What I Want to Say – Photography by Tiffanie Heben

What I Want to Say contains over thirty photographic images of visual artists and their studios by Tiffanie Heben.  This ambitious time-based project offers an intimate exploration of the artistic life and a celebration of those representing our local creative community.  The exhibition honors the work and dedication of visual artists, and the beauty they bring into our collective lives.  Spanning seven years, the images of creatives, their materials, and their workspaces were made possible by the collaborative relationships formed between the photographer Tiffanie Heben and her fellow artists.  What I Want to Say is supported by a grant from the City of Tracy/Tracy Arts Commission – 2022 Granting Program.

Tiffanie Heben (Tracy, CA) is a photographer and imagemaker.  Ms. Heben holds a B.A. in Sociology and a Women’s Studies Certificate from Northwestern University, and J.D and M.P.A. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  She began her photography and design education in 2011 and has been exhibiting professionally across the region since 2015.  What I Want to Say is her first solo exhibition.

“While the idea of building community has always been important to me, its relevance has grown as I have witnessed the political and social divisions made evident in recent years.  When I have struggled to find hope for our collective future, the relationships that I have built with local artists have given me strength.  This exhibition, photographs of artists and their studios, is an exploration of the artistic life and a celebration of the people who represent our local creative community.  I hope the public will join me in honoring the work and dedication of area visual artists and the way in which their art helps bring us together.”  – Tiffanie Heben