invitational Exhibition
Germanton Christmas Show
Gilcrease Museum Miniature Show
Danforth Gallery All Gallery Show
Collector's Covey Miniature Show
Trailside Miniature Show, Jackson, WY
Trailside Christmas Show, Scottsdale, AZ
Mountain Oyster Club Exhibition, Tucson, AZ
Phippen Art Museum Show, Prescott, AZ
Small Works Great Wonders Show, OKCity, OK
Settler's West Miniature Show
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
Gallery G All Gallery Show
Nanette Richardson All Artists Shows
Gallery M Trejbal Ltd., Scottsdale, Arizona
Wyoming Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming
LaCouture Fine Arts, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Six Artists of Texas Trails Gallery, 
San Antonio, Texas
One-Woman Exhibition, Longhorn Gallery, 
Pleasanton, Texas
Two-Woman Exhibition, Dilley State Bank Gallery, Dilley, Texas



NOTABLE
CORP. / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
02 - 05,08
1987
Michael Pope -  Football Coach, New York Giants
George Strait
SELECTED JURIED
SHOWS AND EXPEDITIONS
07 - 08
05 - 10
06 - 08
03 - 08
06 - 07
99 - 10
2000
1999

1998


1997

1996

1993

1988
Society of Plein Air Painter Exhibition @ Catalina
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Exhibition
Texas Art Gallery Auction (Nov & May)
Germanton Miniature Show, Germanton, NC
Trailside Galleries Christmas Show (Dec)
American Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum (Nov)
Diamond & Spurs, Boulder Rotary, Boulder, Colorado
American Art in Miniature Gilcrease Museum, 
Tulsa, Oklahoma
American Academy of Women Artists, Arizona  
Historical Society Museum
Samungundi Show, New York City, NY
Knickerbocker Artists National Exhibition, 
Joan Cowley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Springfield Fall Art Festival. George Walter Vincent 
Smith Museum, Springfield, MH
Bridge National Juried Exhibition, Bridge Gallery, 
Monroe, New York
South Texas Art Show, F.J. Avant Memorial 
Parkway, Dilley, Texas



SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS 2013
2006
2000
1999

1997
1997
1995
1995
1995
1994


1994
Oil Painters of America Honorable Mention Summer Show
Nominated for Texas Artist of the Year 2006
Artists to Watch, Southwest Art, Sept.
Art Webpage, Master's Program, 
Texas A&M University
Who's Who in the South and Southwest
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in the World of Women in the Arts
Who's Who in American Women in the Arts
Who's Who in American Art
Judge's Choice Award, Oil Painters of America 
Reg. Show, Nanette Richardson Fine Art Gallery, 
San Antonio, Texas
First Place, Colorado's Fifth Annual Wildlife 
Exhibition, Lake City, Colorado



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/
REVIEWS
2013
2011
2010

2009
2007
2000

1999

1998

1996

1996
1994
Southwest Art magazine
Art of the West Magazine
Western Art Collector Magazine

Southwest Art Magazine (Dec)
Southwest Art Magazine (Feb)
Southwest Art Magazine, Nanette Richardson Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Southwest Art Magazine, Nanette Richardson Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Art Life Magazine, Hohn Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
cover of THE ADELPHEAN magazine, article with paintings included
Laredo Morning Times
San Antonio Weekender


Information has been included on the 
following INTERNET sites:
  2003 New Braunfels Art League

2000 Texas A&M University

2000 Askart.com

1999 Hohn Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

1998 American Academy of Women Artists - The Space

1997 Alamo Kiwanis National Western Art Show - 
The Texas Rangers, Museum

1994 The Space

Avant has studied with many artists and has taken many workshops around the country. She is very grateful to everyone who has shared information with her and who has helped her along the way.

Avant is the Founder and President of the South Texas Artist's Association.  Over the last 25 years she has been a member of 32 different regional and national art organizations, many of which she still belongs.



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