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 inspired by science, nature, and early cinema special effects. She is interested in incorporating symbolism into her work using historical techniques described in the book ”Artificial Darkness" by Noam M. Alcott . By using a black ground or dark field (in the case of microscopy) she aims to create iconic images that 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 including Sarah Neufeld and Colin Stetson. She joined Serial Pictures from 2011 - 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.