Artist's Statement

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"Tracy Whiteside’s dreamy and grotesquely lovely figures are snapshots of our unconscious fears and cognitive perceptions brought to the forefront of the pandemic."  -Revolution Gallery

Contact me about licensing, commissions, and fine art prints.
Tracy Whiteside is now located at 0S219 Rowe Road in Elburn, IL

Although a photographer since 2004, I waited until just recently to publicly share my penchant for surrealism and the darker side of art. My passion is creating dream-like images which are usually more like nightmares. I want my art to encourage people to take a break from reality. The images are intended to awaken the imagination of the observer.  Imagination leads the human race to invent, innovate, create, and problem solve.

 

Often my photos lay on the shadowy side of artistry. Some of the subjects I examine can be uncomfortable.  Life is sometimes uncomfortable. Even as a little girl, I loved all things that go bump in the night. It's possible that I have seen every scary movie ever made, but I have a strong preference for psychological horror as opposed to violence. A few of my favorites are Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting, and The Blair Witch Project. However, The Exorcist is the film that left indelible marks in my mind.

Conversely, of late I have found myself inventing fantastical places with magical women. And while I am not a huge fan of fantasy movies or books, as a kid my favorite story was Peter Pan.  I think it's a safe bet that is the inspiration for all the flying and fairies in my work. We all need to escape now and then.

 

Currently, I am exploring what makes us human. Not our biology but our mind. I am focused on women: our experiences, emotions, hopes, and fears that make us who we are. Our spiritual beings. And our dark little hidey holes where we stuff the bad things.

Represented by Macabre Gallery

AWARDS
2021   London Photo Festival October Winner

2021   Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2 Honourable Mentions
2021   Albe Art Gallery, Honorable Mention

2020 London Photo Festival December Winner
2020 International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mention

2020 The Artist's Circle Gallery "America the Beautiful" Exhibition, Texas-Honorable Mention

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Ghoulish Mortals, St. Charles, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021  Side Street Studio Arts "Something Wicked 2021" Exhibition, Elgin, IL
2021  Isacson Arts' "Dangerous Lullabies VII" Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake, IL
2021  Harley Clarke Mansion "A House, Haunted" Exhibition, Evanston, IL
2021  DePaul University Humanities Center "Horror of the Humanities IX"
2021   Side Street Studio Arts "Going Dutch" Festival, Elgin, IL
2021   Albe Art Gallery, St. Petersburg - Abu Dhabi

2021   Lacuna Festivals International Contemporary Art "Distance" Exhibition, Las Palmas, Spain

2021   The Stable Gallery, Worldwide-Instagram Exhibition

2021   NOMA Gallery, "Venus Rising" Exhibition, Ocala, Florida
2021   Art4All, "Spring Colors Show" Exhibition, Romania

2021   The Gallery by MUI, "Little Stories We Tell Ourselves" Exhibition
2021   Envision Arts Show, "For the Love of Art III" Exhibit, Texas
2021   Judgement Show, UK

2021   Revolution Gallery, "Mini Masterpieces" Exhibition, Buffalo, NY
2020  Los Angeles Center of Photography Public Gallery
2020 The Artist's Circle, Orange Exhibition, Tyler, Texas
2020 Sfumato International Online Art Exhibition by Arte Estetica and Artesse Gallery Italy
2020 Syzygy Art Collab,  "Dark Art" Exhibition, Davis Art Center, Fort Meyers, Florida
2020 Tall Sequoia Gallery, "Abstract My World" Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2020 Push/Pull, "In Toto Virtual Exhibition"
2020 Kentuck Museum and Gallery "Art to Make You Smile" Exhibition, Alabama
2020 National Council on Aging, Arlington, Virginia
2020 Happy Gallery Chicago, "Still Relevant" Exhibit, Chicago
2020 Marvelous Art Gallery, "Surrealism" Exhibition, Istanbul
2020 Revolution Gallery, "Mini Masterpieces" Exhibition, Buffalo, New York
2019 Loosen Art Int'l Group Exhibition "About Future" Rome, Italy
2019 Blank Wall Gallery "Fine Art" Exhibition, Athens, Greece
2019 Blank Wall Gallery "Black and White" Exhibition, Athens, Greece
2018 Water Street Studios 9th Anniversary, Batavia, IL
2018 St. Charles Arts Council Arts Fest, St. Charles, IL

Guest photography instructor for Side Street Studio Arts, Elgin, IL

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
Adobe Stock
Getty Images
Dreamstime​

Annex Magazine
Art of Portrait, Russia
Audacious Fashion Magazine, Oklahoma
beauNU Magazine
BeautyMute, Europe
Beyondall Magazine
Black Pinups, Oklahoma
Bombshell Magazine, UK/Europe
Child, Tween, Teen Fashion Magazine
CiiN Magazine, Middle East
Dreamy Magazine
Edith Magazine
Eerie Eclipse Magazine, Massachusetts
Elegant Magazine, Anaheim, California
Epic Style Magazine
Fantasia Divinity, Georgia
Fashion In Motion, Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Fashion Millennium Magazine
Femme Rebelle Magazine, UK
Feroce Magazine, Scotland/UK
Forward Fashion, Toronto
GENZO Magazine
Gothesque Magazine, Texas
Horizont Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Kultur Magazine, UK, Germany, Croatia

