Biography, Timeline & Artist Statement...



New Zealand Contemporary artists

Tracey Lee Cassin is an award winning published artist and photographer who grew up in Nelson, but now lives in Whakatane, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, of New Zealand.
Self-taught, her creative practice is multifaceted as a painter, mixed media artist, writer, and photographer.
Her works are in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Scotland and Italy.
Her practice explores many artistic aspects, in particular, the fundamentals of space, shape and colour using a variety of mediums, which include oils, watercolour, ink, printmaking, collage and acrylics. 
The sculptural use of paint with palette knife and spatula is a personal passion.
Contemporary seascapes feature prominently in her body of work.
As an artistic photographer, she has a special interest in macro, digital manipulation, and the creation of inspirational quotation photography.
The inspiration for her art and photography are the patterns and colours found in nature and the human face.
Tracey Lee is the founder and creative director of 'Mia Bella Passions - Art, Home and Garden Website'which she began in 2012 to share her love of creativity, DIY, design and decor.




Timeline:

  • 2020: Special Recognition Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery USA 'Cityscapes' Competition/Exhibition. 
  • 2020:  Special Merit Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery USA 'All Womens' Competition/Exhibition. 
  • 2019Special Merit Award for Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery USA 'Nature' Competition/Exhibition. 
  • 2019: 111 - A Peoples Exhibition (Group) November/December - The Incubator Gallery - Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • 2019: Special Recognition Awards for two paintings in Light Space & Time Gallery USA 'Seascapes' Competition/Exhibition. 
  • 2019: Special Merit Award for Painting in Light Space & Time Gallery USA 'Patterns' Competition/Exhibition. 
  • 2019: Artist Feature - COLLECTION AUTUMN  Issue Number 81 of 'Collection Pan Arab Luxury Magazine'.   
  • 2019: Special Recognition Award for digitally manipulated photography - Light Space & Time Art Gallery USA -Open art and photography competition - 
  • 2019: Twitter Art Exhibit - Fundraising event - Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 2019: Special Merit Award for Digital Art in Light Space & Time Gallery's 9th Annual Figurative April 2019 Competition/Exhibition.
  • 2019: Special Recognition Award for painting in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Abstract'. Competition/Exhibition.
  • 2019: Finalist & Exhibition selection for photography @ Fusion Art Gallery's 3rd Annual Colors Exhibition. 
  • 2019: Special Recognition Award for painting in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'All Women'  Competition/ Exhibition.
  • 2018: Special Recognition Award for painting in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Seascape' Competition/Exhibition.
  • 2018: Special Recognition Award for Digital Media in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Nature' Competition/Exhibition.
  • 2018: Special Recognition Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Patterns'  Competition/Exhibition'.

  • 2018: Special Recognition Award for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Patterns'  Competition/Exhibition'.

  • 2018: Honourable Mention for Digital Photography in Light Space & Time Gallery's 'Open No Theme Competition/Exhibition'.

  • 2018: Special Recognition Award for Photography and featured in Light Space & Time Gallery's Botanicals Exhibition.

  • 2018: Two art works as Finalists in the Abstract Competition at The Art Room Contemporary Gallery.

  • 2018: Animals Art Exhibition and Special Recognition Award at Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2018: Featured Photography with 'Women In Photography'.

  • 2018: Two photography pieces selected as finalists in The Art Room Contemporary Gallery -'Black & White' Competition.

  • 2018: Featured Artist - The Healing Power Of Art & Artists Third Anniversary Exhibition - An initiative of Manhattan Arts International, New York.

  • 2018: 'Figurative' Art Exhibition - receiving a Special Recognition Award for Photography & Digital Media at Light Space and Time Gallery.

  • 2018: The Art Room Contemporary Gallery - Nature Competition - Finalist for Photography. 
  • 2018: 'Abstract' Art Exhibition - receiving a Special Merit Award for  Photography & Digital Media, and also a Special Recognition Award for Painting at Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2018: 'Cityscapes' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space And Time Gallery.

  • 2018: All Women Online Exhibition - Special Recognition Awards for painting & photography - Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2017: Patterns Art Exhibition - Photography Special Recognition Awards for two images - Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2017: 7th Annual 'Nature Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2017 - 7th Annual 'Seascapes' Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light, Space & Time Gallery.

  • 2017: Rotorua Art Awards - Salon Des Refuses Exhibition 

  • 2017: 'Open' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Botanicals' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award for photography - Light, Space & Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Seasons' Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light, Space And Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Animals' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Landscape' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space & Time Gallery.
  • 2017: Featured Artist -1340Art - International Art Magazine.
  • 2017: 'Figurative' 7th Annual Art Exhibition - 'Special Recognition' Artist Award - Light, Space And Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Abstract' Art Exhibition - Special Recognition Award - Light, Space And Time Gallery.
  • 2017: 'Cityscapes' Art Exhibition - Special Merit Award - Light, Space And Time Gallery.
  • 2016: Featured Artist - Coast & Country Newspaper.
  • 2016: Aroha Love Group Exhibition -The Art Lounge NZ -Tauranga.
  • 2016: World Inspired - Group exhibition artist - Creative Tauranga.
  • 2016: Sunshine & A Canvas - The Great Rotary Art Expo - exhibiting artist.
  • 2016: Published: IMAGO MUNDI - Benetton World Art Project - Book - contributing contemporary artist for New Zealand and included in the Luciano Benetton Permanent Collection - 'Kiwi Consciousness' - Treviso, Italy.
  • 2016 to present: Artistic Designer - Vida Voices - USA.
  • 2015: Hibiscus And Bays Art Awards, Auckland, New Zealand - Selected exhibiting artist/Merit Award
  • 2012 to present: Creative Director - Mia Bella Passions (Art, Home & Garden website).
  • 1999: Exhibition - Whakatane Museum & Gallery, New Zealand.
  • 1998: Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - Selected Exhibiting Artist.
  • 1996: Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award - Selected Exhibiting Artist






I refer to my art practice as multifaceted.
Because I am a painter, a photographer, a designer, a writer.
I am creative in all its myriad of interesting forms.
To me limitation in one genre or style of practice is incomprehensible.
Experimentation and to go with the flow is the true basis of all I create.
From the moment I pick up the brush, camera, or whatever it is I choose to use as a tool…I never know from that moment what will evolve.
This is what it's all about…
unknown, and exciting.
It is art.
It is creativity in it's purest form.
Perfect and imperfect - I invite the viewer to journey into my artistic concepts.

Tracey Lee Cassin



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New Zealand Contemporary Artists


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