Trageser was born in Menton, France. She studied at Notre Dame De Saint Maur, Monte Carlo, France; received her BA in Art from Edgecliff College, Cincinnati, Ohio; and received her MA in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Her areas of expertise include: design, enameling, drawing, woodcutting, textiles, calligraphy, art history, and large scale works.
She has taught at Chatfield College, Saint Martin, Ohio; and Edgecliff College Of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, she teaches at both Ursline Academy and the Cincinnati Art Academy, Cincinnati. Trageser's professional associations include: Ohio Designer Craftsman, Cincinnati Crafts Guild, Surface Design Association, British Enamelers Guild, Enameling Guild West, Women's Caucus for Art, and Charter Member of The National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Her selected exhibitions include: Limoges Biennale, France, 1994, '88, '86, and '82; Kent State International Juried Show, Ohio, 1994; Santa Croce, Florence, Italy, 1993; Artist Exchange, Cincinnati, 1993; Baltic-Midwest, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1993; Majic Piowers, La Spezia, Italy, 1993; Museum of Decorative Arts, Moscow, USSR, 1993; In Their Image, Cincinnati, 1992; College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, 1992, '90, '88, and '86; 3rd International Enameling Conference Exhibit, Cincinnati, 1991; Enameling Symposium, Lithuania, 1990; Second International Enameling Conference Exhibit, Cincinnati, 1989; Private Collection Gallery, Cincinnati, 1987; Sara Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati, 1987; A Show of Hands Gallery, Cincinnati, 1987; and First International Enameling Conference Exhibit, Cincinnati, 1987.