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Birth year

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New York

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Current Exhibitions and Events
Aug, 2014 Landscape, abstracted
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Tara Donovan Biography

1969 Born: in New York, NY

1987 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1991 BFA, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC

1999 MFA Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1999 Recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant

2001 Won the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition

2003 Recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts grant
Recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient

2004 Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Willard L. Metcalf Award
Recipient of the National Academy Museum, Helen Foster Barnett Prize
Recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Presidential Award

2005 Recipient of the Alexander Calder Foundation’s first annual Calder Prize

2008 Recipient of the MacArthur Grant

Lives and works in New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Tara Donovan: Untitled, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN (solo)

2009 New Drawings, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH (solo)

2007 Tara Donovan, Prints and sculpture, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

2006 Tara Donovan: Rubber Band Drawings, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Tara Donovan, Drawings and Sculptures, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Tara Donovan: New Work, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2004 Sculpture, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Lodz Biennal, Lodz, Poland
Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA (solo)
The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH (solo)

2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Rice University, Houston, TX (solo)
IBM Building, New York, NY(solo)
Off the beaten track: contemporary mindscapes, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA
ACE Invitational, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bits and Pices, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
Under Pressure, Cooper Union, New York, NY
ACE Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2002 ACE Invitational, ACE Gallery, New York, NY
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Fictions in Wonderland, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Colony, ACE Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

2001 Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (solo)

2000 ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)


Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX

Recent Exhibits

Tara Donovan participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2016 Talking on Paper
Pace Beijing
Feb, 2016 Particle and Wave
Hosfelt Gallery
Feb, 2016 The Calder Prize 2005-2015
Pace London
Oct, 2015 Paulin, Paulin, Paulin
Galerie Perrotin - Turenne
Jul, 2015 ICA Collection: Transcending Material
ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
Jul, 2015 Summer Group Show
Pace Gallery - 57th St.
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