Traci Stover was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at The American University in Washington D.C. She taught foundations studio classes at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1999-2019.

Ms. Stover's paintings, drawings and relief prints explore forms that are meaningful to her on both a narrative and structural level. These include eyes, bugs, flowers, rocks, and bones. She is always exploring the relationship between the image, medium and compositional structure.