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Tara Kopp

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Untitled, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 48"
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Woman with Hand Mixer, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 24"
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Couple with Pasta, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 16
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Man at the Door, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 24"
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Couple in Bedroom, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 18"
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Man up in the Night, 2015 Oil On Panel 12in X 24in © Tara Kopp
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Man on Bed with Chips, 2015 Oil On Panel 18" X 12" © Tara Kopp
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Woman on Treadmill, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 16"
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Coffee Table with Chinese Takeout, 2015 Oil On Panel 12" X 9" © Tara Kopp
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TV Dinner, 2015 Oil On Panel 12" X 24" © Tara Kopp
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Coffee Table with Remote, 2015 Oil On Panel 12" X 9" © Tara Kopp
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Working From Home, 2015 Oil On Panel 12" X 24" © Tara Kopp
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Man Practicing Guitar, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 24"
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Coffee Table with Pizza, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 9"
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Selfie with iPhone, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 18"
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Portrait of a Couple, 2015 Oil On Panel 10" Diameter
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Portrait with Trophy, 2015 Oil On Panel 8" X 6" (Oval) © Tara Kopp
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Happy Couple, 2016 Oil On Panel 14" Diameter
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Portrait with Shopping Bag, 2014 Oil On Panel 8" X 6" Oval
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Portrait with iPod, 2015 Oil On Panel 16" Diameter © Tara Kopp
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Portrait with Wine Glass, 2015 Oil On Panel 8" X 6" Oval
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Coffee Table with Legs Up, 2016 Oil On Panel 12" X 9"
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Portrait with Houseplant, 2015 Oil On Panel 8" X 6" (Oval) © Tara Kopp
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Portrait with Bow, 2015 Oil On Panel 8" X 6" Oval © Tara Kopp
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
Brooklyn
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Tags
figurative
Statement

Tara Kopp’s paintings evoke idealized versions of various social institutions, which are inspired and painted from still-lifes of miniature objects and her imagination. The miniatures come with a set of social rules and regulations. They represent the way things are supposed to be; they model the American dream. This dream contrasts with the literal reality of the mundane tasks and emotions embodied by the subjects of her work. The paintings become glimpses of a scene or fragments of a narrative. Similar to a memory, they are fictional constructions of specific moments.

Kopp received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Her Midwest roots influence her current work, where issues of idealized domestic settings are depicted in what “could take place in any suburban town, USA.” Her work has been exhibited across the country at Ice cube Gallery in Denver, CO, the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT, and at the 440 Gallery and Friday Studio Gallery in Brooklyn, NY to name a few. She currently works in her studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.