Tracy Rector is a mixed heritage filmmaker, curator, and arts advocate based in Seattle, Washington. She was the executive director and co-founder of Longhouse Media, an Indigenous and BIPOC media arts organization. She has worked as an education consultant at the Seattle Art Museum, as a naturalist for the Olympic Sculpture Park, and has developed curriculum for IslandWood, an environmental education center.
She was a Seattle Arts Commissioner for eight years and was the 2017 curator of the Seattle Theatre Group’s Re:definition Gallery.
yәhaw̓ is a year-long Indigenous community-based project culminating in the inaugural exhibition at Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s ARTS at King Street Station from March 23August 3, 2019. The exhibition is accompanied by a mentorship training cohort, satellite shows, residencies, youth empowerment, vendor opportunities and partner programs. yәhaw̓ will feature the work of 200+ Indigenous creatives at over 20 sites across Seattle and beyond. Curated by Tracy Rector, Asia Tail (Cherokee), and Satpreet Kahlon, yәhaw̓ celebrates the depth and diversity of Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at yehawshow.com.