Tracy Steepy is an artist whose work focuses on the format and subject matter of jewelry. She received her MFA from the SUNY/New Paltz Metals program. She is currently the Associate Professor and Graduate Director of the Jewelry + Metalsmithing department at Rhode Island School of Design. In 2008, she participated in an artist-in-residence program, supported by IASPIS (International Artists Studio Program in Sweden) at the MADE BY studio in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 she was the recipient of the prestigious Francoise van den Bosch artist in residence in Amsterdam, Holland.