Tracy Steepy is an artist whose work focuses on the format and subject matter of jewelry. She received her BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from the SUNY/New Paltz Metals Program in 2000. In 2008, she participated in an artist-in-residence program, supported by IASPIS (International Artists Studio Program in Sweden) at the MADE BY studio in Stockholm, Sweden. Following her time in residence, she curated an exhibition of five Swedish jewelers titled The Silence is So Loud at Gallery Loupe. Her most recent work, Where the Line Leads, featured at the Sienna Gallery in Lenox, MA., was the culmination of her investigation into surface and pattern through the fabrication of plastic plaid. Before joining the faculty at RISD in 2004, she taught for three years at the University of Oregon.