Tracy Baker-White grew up in the southern states of Tennessee, Virginia, and Arkansas. She graduated from Williams College, where she received the Royal Society of Arts Award in 1980. She also studied at the Sarah Lawrence College studio art program in Lacoste, France. After completing a Master’s Degree at the University of Washington, Baker-White spent 20 years working as a Museum educator in California, Texas, and Washington D.C.
She has been a recipient of a Martha Boschen Porter grant in 2016, the MASS Moca Assets for Artist Grant in 2019, and the Artists Resource Trust Award in 2021.
Baker-White has exhibited widely in juried exhibitions in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.