Like A Lion MagazineLipstik Magazine Top 25London RunwayLYUN Magazine, LondonMarika Magazine, RussiaMob JournalMoevir MagazineMontana MouthfulNeoque MagazineNew Face MagazineNorthside Magazine, FloridaNovel NoctuleOndine Magazine, Ireland
ONLYCHILD
Over Magazine, California

Period Magazine, Hong Kong/Asia
Philocaly Magazine, Chicago
Picton Magazine, New York
Prolific Quarterly, US/Canada/Norway/Costa Rica
Rise Magazine
Rizing Magazine, Canada
Rocket Magazine, California
Seraphina Magazine
Smith and Gale Magazine
Songs of Eretz Poetry
Stilo Style Diary Magazine
Squardo Magazine
Start In Art, Germany
StyleCruz Magazine, California 
TEEN Cruz
The Boulevard Magazine, Miami
THETHE Magazine, Milan
Torrid Literature Journal, Tampa, FL
Transcend
Tres Jolie Magazine, California
World of Goth

PUBLICATIONS

Black Moon Magazine-Featured Artist

NUNUM Literary Journal-Featured Artist
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Abstract: Contemporary Expressions, New Delhi, India

Aesthetics of Photography 
Alban Lake Publishing

Annex Magazine
Apero Fine Art Publication
Art Hole, UK
Art of Portrait, Russia
Audacious Fashion Magazine, Oklahoma
Bards and Sages Quarterly
beauNU Magazine
BeautyMute, Europe
Beyondall Magazine
Black Moon Magazine, Arkansas
Black Pinups, Oklahoma
Bombshell Magazine, UK/Europe
Child, Tween, Teen Fashion Magazine
CiiN Magazine, Middle East

Coin-Operated Press, Edinburgh Dundee Scotland
Comatose Magazine
Curvy Magazine

DarkestGoth, Kentucky​
Daydream Magazine, Florida

Detour Ahead
Dreamy Magazine
Dwell Time Press, UK
Edith Magazine
Eerie Eclipse Magazine, Massachusetts
Elegant Magazine, Anaheim, California
ELLAS Magazine-Teen Edition, Madrid, Spain
Epic Style Magazine
Xpressions Magazine, Canada
Factor Four Magazine,
Fantasia Divinity, Georgia
Fashion In Motion, Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Fashion Millennium Magazine
Femme Rebelle Magazine, UK
Feroce Magazine, Scotland/UK
Fienfh Magazine, Paris
Forward Fashion, Toronto
FrostFire Worlds
GENZO Magazine
Gothesque Magazine, Texas
Horizont Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Horrid Magazine, Denver

In The Times of Covid: Women Artists and Writers
Kultur Magazine, UK, Germany, Croatia
Life Is Art, Los Angeles


Like A Lion Magazine
Lipstik Magazine Top 25
London Runway
Luxia Magazine

LYUN Magazine, London
Marika Magazine, Russia
MASS! UK
Mob Journal
Moevir Magazine
Montana Mouthful

MVIBE Magazine, USA
Neoque Magazine
New Face Magazine
Northside Magazine, Florida
Novel Noctule
Ondine Magazine, Ireland
ONLYCHILD
Over Magazine, California

Passengers Journal, Florida
Period Magazine, Hong Kong/Asia
Philocaly Magazine, Chicago
Picton Magazine, New York
Please See Me

Prolific Quarterly, US/Canada/Norway/Costa Rica
RAAMAT
Redline
Reincarnation, London 

Rise Magazine
Rizing Magazine, Canada

Rocket Magazine, California
Selin Magazine

Seraphina Magazine
Smith and Gale Magazine
Smode Magazine, London

Songs of Eretz Poetry
Stilo Style Diary Magazine
Squardo Magazine
Start In Art, Germany
StyleCruz Magazine, California
Sunlight Press, Los Angeles
Syracuse Cultural Datebook,

TEEN Cruz
The Air Magazine, Moscow, Russia

The Boulevard Magazine, Miami
the MASS, United Kingdom
The New Southern Fugitives & SFK Press, Nashville

The Reckoning, Michigan

The Song Between Our Stars, 
THETHE Magazine, Milan

The Working Artist, UK
Torrid Literature Journal, Tampa, FL
Transcend
Tres Jolie Magazine, California
Twenty-two Twenty-eight
Vanity Wall Magazine
Vogue Italia
World of Goth
XPRESSIONS Magazine

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CONTACT

me

630.234.9506
info@tracywhiteside.com 
Elburn, IL  

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