Tracy Payne (b.1965) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 1987. Payne has worked form various studios in Cape Town, as well as in Johannesburg and abroad from time to time. Conducting her own residensies has had a great influence on her work, noteably Berlin and Barcelona in 1988/89, New York in 1995, Tokyo in 2002 and Dharamkot and Khajuraho in 2012. In 2014 Payne moved her studio to 196Victoria, a beautifully renovated Victorian building in the heart of Woodstock in Cape Town. For the following four years, she divided her time between painting and teaching art. Presently Payne is working full time on completing her most recent body of work with the intention of holding her 9th solo exhibition soon.