ABOUT

 

Tamar Granovsky is a Boston-based photographer. She has been included in various juried group exhibitions including Photography Now 2017, at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, and the 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition at the Griffin Museum. Prior to her career as a photographer Tamar had several solo and group exhibitions in mixed media sculpture installation, in Canada, and was a recipient of a Canada Council Exploration Program Grant. For fifteen years, Tamar worked as the Archivist Head at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. Her great love for photography is inspired by her passion for travel.

STATEMENT : Part of the reason I am so taken with photography is that the medium is a voyeuristic one - I am a voyeur at heart. Photographs give us an entrance to other worlds. Returning to specific locations again and again allows me to delve deeply, to follow my own connections with the subject, and to get a glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface. I try to capture small truths in my photographs, with the aim of drawing a visual and emotional map of people and place. While I do photograph people, I find I mostly photograph "things." This does not mean that I am disinclined towards people, quite the opposite - for me these things typically reveal a human presence, and this attracts me.  I go up close, I isolate the subject - it is my way of touching it. Currently, I am working on projects in the Salton Sea in California and Bahia Province in Brasil.

EXHIBITIONS : GROUP

  • Photography Now 2017, Juror: William Ewing, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York - 2017
  • The Curated Fridge, Juror: Arlette Kayafas, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2017
  • The Curated Fridge and Photoville, Juror: Aline Smithson, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2016
  • The Curated Fridge, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Somerville, Massachusetts - 2016
  • 22nd Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon,, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts - 2016
  • Belles Go Blitz, Belgo Building, Montreal, Quebec - 1994
  • et les vies s'eclabousseraient de bleu, Centre Interculturel Strathearn, Montreal, Quebec - 1994
  • Small Events, OCCURENCE,  Montreal, Quebec - 1993
  • Groundwork, TRUCK: an artist run centre, Calgary, Alberta - 1991
  • The Works, Manulife Place, Edmonton, Alberta - 1989

EXHIBITIONS : SOLO

  • feet of clay, cage of rib, Artcite, Windsor, Ontario - 1994
  • Learning to Breathe Again, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan - 1991
  • Learning to Breathe, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta - 1990

GRANTS

  • Exploration Program of the Canada Council - 1992

RESIDENCIES

  • Casa Na Ilha Art Residence, Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 2017

REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS

  • et les vies s'eclabousseraient de bleu : reviewed by Marie-Michel Cron, Le Devoir, March 19, 1994
  • Small Events : reviewed by Henry Lehman, The Mirror, Movember 11-17, 1993
  • Small Events : interview on Radio Canada AM, Emission RADAR, November 22, 1993
  • Groundwork : reviewed by Nancy Tousley, Calgrary Herald, January 25, 1991

EDUCATION

  • MS (Archives Management) Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts - 1996
  • MFA (Sculpture) The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta - 1990
  • BFA (Sculpture) Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec - 1988
  • Sheridan College School of Craft and Design (Textiles), Mississauga, Ontario - 1982 - 1984
  • York University (English Literature), Downsview, Ontario - 1980

ETCETERA

  • The Print Swap, Feature Shoot, July 2017
  • Taught three (3) mixed media sculpture classes at The New School. Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec - 1992-1993