Tara Donovan, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Krakow Witkin Gallery

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Signature: Signed and dated on reverse

About Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan fabricates site-specific installations using banal materials such as Styrofoam cups, paper plates, and No. 2 pencils. Donovan cites the unique material properties of the chosen material, such as the translucency of Scotch tape, as the driving force behind her sculptural compositions, which are often reminiscent of organic or molecular structures. In her 2003 installation Haze, for example, Donovan stacked over two million plastic drinking straws against the gallery wall, the multiplicity of the individual components yielding to the overall impression of an undulating, cloud-like form. Donovan’s use of singular materials and adherence to rule-based systems has aligned her with the legacies of Minimalist artists such as Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse, though her work tends to favor biological forms rather than a rectilinear grid system. Donovan was a recipient of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" in 2008.

American, b. 1969, Nyack, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Tara Donovan, Pace Gallery, Palo Alto
2016
TARA DONOVAN: SLINKYS, Quint Gallery
2016
Tara Donovan: Slinkys, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond
2015
Platform: Tara Donovan, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
2003
Haze, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2016
Off The Cuff, Reynolds Gallery
2016
Talking on Paper, Pace Gallery, Beijing
2004
179th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, United States