Timothy Tracz received his MFA from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University and is currently  Associate Professor of Art.  His works have been included in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions including "Born Again Objects" at the Arlington Museum of Art.  "Neglected Reality of Americana" at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, "I've been working on the Railroad" at the Photo Collect Gallery in New York.  Permanent collections include the Smith Kline and French and the Westinghouse Electric Corporate Collections; The McNeese State University; The State University of New York at Potsdam; The Erie Art Museum; The Allentown Art Museum;  The Art Museum of the University of Oregon; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Fine Arts Museum of Houston.

Artist's Statement:  These pictures are fictions utilizing my own landscape photographs digitally combined with portraits from found personal snapshots and more formal portraits.  My desire is to create a viewer's response based on a kind of logical and believable relationship between the "sitters" and their new forced environment.  My purpose is to underline the question marks within the altered, yet still viable, category of commonly experienced vernacular types of images, essentially in the creation of a fictitious family album of surreal snapshots.