Tracie Heller started working at Barry University in Fall 2008, after teaching at the University of South Alabama. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography. Tracie grew up in the open spaces of the American South: Alabama, South Carolina, and Northwest Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, AL, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in locations such as New Orleans, LA, Fort Collins, CO, Monterey, CA, Omaha, NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Niceville, FL, Mobile, AL and Austin, TX. Tracie Heller’s awards and grants include the Florida Artist Enhancement Grant in both 2007 and 2008, an Artist Residency at Caldera in Sisters, OR in 2005, an Artist Residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE and the Bemis Artist Fellowship Stipend in 2004.