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Adrienne Elise Tarver

American, b. 1985
Adrienne Elise Tarver, The Protectors, 2019, Ink on yupo on panel and wall, 60 x 30 inches (each wood panel)
Adrienne Elise Tarver, The Protectors, 2019, Ink on yupo on panel and wall, 60 x 30 inches (each wood panel)

Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the black female identity in the Western landscape--from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.

Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the black female identity in the Western landscape--from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress. 

 

She has exhibited nationally and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles; Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY; Victori+Mo in New York; BRIC Project Room in Brooklyn; and A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia. She was selected by ArtNet as one of “14 Emerging Female Artists to watch in 2017” and has been featured in online and print publications including Brooklyn Magazine, Blouin Art Info, Whitewall Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ingenue Magazine, among others. 

 

She is currently the Associate Chair of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta Campus (SCAD Atlanta).  She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Boston University. 

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March 2, 2020
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Adrienne Elise Tarver on her exhibition “History Reclaimed"

Artist Adrienne Elise Tarver discusses her work currently being shown in “History Reclaimed: Suchitra Mattai and Adrienne Elise Tarver” at Hollis Taggart Contemporary in New York. The exhibition runs through April 25, 2020.
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