(b. 1966, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
Master of Arts (Photography), Waikato Institute of Technology, 2015
Tracey Stockley-Smith is a documentary and fine art photographer, currently based in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Her style and projects are inspired by New Zealand photographers such as Laurence Aberhart, Robin Morrison, Peter Peryer and Les Cleveland, and international photographers such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Edward Burtynsky and William Eggleston.
Her industrial photographs are part of an ongoing project documenting and archiving selected industries/infrastructure that are a significant part of New Zealand's economy and use natural resources. Her intention is that the photographs give people 'access' to places that are usually out of bounds to the general public. She places emphasis on creating aesthetic interest of these industrial landscapes by focusing on the detail of spaces, structures, form and function, concentrating on elements such as texture, reflection, scale, repetition, symmetry and light. Stockley-Smith wants to provide an accurate and authentic recording of what is there at that time and place.
Recent projects include: HYFR at ZEUS, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, NZ (2017); National Contemporary Art Award (Finalist), Waikato Museum, NZ (2015); Primary Industries, Phat Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2015); Much of a Muchness, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, NZ (2015); Pilot Fundraiser, Pilot Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2015); Four Squares, Alcove Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2014); Tokanui, Ledge Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2014); Started from the bottom... now we're here!, Pilot Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2014); Typologies - Selected Collections - Towns of New Zealand, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, NZ (2014); Postgraduate Exhibition, Railway Stations, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2013)