ICP International Center of Photography - Bard College
The New School
Photo Associations & Memberships:
GUILD Member of Fotovisura
International Center of Photography, NYC
About Tara Cronin
Tara A. Cronin is an artist working in various mediums focusing on photography, works on paper, installation and book-arts. She has pursued an art career that has both helped her solve problems in her own internal space as well as in the space she finds herself situated externally. Tara received a BA in Writing from New School University, and an MFA in Photography from Bard College and the ICP-Bard Program, and has Twice-earned the ICP Director’s Fellowship Award.
During her graduate and post-graduate work, Tara explored themes of identity and human interaction, and how these interface between the material and the nonmaterial by making photographically-based work involving images or prints combined with substances such as reconstituted hemoglobin and chlorophyllin as well as with dust and with liquid metals.
She holds various co-patents with partner and scientist Ed Chen including one on a unique polymer made from those materials used in her artwork, which after scientific research demonstrated itself to be the first synthetic membrane able to remove CO2 directly from air and convert it into useful liquids. This resulted in a solo show in the Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico in 2012, and later an invitation to be a guest-speaker and exhibition participant at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC. Having exhibited throughout New York City, North America and Internationally, Tara's most recent events include a 6-person exhibition titled 'The Curator' with Photo District News at Foley Gallery in the Lower East Side in New York City, two sister exhibitions titled 'The Future Perfect' in Photoville in Brooklyn, NY and at International Center of Photography in New York, NY, as well as being an invited guest artist speaker at the NY Photo Salon held at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Tara is nomadic, working primarily between New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii in the United States.