Tara Massarsky

I was academically trained at The Art Student's League in New York City and The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. I also hold a degree in fine art from the Ringling School of Art and Design. I have been exhibiting since 1988 and have numerous works in private collections in New York, California, and New Mexico.

My body of work has evolved around themes of organic structure and interconnectedness. I am consciously developing my own visual language, using a restricted palette or through extravagant abstraction. I find that these ideas are best developed through a series of paintings, allowing the viewer to witness the X and Y of creativity.

To paraphrase Kandinsky, I value artists who consciously, in a entirely original form, embody the expression of their inner life.

Selected Awards

2006  -  Purchase Award: Acclaimed Artist Series, New Mexico Art in Public Places Program, Placed in the University of New Mexico's Collection.
2005  -  Purchase Award : Public Works Purchase for the County of Bernallio, New Mexico, Placed in the County's Offices in Albuquerque, NM

Solo & Featured Exhibitions

2010  -   "Mourning Pictures", Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   "Introspective", Solo Exhibition, Inpost Artspace at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   "The Whales Mouth", Solo Exhibition, Bivouac Art Space, Albuquerque, NM
2005  -   "World of Women", Solaris Gallery, West Hollywood Los Angeles, CA
2004  -   Abstraction in Art (Grand Opening), AIA, Albuquerque, NM
2004  -   Works from the Solve et Coagula Series, The Art Barn, Albuquerque, NM
2004  -   "Seeking Symbols" Two Person Show at The Inpost at Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM
2003  -   "Tenuous Flux: An Unpronounceable Vibration" Two Person Show at [AC]2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   "Metamorphosis" Two Person Show at The Coleman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   Featured Artist at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   June Artist of the Month, Barnes & Noble, Rio Rancho, NM
1999  -   "Pansophia", Solo Collection, NMAL, Albuquerque, NM.
1994  -   Works from the Solve et Coagula Series, Sunnen Gallery, Soho, New York City, NY

Juried Invitational Exhibitions

2011  -  "18 Days", Munoz Waxman Gallery at The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2010  -  "12x12", A Fundraiser for The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
2010  -  "Sweet Sweet Cream", Talking Fountain, Albuquerque, NM
2009  -  "Free Pie", Black Market Goods, Albuquerque, NM
2006  -  "Images from the Mind and Heart", Around The Corner Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2003  -   "The Show - Southwest Juried Exhibition", Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
2003  -   "Eye Candy", Fort 105 Studios, Albuquerque, NM.
2001  -   "Sixteen & Under." Coleman Gallery Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM.
2001  -   "Roots and Routes", Magnifico's 12th Annual Regional Exhibition. Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2003  -   "Travel Journals", Bound To Be Read Bookstore, Albuquerque, NM.
2001  -   International Space Development Conference. Space Art Exhibition. Albuquerque Hilton, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   The Natasha Nodreiev Virtual Gallery Featured Artist. Natasha Nodreiev Gallery, Quebec, Canada
2000  -   Winter Exhibition, Studios of Contemporary New Mexico Art, Algodones, NM.
2000  -   H2O Group Show. The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   "East Side, West Side", Framing Concepts Gallery, Albuquerque NM.
1999  -   "Suckers and Cynics", Asylum Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
1999  -   Land of Enchantment Small Painting Exhibition; Annual Show (70th Anniversary), NMAL, Albuquerque, NM
1997  -   NMAL Members Juried Exhibition, NMAL, Albuquerque, NM.
1994  -   The Silverstein Invitational Exhibition of Current Work by Emerging Artists, Silverstein Gallery, Soho, New York City, NY
1989  -   Vorhese Gallery Group Exhibition, Sarasota, Florida.
1989  -   Best of Ringling 1989, Ringling Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.
1989  -   Savings of America Group Exhibition, Sarasota, Florida.
1988  -   Best of Ringling 1988, Ringling Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.

Other Exhibitions

2011  -   Intimate Portraits of the Natural World, A.R.T Group Exhibition, Harwood South Gallery Albuquerque, NM
2010  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2010  -   Chamisa Hills Country Club, A.R.T Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2008  -   RCI's 50th Golden Anniversary Gala Silent Auction, Albuquerque, NM
2008  -   "Synesthesia", The Trillion Space, Albuquerque, NM
2008  -   Celebrating Diversity III, A.R.T Group Exhibition, The Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   Millys, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
2007  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   The Jewish Community Center Winter Exhibition, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   "The Journey - A Tribute to Nancy Eberhard", Around The Corner Art Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2007  -   The Four Hills Country Club Spring Exhibition, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2006  -   "Light and Shadow", The Space between Gallery MTC, Albuquerque, NM.
2006  -   New Mexcio Symphony Orchestra, Albuquerque, NM
2006  -   The Jewish Community Center Winter Exhibition, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2006  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
2005  -   "Collect 8", Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
2005  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
2005  -   6th Annual "Visual Journals-The Art of Expression", South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2005  -   The Jewish Community Center Winter Exhibition, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2004  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
2004  -   "Theme and Variations", A.R.T. Group Exhibition, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2004  -   Prarie Star, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Bernalillo, NM
2004  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2004  -   The Jewish Community Center Winter Exhibition, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2003  -   Prarie Star, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Bernalillo, NM
2003  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.
2003  -   Kokopeli, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Cedar Crest, NM.
2003  -   "Celebrating Diversity II", A.R.T. Group Exhibition, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   Albuquerque Little Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   Framing Concepts, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   John Hancock Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   Galeria Los Ranchos, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2002  -   Highland Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   John Hancock Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   Highland Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   "Migration, Emigration, Immigration" A Mail Art Exhibition, The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   Galeria Los Ranchos, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   Balloon Glow Silent Auction. John Hancock Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2001  -   Around The Corner Art Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   Hiland Theater, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   Galeria Los Ranchos, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   New Mexico State Workman's Compensation Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   Albuquerque Little Theatre, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000  -   Prarie Star, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Bernalillo, NM
1999  -   Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico, Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   Albuquerque Little Theatre, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   "Celebrating Diversity", A.R.T. Group Exhibition, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   Unitarian Church, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   Prarie Star, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Bernalillo, NM
1999  -   Millie's, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   New Mexico State Workman's Compensation Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
1999  -   Ashcraft Gallery, A.R.T. Group Exhibition, Rio Rancho, NM
1999  -   "Salon des Refuses 1999", NMAL, Albuquerque, NM
1998  -   Members Exhibitions throughout the year. NMAL Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1997  -   Members Exhibitions throughout the year. NMAL Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1996  -   Members Exhibition and Group Show. NMAL Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1995  -   Works from Solve et Coagula Series. On loan to the Executive offices of The Futures Group, New York City, NY
1994  -   The Open Center, Soho, New York City, NY
1989  -   Sarasota CONET (Cooperative Network of Artists) Annual. Sarasota, Florida
1988  -   Art in the Park Annual, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida

Publications

Perspectives Vol. 3 Issue 1. Spring, 2007
Visceral Surgery ; 42: 186-193 Viszeralchirurgie, 2007