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Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey collection

Identifier: AG 183

Scope and Contents

The Nagatani and Tracey Collection is made up of five series housed in five boxes. Series one is biographical materials which includes Nagatani’s curriculum vitae from 1999, Tracey’s CV from 2000, and a manuscript by Joel Weishaus dated 1988, “20x24-inch Polaroids of Patrick Nagatani and Andrée Tracey: Four Selections on a Theme”. Series two includes exhibition materials, such as exhibition catalogs and announcements from a multitude of galleries and museums. Series three contains clippings from newspapers and periodicals that relate to the works of Nagatani and Tracey. Series four is made up of publications, such as monographs and periodicals that have Nagatani and Tracey images. Series five contains photographic materials, such as installation shots, negatives, sketches for shoots, objects and VHS tapes from sessions.


  • Creation: 1984-2013


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Patrick Nagatani was born in 1945 in Chicago. He received both his BA in 1968 and MFA in 1980 from California State University, Los Angeles where he studied with Robert Heineken. He taught photography at the University of New Mexico.

Andrée Tracey was born in 1948 in California. Her family moved to Iowa when she was a child. She received a BFA from the University of Iowa and moved back to California after completing her degree. She mainly works in painting and collage and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nagatani and Tracey collaborated from 1983-1989 in which they built and photographed theatrical tableaux. Tracey would paint the sets while Nagatani created the images.


5 Boxes (5 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Printed materials related to the collaborations between Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) and Andrée Tracey (1948- ). Includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and brochures, magazines, newspaper clippings, installation photographs, views of the artists at work, artifacts, and videotapes.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Biographical materials
  2. Series 2: Exhibition materials
  3. Series 3: Clippings
  4. Series 4: Publications
  5. Series 5: Photographic materials

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection consists of gifts made by the artists to the Center for Creative Photography beginning in 2001.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in June of 2016

Nagatani and Tracey Collection 1984-2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States