Tracy was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1967. He was raised in Japan, Germany, Holland, and throughout the United States. In the early 1990s, Tracy emerged as a community artist primarily working on large-scale murals, creative placemaking, and creative intervention projects; which he has organized and completed throughout the United States. Tracy is also an interdisciplinary artist, national teaching artist, and an award-winning cultural arts programmer; winning the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2010. Tracy has collaborated and consulted with artist teams, schools, state, city and nonprofit arts organizations and correctional facilities throughout the United States. Tracy is a roster teaching artist for the State Art Councils of Nevada, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas. He is also a roster teaching artist for Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Costa Mesa, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County of North Carolina, Lifetime Arts Inc. in New York, Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, Baltimore Mural Arts Program, and the Urban Arts Commission in Memphis Tennessee.