Tracy Featherstone’s work is deeply rooted in material explorations, drawing on the tension between traditional craft and fine art. Recent travels to southeast Asia have been reflected in material and design choices that favor pragmatism and more immediate approaches to assembling objects. Featherstone is a professor of art at Miami University. She earned a BFA from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She lives and works in Hamilton, Ohio. In 2013 she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Award for Creative Excellence in recognition of her creative work. In addition, she was supported by the US Embassy for a three-month residency in Prague, Czech Republic. Featherstone recently completed an interactive work for the UnMuseum at Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio) along with solo exhibitions at Visarts Gallery (Rockville, Maryland) and at Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, Kentucky). Recent group exhibitions include Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio), The Carnegie (Covington, Kentucky), Sanskriti Kendra Gallery (New Delhi, India), Ladislav Sutnar Gallery (Pilsen, Czech Republic), and MoMA (New York City, New York).