Tracy Maurice is an artist, designer and director based in New York. She works across platforms (art, design, photography, illustration, and video) to develop creative concepts into unique visual worlds. Her practice is a research based, project to project approach that embraces each collaboration individually. She often uses analog techniques inspired by science, nature, and early cinema special effects. Her work explores the use of symbolism and ”artificial darkness" (a term coined by Noam M. Alcott ), often using a black ground or dark field 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 talented artists such as Colin Stetson, Sarah Neufeld, Owen Pallett and Andrew Keoghan, among others. She joined Serial Pictures from 2010 - 2014, working in creative development. Maurice's 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.