tamar etingen TAMAR ETINGEN   artist

 


ABOUT TAMAR

ARTIST STATEMENT

My works as a painter, printmaker, theatrical set designer and set painter have consistently investigated the use of layering to create and enhance the illusion of space. My sculptures and installations have mapped concepts of the layering of ecosystems and the interface between industrial society and botanical biodiversity. I have an enduring interest in botany, which stems from my childhood in California and studies in the pursuit of a degree in Landscape Architecture. My current involvement in Gelatin Plate Printmaking is fueled by the medium’s unique sensitivity to plant material and it’s ability to produce detailed, multi-layered, luminous imagery.

I have exhibited sculpture, installations, paintings and prints in universities, galleries and museums on both the East and West coasts and in New Mexico. I hold a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

My Public Art commissions include a 12 monotype series, “The Aesthetics of Science”, purchased by the Microbiology Department of the University of Maine Orono, architectural metal work installed in Maranacook Middle School, Readfield, Maine and sculpture purchased by Colby College, Waterville, Maine. I have taught printmaking classes, workshops and teaching residencies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Curry College, Milton, MA, University of Maine Farmington & Orono campuses and Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA, and gallery 263 and the Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge, MA.

My work is represented by: Amara Gutierrez Rodriguez, Madrid / Los Angeles

tamaretingen@comcast.net

 

 


Bio

MFA Vermont College of Fine Arts Montpelier, VT

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture University of California Berkeley

Active Massachusetts Licensed Teacher Visual Arts K – 12


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS:

BROOKLINE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Monotype prints 2010
MEMORIAL TO THE NATURAL WORLD, Sculpture Installation Lindhurst Gallery, USC School of Architecture Los Angeles, CA 2000
MESSAGE FROM PLANET X, Sculpture Installation Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA 1999

SELECTED COLLABORATIONS and GROUP SHOWS

2013 North American Print Biennial Monotype Gallery 808, Boston University, Boston
2013 The Other F Word : The Future of Feminism 5 Monotypes Bunker Hill Community College Gallery, Boston
2013 ReThink Ink Mixit Studio Portfolio show acquired for collection Boston Public Library, Print Dept., College of the Holy Cross
2012 - 2013 LOGAN AIRPORT: CAMBRIDGE OPEN STUDIOS INVITATIONAL Monoprint & Collage Boston, MA
2009 ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES: THE UNIQUE PRINT Monoprint LynnArts, Inc. Lynn, MA
2009 WOMEN IN PRINT Monoprints Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 IMPRESSIONS PRINTMAKING Monoprints New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 2009 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, Monoprint Visual Aid, New York
2009 ZULLO GALLERY ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, Monoprint Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA
2008 PIANO FACTORY MEMBERS SHOW, Monoprint Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, Prints, invitational The Bench Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
2007 VENICE PRINTMAKING Monoprints residency, Venice, Italy
2006 UP FRONT, Sculpture Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA
2005 WAR FLOWERS, Monoprints University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME
2005 [e]VENT: A DRAWING PROJECT IN RESPONSE TO THE PATRIOT ACT Drawing Gallery 535, Boston, MA
2004 AT ISSUE: PRINTS AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY Prints Wheaton College, Norton, MA
2004 NEW ENGLAND/NEW TALENT, FITCHBURG BIENNIAL DOMESTIC INSECURITY Sculpture Installation, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2004


Contact Tamar:
tamaretingen@comcast.net
(617) 894-1295

February 24, 2014