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Tara Donovan Biography

Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates sculpture, drawings, prints, and large-scale installations that transform the banality of everyday objects into the extraordinary. Known for her commitment to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and for her exploration into the nature of accumulation. Donovan's many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Award (2008) and the first annual Calder Prize (2005), among others. She has been the subject of several major solo exhibitions at museums including the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York (2015); Milwaukee Art Museum (2012); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007), UCLA Hammer Museum (2004), and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999). Donovan's first European exhibition was presented in 2013 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, and traveled to the Arp Museum Bahnhof, Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany. In September of 2018, her work will be presented in the solo exhibition Tara Donovan: Fieldwork at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Pace has represented Donovan since 2005.

Tara Donovan Featured Artworks

Screen Drawings by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Tara DonovanScreen Drawings, 2020Hanco Raven Letterpress ink on Arches cover paper
46 x 46 cm
Pace Gallery
Screen Drawings by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Tara DonovanScreen Drawings, 2020Hanco Raven Letterpress ink on Arches cover paper
46 x 46 cm
Pace Gallery
Stacked Grid by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork sculpture
Tara DonovanStacked Grid, 2020Plastic
274.3 x 274.3 x 396.2 cm
Pace Gallery
Untitled (Mylar) by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork sculpture, installation
Tara DonovanUntitled (Mylar), 2011Mylar and hot glue site specific
Pace Gallery
Composition (Cards) by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork print
Tara DonovanComposition (Cards), 2019Styrene cards and glue
99.7 x 99.7 x 10.2 cm
Pace Gallery
Drawing (Pins) by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork mixed media
Tara DonovanDrawing (Pins), 2017Gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel
91.4 x 91.4 x 7.6 cm
Pace Gallery
Drawing (Pins) by Tara Donovan contemporary artwork painting
Tara DonovanDrawing (Pins), 2016Gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel
182.9 x 182.9 x 7.6 cm
Pace Gallery

Tara Donovan Recent Exhibitions

Tara Donovan Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA Pace Gallery Beijing, East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Seoul

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