Tara a Cronin

CURRENT EXHIBITION - Until Sun. 28 August 2016

^ MT. ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, in Kobe, Japan. Organized by Gallery Tanto Tempo. ^

Click HERE for festival info

RECENT EXHIBITON: PDN Presents THE CURATOR, @ FOLEY GALLERY, NY, NY; 2016 July

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: THE FUTURE PERFECT, @ ITN'L CENTER of PHOTOGRAPHY, NY, NY; 2016 Sept.

UPCOMONG EXHIBITON: THE FUTURE PERFECT @ PHOTOVILLE, Brooklyn, NY 2016 Sept.

UPCOMING GUEST SPEAKING OCCASION: NY PHOTO SALON @ SCHOOL of VISUAL ARTS, NY, NY 2016 Sept. :]

About Tara

This is the section where you can read more & say hello!

Tara Cronin is an artist working in various mediums focusing on alternative photographic methods, works on paper, installation and book-arts. She has pursued an art career that has both helped her solve problems in her own internal space as well as in the space she finds herself situated externally. Tara received a BA in Writing from New School University, and an MFA in Photography from Bard College and the ICP-Bard Program, and has Twice-earned the ICP Director’s Fellowship Award.

During her graduate and post-graduate work, Tara explored this interface between the material and the individual by making photographically-based work involving images or prints combined with materials such as reconstituted hemoglobin and chlorophyllin as well as with dust and with liquid metals. She holds various co-patents with partner and scientist Ed Chen including one on a unique polymer made from those materials used in her artwork, which after scientific research demonstrated itself to be the first synthetic membrane able to remove CO2 directly from air and convert it into useful liquids. This resulted in a solo show in the Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico in 2012, and later an invitation to be a guest-speaker and exhibition participant at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC. Having exhibited throughout New York City, North America and Internationally, Tara's most recent exhibitions include participation in the MT. ROKKO PHOTO FESTIVAL in Kobe, Japan, and a 6-person exhibition with PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS at Foley Gallery in New York, NY.

Through working with the methods she does, Tara also works entrepreneurially and hopes to promote the idea of Science and Art as being symbiotic. Tara has worked on multiple startups with partner and scientist Ed Chen attempting to transform traditional skepticism of climate change through their technologies, while also promoting the relevance of Art and Science. Tara and Ed also have a tea business they started in 2003 and recently embarked on piloting their agricultural technology on a coffee farm this past Summer 2015. In Fall 2014 Tara released the books of three artists co-published with Schilt Publishing and with Magical Thinking Publications, an arts-publication and education organization she co-founded with business partner and artist Joshua Lutz.

Tara also hosted her co-founded project of the "Fred Talks - Ted Talks with Friends" for a number of years; a monthly lecture series amongst neighbors and peers that includes discussions on the arts, sciences, and any topic in between. She is happy and grateful to have joined the Board of Directors at SKEA, Society for Kona's Education & Art, just this past year in Kona, HI.

Tara is nomadic, working primarily between New York City, New Jersey, and Hawaii in the United States.

I am Searching

There are places we know that are part of what we call Home. Sometimes these place are a When, sometimes a memory. We all have visited these Places; they surround our daily lives, daily environments & psyches. If I walked through such a place that is here and yet nowhere, I would find that, in the end, it is a Place that has been with me the entire time, and one that I will also never truly find::

CV

More about my past
  • Group Exhibitions & Events

  • 2016
    CENTER, Santa Fe, NM

    "REVIEW SANTA FE"

    MoMa/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR"

    PHOTOVILLE, Brooklyn, NY

    "THE FUTURE PERFECT"

    International Center of Photography, New York, NY

    "THE FUTURE PERFECT"

    Gallery Tanto Tempo, Kobe, Japan

    "MT. ROKKO PHOTOGRAPHY FESTVAL"

    Foley Gallery, New York, NY

    "PDN's THE CURATOR”

    FotoFest, Houston, TX

    "FOTOFEST”

    2015
    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, CA

    "OUR WORLD PORTFOLIO REVIEW”

    Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

    "THE PHOTOBOOK EXHIBITION"ATHENS PHOTOFESTIVAL

    The Sci Art Center, New York, NY

    "THE NEW UNCONSCIOUS," Curated by Danielle Kalamaras

    2014
    CENTER, Santa Fe, NM

    "REVIEW SANTA FE”

    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    2013
    International Center of Photography, New York, NY

    “I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR: NAVIGATING INTERACTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE,” Curated by the Scrapped Team

    AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.

