TRACY MAURICE (1982) is a NY-based artist who works across platforms in art, photography and video. Her practice is a research based, project to project approach that embraces analog techniques often inspired by science, nature, and early cinema special effects. She is attracted to symbolism and ”artificial darkness" (a term coined by Noam M. Alcott ), using a black ground or dark field (in microscopy) to create iconic images that aim to redefine 'darkness' as something transcendent and connected to nature. She worked as the Creative Director for the band Arcade Fire from 2004 - 2008, creating artwork, music videos and live content for the albums ‘Funeral’ and ‘Neon Bible’. Her background in music has led her to continue to collaborate with many talented musicians. She joined Serial Pictures from 2010 - 2014, working in creative development. Her film and video work has exhibited at Lincoln Center, NY; The Worldwide Short Film Festival; Toronto, Canadian Museum of Civilization; Ottawa, and has been featured in publications including, Creativity, Shots, Stash Magazine, Billboard and Print Magazine. She won a Juno Award in 2008 for Best Director of the Year for the artwork and design of the full-length album, Neon Bible by Arcade Fire.