Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is an Independent Curator, Artivist (Artist Activist) and Capacity Building Consultant. Tracy is a seasoned visual artist and community worker who was born in San Francisco and has worked in communities of color all over the world. Tracy received her MA in Arts Politics (Art and Public Policy) from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She curated the Same Game Different Smokers exhibition which is an exploration of the aggressively pernicious relationship the tobacco industry has had with the Black Community over the last 400+ years. She was recognized by the Alameda County Department of Public Health for her outstanding contributions to the successful efforts to end the sale of menthol and all other flavored tobacco. Tracy has also spent more than a decade documenting the memorialization and funerary practices of people of the West African Diaspora and has taught and presented photography and visual culture in remote villages and urban centers.  Today, Tracy enjoys success as an installation artist, curator, guest lecturer, respected ritual photographer, Cultural Arts Capacity Building Consultant, panel moderator and so much more. Learn more about Tracy & her work at