    "THE ART OF SCIENCE POLICY,” Curated by Olga Francois

    AHL Foundation, New York, NY

    Work Included in Annual Fundraiser Exhibition, Auction, and Gala

    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    2012
    Dupont Circle Green Week, Washington, D.C.

    Work Included in Exhibition/Silent Auction

    SPACEWOMb Gallery, Long Island City, NY

    "REFLECTION”

    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    Nexus Gallery Space, New York, NY

    "A VALUATION,” 7-Person Exhibition Curated by Alexander Clark & Friends

    Affordable Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA

    Work Included with Pictura Gallery

    Camera Club of New York, New York, NY. 2009 through 2012

    “CCNY ZINE AND SELF-PUBLISHED PHOTO BOOK FAIR”

    2011
    AHL Foundation, New York, NY

    Annual Fundraiser Exhibition, Auction, and Gala

    Ahl Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

    “SIGNATURE TUNES," 3-Person Exhibition Curated Liz Kwon

    ISE Cultural Foundation, Front Space Gallery, New York, NY

    “NATURE WITHIN,” Group Exhibition Curated by Minny Lee

    Festival of Ideas NYC 2011, New York, NY

    3-Person Open Studio

    Madison Avenue Gallery Walk at Society Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

    “EMERGING LANDSCAPE,” Curated by Anna di Stasi

    Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN

    2-Person Exhibition Curated by Mia Dalglish

    Estuary Gallery, Beacon, NY

    “LOVE IS A RIVER,” Curated by Marla Leigh Caplan

    Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

    Work Included with Pictura Gallery

    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    2010
    MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, NY

    "NY ART BOOK FAIR”

    25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY

    “NATURE WITHIN,” Curated by Minny Lee

    International Center of Photography, New York, NY

    “EXQUISITE LANDSCAPE,” Curated by Marla Leigh Caplan

    FIREPROOF, Brooklyn, NY

    “COLLECTIVE SHOWING I” Curated Film/Video Festival

    25 CPW, New York, NY

    “BLOOMSDAY,” Curated by Lori Grinker

    ICP-Bard College, New York, NY

    MFA Group Thesis Exhibition Curated by Joshua Lutz

    ICP-Bard College, Long Island City, NY

    Open Studios Year 2

    2009
    ICP-Bard College, Long Island City, NY

    Open Studios Year 1

    2008
    International Center of Photography, New York, NY

    “REFLECT,” 1-Year Program Final Group Exhibition Curated by Robert Blake

    2007
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Washington, D.C.

    Group Exhibition

Projects

Recent & Selected Works
Works on Paper

2-Dimensional

Sculptural Works on Paper

2.5- Dimensions

Prints, Photographic Work

2-Dimensional

Installation

Sensory

Video, Sound

Media

Working Book Project

Text,Image,Storie

Links

People & Places :]

Tarablog

Musings & News

2016 03 July

..it is not capable of ‘either/or,’ because each relies on the other to exist, in symbiosis. In this way I feel our consciousness/unconscious-ness is similar..
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Perspective, Humanity, Lifepaths|2016

2016 15 March

^ Happy Birthday to the late and passionate writer, lover-of-life, and instigator, Chun Sook Hee, who would..
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Pale Blue Dot, Earth, Life, Climate|2015

HistoryHerstory

..The doctor stated, 'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.' Suffrage was passed 3 years later. ~~
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Women in History, Golden Rule|2015

2015 08 December

:: Home is not where you are, it is who you're with ::
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Home, Place, Belonging, Identity| 2015

2015 18 February

~ ' Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts ' ~
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Linearity, Nonlinearity, Memory| 2015

2015 26 March

~ From the exquisite corpse to miraculous cellular-level regenerative healing to a simple love and appreciation of our one Life, our world, our Humanity; ..
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Liquid Life, Lifetime, Life Cycles|2015

2015 20 March

Spring Equinox; > Sleeping Phoenix
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Reinvention, Myth, Reflection|2015

Contact

cronin . tara @ gmail . com