Tara Donovan

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Untitled, 2003 Paper Plates, Glue © Tara Donovan
Drawing (Pins), 2010 Gatorboard, Paint, And Nickel Plated Pins 72" X 72" X 2 1/2" © Tara Donovan, courtesy The Pace Gallery
Untitled (Mylar), 2011 © Tara Donovan, courtesy The Pace Gallery
Haze, 2003 Stacked Clear Plastic Drinking Straws © Tara Donovan
Toothpicks , 2001 © Tara Donovan
Bluffs, 2007 Buttons And Glue 48" X 24" X 45" © Tara Donovan
Untitled Print © Tara Donovan
Untitled © Tara Donovan
Untitled, 2009 Ink On Paper 51 5/8" X 42 3/8" (131.1 Cm X 107.6 Cm) © Tara Donovan
Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2008 Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue, Dimensions Variable © Tara Donovan, Courtesy of the Artist and PaceWildenstein. Photo by Dennis Cowley.
Untitled, 2009 © Tara Donovan/Pace Prints/The Nevica Project
© Pace Prints
© Pace Prints
© Pace Prints
Detail of Untitled, 2008 Polyester Film. Installation Dimensions Variable © Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
Untitled, 2014 © Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
Drawings (Pins), 2015 Gatorboard, Paint And Nickel Plated Steel Pins 48" X 48" X 3" © Courtesy of the Artist and Pace Gallery - 57th St.
Untitled, 2015 Slinkys® Overall Dimensions Variable. Photograph By Kerry Ryan Mc Fate, Courtesy Pace Gallery © Tara Donovan
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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

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