Tracie Hayes is an artist from Charlotte, NC currently residing in Chicago, IL. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in art and a BS in biology. She recently completed the 2017-2018 FIELD/WORK Residency at the Chicago Artists Coalition and is finishing up a research internship with the Echinacea Project at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She has shown her work at the John and June Allcott Gallery (Chapel Hill), the Overlook Place (Chicago), and Apparatus Projects (Chicago), among others. Tracie’s work considers the ecological address, the vulnerability and stability of ecosystems, the process of ecology, and the communication of scientific findings. She works with various media, including yarn, thread, wood, paint, and rock.