Tricia Talle

Tricia Talle is an artist, educator, farmer and activist. She enjoys exploring many mediums, so her work is not often identifiable. Her deep love of nature is a common theme in her work. Believing that water is “the lifeblood of the planet”, it remains a strong inspiration for much of her art-making. As a participant in the Art Hotel 916 project, Talle took on the task of educating the public to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. She floated clear acetate strips in a bathtub of tainted water, penned with the myriad of toxic chemicals, injected and dangerously close to drinking water by “Frackers”.  She drew a US map, marking the million plus existing wells, state by state, along with the proposed future wells.

In the hall entry way to the Anti Fracking installation she attempted to recreate the feeling of the Gerber dump (EB Savage) in 16 square feet. She hung, stacked and collaged, from floor to ceiling, sorted discarded items (boots, electronics, toys, eyeglasses, etc) along with photos of the much loved artist/maker’s playground.

Always involved with art communities, Tricia Talle has been affiliated locally with Broderick Art Collective, Stucco Factory, Horse Cow, Primal Urge Arts Journal, as Co-Director of BrickHouse Gallery, and currently maintains a studio at Verge Center for the Arts.

Talle designed moving billboards and murals for the clients of Ferrari Color Photolab, winning several awards in the process, as well as receiving public mural commissions by Sacramento Metropolitan Art Commission. Additionally she has taught at ARC, (Art New Media 2002-2006), and at SCC (Graphic Communication, 2002-present).


  • Folsom Lake after early spring rain


Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

California State University, Sacramento, CA Cum Laude 1998
Santa Fe Digital Photographic Workshops 1997
Los Rios Communtity Colleges, Sacramento, CA 1987-2000
Design Fundamentals, Digital Basics for Art New Media Introduction to Multimedia, Careers in Multimedia PhotoShop for the Web, Adobe Illustrator
06.20.02 - 05..20.06 : American River College : Adjunct Faculty, Art New Media 03.04.02 - present : Sacramento City College : Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Comm.

Co Curator and Art Director BrickHouse Art Gallery and Studios 2002-2009
Judge— American River College Fine Art Department Year End Awards Show 2007

: : Selected Group Exhibits, Installations, Screenings
: Capitol Artists' Studio Tour(CAST), Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento CA September 2015 - 2018
: Art Hotel 916, Installations apt 204, Anti-Fracking /Gerber Dump Memoir, Sacramento,CA Feb.5th-13th 2016 : Water and Other Meditations, Union Hall Gallery, Sacramento CA March 2015
: Pink week 20th annual show, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento CA 2013
: 79 Miles West, art from Verge,Classic Cars West Gallery, Oakland CA 2012
: Verge Center of Contemporary Arts, artist group show 2012
: CAST Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento CA 2012
: Verge at Axis, Axis Gallery, 2010
: CAST Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento CA 2010
: Close to the Hub, BrickHouse Gallery, Sacramento CA April 2008
: The Grey Area: it’s not all black and white, BrickHouse Gallery, Sacramento CA 2005
: Arts Faculty Show, Kaneko Gallery, American River College Sacramento CA September 2004
: Rebellion and Reaction, BrickHouse Art Gallery, Sacramento CA October 2004
: Penetration, screening at BrickHouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA March 2004
: Arts Faculty Show, September, Kaneko Gallery, American River College 2003
: Pink Week show, Tower Gallery Sacramento CA 2003
: New Digs, open studios exhibit BrickHouse, Sacramento CA October 2003
: Phobia, Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento CA November 2003
: Arts Faculty Show, Kaneko Gallery, American River College, September 2002
: Recycled Art Show, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA May-June 2001

+ Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, awarded public at commission, Sacramento County Juvenile Center “Neo Bridge” 2007
+ Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, awarded public at commission, Sacramento County Regional Waste Water Treatment Plant, “Earth Guardians” mural installation 2004
+ Art Director’s Artist’s Club Addy Award, 2000 Best Moving Billboard, General Produce
+ Lionakis Beaumont Architects, designed and created interior lobby wall mural, end client Vision Service Plan, Rancho Cordova 1999
+ San Joaquin Regional Transit, Smart Bus illustration bus wrap,+10 poster designs 1998
+ Radiological Associates,organized visual history display, spanning a 34’ wall Concieved and created unifying illustration which allows for future expansion 1999
+ CBS Radio, Power 105.5, vehicle wrap illustration project 1999
+ Utg 19 Television, soccer illustration 1997
+ Zurich Commercial, race in space illustration project 1997
+ Bacchus mural, Pino's Gourmet Foods & Wine Cellar, Highland Park, NJ 1978

Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA 2009-present
BrickHouse Art Gallery and Studios, Sacramento, CA 2003-2009
Gallery Horse Cow, Sacramento, CA 2000-2009
A.D.A.C. Art Director's Artist's Club, Sacramento CA 1996-1998, 2000-2001
G.R.I.D.S. CSUS Design Club, Sacramento, CA 1993-1994
Video Sandwich Hour, 1990 - 1991, Sac Community Cable T.V. Show collabortion w/DaveDave ARC Literary Review, Sacramento, CA 1989
Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Sacramento, CA 1989
Primal Urge Arts Magazine, Sacramento, CA 1988
Sacramento Stucco Factory / Fido Arts Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1982-1986
Broderick Art Collective, Broderick, CA 1980-1982
Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ 1976-1978

California State Fair 2006
Fine Arts Exhibit, Award of Excellence Sacramento, CA
Gold Addy Award 2000 Sacramento Ad Club Sacramento, CA
National Vehicle Graphic Designs Awards 2000 Silver Award
Sponored by Fleet Owner Magazine
Best of Show
Visual Arts Celebration 1977 East Brunswick, New Jersey