Tracey-Mae Chambers

Artist Summary

Encaustic vessel sculptures which take the ancient form of painting with melted beeswax mixed with Damar resin (tree sap) to make the wax more resilient and pigment for colour, to a new level by using it as a sculptural medium. The results are lusciously coloured and are heat safe in normal home conditions.  Price Range:  $75 – $580

Full Biography

Funding

2016 Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists: Emerging grant

2016 Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Art Fellowship

2011-2017 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2012 Ontario Arts Council Access and Career Development Grant

Gallery Representation

Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown Rhode Island, USA

The Black Wall Gallery, Paris Ontario, Canada

Casco Bay Artisans, Portland, Maine, USA

Artworld Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Blue Mountain Arts Centre, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Washington, USA

Olson-Larson Gallery, West Des Moines, IA, USA

Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida, USA

Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, Connecticut, USA

The Shayne Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Purda Vida, Needham, Massachusetts, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2017

‘Encaustic vessels’  Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Washington USA

‘about eve’ Temiskaming Art Gallery, Haileybury, ON

‘Wonderings Wax and Washi’ Saint John Arts Centre Saint John, NB

2016

eve’ Niagara Pumphouse Gallery NOTL May

‘Mine is but a tear in a river’ The Edge Gallery Winnipeg March

‘Mine is but a tear in a river’ Asper Centre for Theatre and Film in Winnipeg, MB March

2015

‘Mine is but a tear in a river’ Ojibwe Cultural Foundation M’Chigeeng, ON Sept Nov

‘about eve’ 4elements Living Arts Gallery Kagawong ON Aug

‘Seeds of hope, Seeds of despair’ Planet IndigenUS 2015 The Japanese Paper Place ON July Aug

‘about eve’ Station Gallery Tillsonburg ON Feb

2014

‘about eve’ Whitby Station Gallery Curated by Olexander Wlasenko Sept Nov

‘about eve’ Ontario Shores Gallery Nov Dec

‘Self Pity’ Cambridge Centre for the Arts September

‘about eve’ Woodland Cultural Centre Brantford ONCurated by Naomi Johnson May July

2013

‘Self Pity’ Ontario Shores Gallery Whitby ON Sept

‘Self Pity’ Lindsay Art Gallery ON June

Group Exhibitions

2017

Represented by Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery Argentina) at the Sculpture objects functional art and design (SOFA)

Woodstock Art Gallery-Visual Elements

2016

Feminist Art Conference Exhibition OCAD Toronto Aug

First Nations Art 2015 Woodland Cultural Centre Brantford May July

Feminist Art Conference Exhibition Curated by Ilene Sova Toronto May

2015

Walking Together’ Exhibition Nuit Blanche Arts Festival Toronto ON Oct

Contemporary Feminist Art Exhibition Melbourne Australia Oct

‘Walking Together’ Exhibition McKenzie House Museum Toronto ON Sept Nov

‘Mine is but a tear in a river’ Feminist Art Conference Exhibition OCAD Toronto Aug

‘Visual Elements’ Woodstock Art Gallery-Jurors Choice Award Curated by Mary Reid July Sept

‘Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton“I send greetings to you.” Glenhyrst Gallery Brantford

Curated by Bryce Kanbara ‘Mine is but a tear in a river’. July Aug‘

‘Walking Together’ Exhibition Brantford Arts Block July Sept First Nations Art 2015 Woodland Cultural Centre Brantford May July Feminist Art Conference Exhibition Curated by Ilene Sova Toronto May 2014 Art in the Workplace McMaster Innovation Park Hamilton Nov Feb

‘Slice of Life’ Whitby Station Gallery Curated by Olexander Wlasenko Nov Jan

Art in the Workplace McMaster Innovation Park Hamilton Sept Nov

Capital One Head Office Toronto-Native Exhibition April Aug

2013

‘Pushing Boundaries’ First Nations Art City Scape Community Art Space Van. BC

First Nations Art Woodland Cultural Centre Brantford Curated by Janis Montour May July

‘Art of the Mind’ Juried Exhibition Ontario Shores Gallery Whitby Feb Mar

‘Art of the Mind’ Auction SHAMBA Foundation Toronto Feb

‘Art Connects’ Ontario Shores Gallery Whitby ON Oct Nov

Aboriginal Entrepreneur Conference Ottawa ON Oct

Planet Indigenus Harbourfront Centre & Woodland Cultural Centre

National Aboriginal Day Celebration Kitchener ON June

First Nations Art Brantford ON May July

‘Red Hot’ Ontario Shores Gallery Whitby ON May June

Residencies

Aug/Sept 2017 CASA Gallery Art Residency Lethbridge Alberta

May 2016 Artscape Gibraltar Point Feminist Art Conference Toronto

August 2015 4elements Living Arts Kagawong ON

May 2015 Artscape Gibraltar Point Feminist Art Conference Toronto

Feb Apr 2014 Mississauga Living Arts Centre

Nov 2013 Gushul Studio University of Lethbridge AB

April 2013 Toronto Distillery District~ Ann Shier

Art Installations/ Environment/land Art 2015-2016

Hope 1, 2 & 3 Lynn Valley Trail Simcoe ON

Self Portrait Backus Conservation Area

Webbed Whistling Gardens Botanical

Mother Nature Glenhyrst Art Gallery Brantford ON

Artist’s Statement

“Encaustic is the ancient art form of painting with melted beeswax mixed with Damar resin (tree sap) to make the wax more resilient and pigment for colour.  I have taken this to a new level by using it as a sculptural medium.  The results are lusciously coloured and are heat safe in normal home conditions.  Treat these treasures as you would glass.   The silver shown on these examples is real.  I have melted precious metal powders onto the wax.  Copper and gold embellished works are in the process of being created while you read this.”  Tracey-Mae Chambers

Encaustic Vessel Sculptures