Lead Artist - Tracy Lee Stum
Tracy Lee Stum is an internationally recognized American street painter and author who specializes in spectacular, interactive 3d chalk art street paintings. ʻA visionary and master in the chalk art world,ʼ Tracyʼs mind-blowing 3D images continue to ʻwowʼ, inspire and amaze viewers around the globe.
Born in Pennsylvania, Tracy began drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon in her hand. She studied privately as a child and completed her Bachelorʼs degree in painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art / Temple University in Philadelphia.
An accomplished muralist, Tracy discovered street painting by chance in 1998 and immediately decided to pursue this art form full time. Tracy creates commissioned works for leaders in the advertising, events, corporate, and educational sectors worldwide. Highlighted clients have been the Super Bowl, the Olympics, Katy Perry & Honda’s iconic ‘The Impossible Made Possible’ illusion commercial. Her 3D anamorphic paintings have won numerous awards & accolades, including a Guinness World Record in 2006 for the Largest Chalk Painting by an Individual.
From 2008 – 2016, Tracy served as a US State Department arts envoy, touring central and southeast Asia. This initiative centered on demonstrating & teaching 3D art workshops at universities and art colleges to promote education, awareness and positive cross-cultural exchange.
A published author, Tracy released ʻThe Art of Chalkʼ in 2016 through Quarto Publishing, USA. A practical guidebook focused on pastel art applications, the book highlights techniques and inspiration from a host of international artists.
ʻTraveling and making art are my two passions – what a blessing to experience the two together! Sharing my work with a wide public audience has been remarkable. The inspiration this brings to others, and to myself, is demonstrated time and again with each new creation.ʼ
A published author, Tracy released ʻThe Art of Chalkʼ in 2016 through Quarto Publishing, USA. A practical guidebook for anyone interested in how to create 3D chalk art, the book also highlights techniques and inspiration for chalkboard art and pastel fine art, including tips and methods from over 50 international artists.
Tracy’s latest venture, and long held dream, is the establishment of the TiLT Museums brand. In an effort to bring art and enjoyment to everyone through hand-painted, experiential 3D artworks. TiLT’s flagship location at American Dream Retail and Entertainment complex opened in April 2021. A second location in Puerto Vallarta‘s Zona Romantica opened in October 2022.
You can find more details on the launch of the TiLT Museums by following along on Instagram at @tiltmuseums!
“My chalk conversations speak from imagination, beauty & playfulness through imagined and referenced sources, with nods toward art history, personal history, contemporary cultural iconography & global cultural influences. Perception, geometry, lighting, color and movement are essential to my work – as much as accessing my intuitive impulses. In choosing this unorthodox manner in which to communicate with others, I have surely found a suitable medium to express my visions of mind and heart.”