Curriculum Vitae


San Francisco Art Institute, BFA Painting 1996
Pilchuck School, Seattle, WA, Summer Program 1994
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M,I BA Literature 1993

Solo Exhibitions

HOME, ArtPrize, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010
Triptych, Act I: Creatrix with Red Poppies, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010
Rainbow Tara: Color Coded, National Equality March, Capitol West Lawn, Washington D.C. 2009
Beyond Movement Moving Beyond, Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT 2008
Making No Making, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008
Chaos Theory, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007
Viriditas: When the Web covers the Earth, SPUR Projects, Portola Valley, CA 2007
Trilateral Pyramid, Burning Man, Black Rock Desert 2007
Revolution Revelation, Gen Art, Ignite!, San Francisco, CA 2006
Homage to the 21 Taras, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sessions, San Francisco, CA 2006
G, Fulcrum Projects, Marin County, CA 2006
Red Music Blue Morning, American Artisan, Nashville, TN 2006
Forest Alchemy, Fulcrum Projects, Marin County, CA 2006
Homage to the 21 Taras, CounterPULSE, San Francisco, CA 2005
Flags, fulcrumProjects, Marin County, CA 2005
Supernatural, Edo Space, San Francisco, CA 2000
Anthem, Boathouse Gallery, San Francisco, 2002
Introductions, Tic Tac Tao, (2 person show) Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2000
Pura Vida, Riley Hawk Gallery, Cleveland, OH 1996

Selected Exhibitions

Free Utopian Society, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA 2013
Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 2012
Faculty Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 2012
Feminine Mystique, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011
The Right of Return (Bobcat Ballet Act II) SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA 2010
Process, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007
Forest Alchemy, Fulcrum Projects, Marin County, CA 2006
IGNITE!, Gen Art, Ignite!, San Francisco, CA 2006
Visual Aid Auction, Toomey- Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2002
Couture for the Cure, Toomey- Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999
At Mother's Knees, Matrix Arts, Sacramento, CA 1999
Icons of the Mind, Museum of Arts Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1998
Art for the Empowerment of Women, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1998
A Spoonful of Sugar, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA 1998
Eighth National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists Inc., New York, NY 1997
International Exhibition of Women's Art, SOHO 20, New York, NY 1997
ANA 26, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MO 1997
Gallery 3, Gallery 3, San Francisco, CA 1997
Fifth Vague Art Exhibition, Eleven East Ashland, Phoenix, AZ 1996
SFAI Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 1996
Spring Show, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1996

Teaching Experience

Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute 2012. Ginsberg-Lillie co-created EcoLogic: Photographic Approach, Theory and Practice. The curriculum examines ecological ideology and methodology as it applies to interdisciplinary photography.


Altars to the Mother

Series of site-specific, time-based earth works inserted into natural habitats using only found materials including sand, twigs, algae, moss, coral, flowers, shells, seeds, nuts, leaves, plants, water. Installation sites include California, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Virgin Island, Thailand, 2003 to present.

Urban Odes

Series of graffiti and poster art interventions. Materials include oil paint, silkscreen, spray paint, photographs and wheat paste. Installation sites include California and New York, 2002-present.

Site Specific and Curatorial Projects

Rainbow Tara: Color Coded

Rainbow Tara: Color Coded is site-specific, interactive live art performed at the National Equality March in Washington DC, October 11, 2009 in support of full equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans. Concept, visual art, artistic direction by Tracy Ginsberg; Choreography by Javier Cordoba and Oscar Trujillo, Color Coded by Ed and Linda Calhoun; Audio Technical by Theodore Lillie.

Beyond Movement Moving Beyond

Site-specific installation and performance for Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008. Interactive live art includes installation, performance, choreography, costumes and body painting; visual artist and designer for correlating piece "Letting Go of the One I Used to be" by Javier Cordoba, Rirey-Woodbury alumni.

Making No Making

Site-specific installation for Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2008.
Interactive exhibition plays music on the street and video projections in storefront windows, inviting visitors to write and draw on gallery walls. A Making No Making ritual was performed on the Summer Solstice.


An indoor/outdoor web and music composed by Hildegard of Bingen leads the viewer down the gallery stairs and into the site-specific installation. Viriditas opened on Earth Water Day 2007.

Forest Alchemy

Site-specific exhibition features sculpture, installation, performance and video by Bay Area artists Tommy Becker, Leo Bersamina, Bruce Chaban, Tracy Ginsberg, Theodore Lillie, Terry Mason, Nellie King Solomon and Oscar Trujillo. Works are permanent, temporary and time based. Viewers see the art by hiking a mile and a half loop trail through the woods; painting, drawing and photography are exhibited in the breezeway gallery. Forest Alchemy opened for one month, with private tours and artists panel discussions held for SFMOMA Contemporaries and Gen Art Collectors Circle.

Honors and Awards

  • Viridian Artists Inc. Juror: Thelma Golden
  • SOHO 20 Juror: Claire Belle
  • ANA 26 Juror: Jane Quick-to-See Smith
  • San Francisco Art Commission Cultural Equity Grant, 1997, SEEPP with Jefferson Adams
  • Bank of America Culture and the Arts Grant, 1997, SEEPP with Jefferson Adams



San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Faculty. Ginsberg-Lillie created and co-taught Eco-Logic: photographic approach, theory and practice, an undergraduate/graduate course Spring Semester 2012.

Advisory Board- Future Interaction team for Toyota vehicles, Institute for Creative Integration, San Francisco, CA.

Fulcrum Projects: Founder and Creative Director. Fulcrum Projects is an interdisciplinary live art company creating interactive, site-specific exhibitions exploring shifting paradigms in consciousness and culture. Founded in San Francisco in 2002, Fulcrum Projects is now headquartered in Marin County, California.

Rudolph Steiner School, Sausalito, Media Presentation and Discussion on Nature and Art.

GINSBERGLILLIE DESIGN: Green projects include photovoltaic systems and solar thermal solutions; landscape design and edible gardens; trail design and construction; Tree House Design and Construction; Home Renovation and Interiors. Commissions include custom paintings and photographs, functional art/furniture, textile design, custom pillows with photographs or silk-screens. Custom wearable art for wedding, formal, evening, costumes. Limited edition T-shirts silk-screened with original drawings for women/men/children.

Original art and design for The Business of Being Born: film produced by Ricki Lake, directed by Abby Epstein; Born Free Butterfly Moby Wrap and Born Free Onesie.

Original art and design for UN Millennium goals at Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC.

ReadyMade Magazine: Contributing Artist and Writer for Issues 22 and 23. Projects/articles include print making techniques and projects, modular deck design and building project, and feature story on Fulcrum Projects. 2006

Poster art for CounterPULSE.

Label art for "Hebrew the Chosen Beer".

Co-Director: SEEPP, Self Exploration and Expression through Painting and Poetry. After, school art program for teens at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Western Addition. Project with Jefferson Adams. Funded with grants from the San Francisco Art Commission and the Bank of America Culture and the Arts. 1997

Art Teacher: The Project School, Hayward CA 1997, Marin Jewish Community
Center- in house mural 1997, New Traditions Elementary School- after school art program sponsored by the San Francisco Art Institute where students created a 70 foot mobile and an interactive, musical, art installation for their school and families.

Artist Assistant: Thurman Statom, Painting and Installation at William Travers Gallery in Seattle, WA. 1994

Arts Writer/Graphic Illustrator: The Michigan Daily; Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1992-93