TRACEY SNELLING was born in 1970 in Oakland, California. She studied physical science at San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California and photography at the Art Studio University of New Mexico, in Albourquerque. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and in Greece and has performed installations in the United States, Holland and the UK. Tracey Snelling's works can be found in museum collections in the United States.

Tracey Snelling's work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location. Within this idea of location, themes develop of a particular locale's inhabitants: Who are these people? What do they do and why do they do it? These questions transport observation into the realm of storytelling, and as her work evolves, she continues to explore place, people, and culture through the use of scale and repetition of a theme; she creates new realities that change with the viewer's perception. Through video, sound, and manipulation of size, she is not trying to replicate a place; rather she gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allows the viewer to extrapolate his or her own meaning.