A native of Florida, Tracy Maisel took her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami in 1989.  During the 20 plus years of her artistic career, Maisel has moved from designing Miami / Palm beach custom residences/estates, to furniture design (custom residence and cruise ship) and now constructed metal sculpture. Her love for architectural form coupled with her love and understanding of nature has led to the blending of the two into one of a kind and often functional pieces of artwork. Each of her original pieces conveys a sense of movement and natural easiness, and is a tribute to the beautyof the  natural world.

Apprenticed to Barry Chevalier,  a 30+ year master, in 1995, Tracy began her sculpting career, which she further honed later by self-teaching and exploration.  She has since been awarded several custom commissions over the past decade. The latest, in 2007, is the six foot tall figurine
"Feast of Fooles" for the Bristol Renaissance Festival in Kenosha, WI. A female juggler poised on one foot, the sculpture incorporates stainless steel, copper and bronze into the delicately balanced figure. Many other private commissions have included custom designed lighting fixtures with stained glass shades, coffee tables, steel arbors and railings, standing floor mirrors and giant whimsical garden benches.

As a child, Tracy's background was focused on fine art, where she was privately tutored in acrylic and oil painting.  During her high school and college yearsTracy took a few industrial arts classes, but stayed true to her architectural course of studies.  Prior to beginning her full time career in sculpture in 1995, Maisel worked in the architectural field, doing her architectural apprenticeship under Barry Sugerman in North Miami, FL.  From there, she became the in-house designer and project manager for Nelson Contracting in Miami, where she not only designed residences and renovations, but also custom furniture and cabinetry for many homes and cruise lines.  In 1992 she met Barry Chevalier, a self
taught copper artist who became her friend and mentor.  In 1995 Maisel began her apprenticeship under her new master, learning how to create
original patterns, how to weld and how to bring her unique ideas to this new medium, returning, in a way, to that industrial art form that had piqued her interest years earlier.

2008 finds Maisel expanding her ideas into new materials and mediums and manufacturing methodologies.  She is looking forward to bringing new, fun forms to the marketplace in the future as well as expanding upon the scope of her custom commission projects.