Tricia Townes makes work to heal herself and others. Her goal is to universalize common experiences of dysfunction and unease in order to heal them. Specifically, Townes produces psychological portraits of friends and family members, socially engaged artworks, and compositions of designs from marginalized cultures that position them as first-class US citizens.
Townes has an MFA from UNC-Greensboro. She has exhibited in Miami, New York, and Chicago. Townes has also participated in residencies at Skowhegan, The Fine Arts Work Center, and MassMoCA, among others.