Canadian-born Tracy Templeton was raised in southern Saskatchewan on a small grain farm. Much of her early work chronicled the abandoned rural homesteads that characterize the prairie. Templeton’s recent images capture the subtle changes wrought by time, the unremarkable gaps between events, and what is left at the end. Memories reemerge as evocative fragments of actuality in the present and invite reflection on the past. Without succumbing to nostalgia or sentiment, remembering, observing, and creating become part of the active production of her work. And through the process of her printmaking, she asks the question common to any journey: “From here to where?”
Templeton joined the printmaking area at Indiana University in 2013. Previously, she taught at Southern Oregon University, the University of Alberta, the University of Regina, and Illinois State University. Her work has been widely exhibited across the United States and throughout the world, including more than 100 exhibitions in Canada, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, China, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea.