Tracy Salaway


Artists from Homecoming Exhibition

I can feel my feelings while painting my artistic colorful biomorphic shapes and lines on canvas, they are my natural tendency or my organic patterns are showing a series of repeated movements is performed.

I am attracted to bright color which is the natural force in our true visual sense. I admire Alex Wilhite who has been known for abstract and minimal arts on canvas since the 1980s and he’s extremely simple.
Abstract is not a style. I simply want to make a surface work. This is just a use of space and form: it's an ambivalence of forms and space. – Joan Mitchell

Professor Tracey Salaway teaches Public Art, Mural Art and Video Art courses at Gallaudet University. She holds a MFA in video animation and a BFA in graphic design. She has exhibited in DC galleries and produced experimental shorts for film festivals. Salaway lectures at Smithsonian American Art Museum for the American Sign Language Art Signs tour in Washington, DC. She has curated several art exhibitions that were open to all Deaf and hearing artists. She has delivered presentations on Deaf Arts, including historical and cultural topics that push and symbolize a political artistic movement called Deaf Art and Deaf View/Image Art (De’VIA). She also produced a feature documentary film called “An American De’VIA Artist: Chuck Baird and His Journey"" that was nominated for the Best Documentary Film at WORLDEAF Cinema Festival at Gallaudet University.