Tracey Waldroup | Artist Tracey Waldroup | Artist


Tracey Waldroup is best known for her abstract works which convey a sense of mystery, primarily through illegible handwriting, buried under layers of acrylic paint and texture. The artist who is most influential in her current work is American painter Cy Twombly; his gestural writing conveys a sense of spontaneity that inspires her process.

Her work is heavily indebted to Buddhist teachings which have carried her from a place of suffering and loss to a place of wholeness and healing. Having acquired the ability to start fresh after periods of upheaval, she is fearless in her attitude toward life and making art.

Tracey teaches fearlessness in creating art and living life. After earning her BFA in Art Education and MA in Educational Leadership from The University of Texas at Arlington, she taught high school advanced placement art in Grapevine, TX.  She now teaches in Houston Texas and studies at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston under Brian Portman. 

M.Ed. Educational Leadership
University of Texas at Arlington
December 2012

B.F.A. in Art Education
Texas Fine Arts Certification, K-12
University of Texas at Arlington
May 2006

AP Drawing, AP Design, Pre-AP Art II, Art I, Electronic Media, Painting II
2020-current Austin High School, Houston, TX 
2006-2014  Grapevine High School, Grapevine, TX

2022 Sacred Partnerships, The Village, Houston, TX 
2018 Abandon, The Village, Houston, TX
2015 It’s Temporary, Anyway, 313 Gallery Rio, Victoria, TX

2022 10x10 Show, Hardy and Nance, Houston, TX 
2022 Studio School Annual Student Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2016 W Design Studios, Victoria, TX
2016 Home Builders Show, Victoria, TX
2015 Home Builders Show, Victoria, TX
2014 Coffee, Buon Giorno, Grapevine, TX
2014 Series Work, Roots Coffeehouse, North Richland Hills, TX
2014 Eternal, iTea Lounge, Euless, TX
2013 Ambient, Heylee’s Collections, Fort Worth, TX
2013 Selections, Rockin’ Haute Art Gallery, Colleyville, TX
2011 Art Educator Summer Institute Exhibition, TCU Fort Worth, TX
2009 Art Educator Exhibition, Grapevine High School Grapevine, TX
2006 Innovation, Hue Gallery,  Mansfield, TX
2005 UTA Senior Exhibition, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
2005 Excel Student Art Show, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
2004 Excel Student Art Show, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
2004 39 Hour Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX
2003 University of North Texas Student Competition, Student Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1st Community Bank, Victoria, TX
The Box Coffee, Victoria, TX

Victoria Advocate, "Artist to hold first solo gallery show"