STATEMENT :  I am searching for something I cannot always grasp. The pain of loss and absence at a young age turned into bruising and longing. There was a feeling of isolation. This is the starting point of my photography, which is rooted in memory. I try to go beneath the surface, into my mind’s eye, to search for footprints and traces. However, memory and truth are typically of the heart and only reveal what things are like rather than what is or was. The places I choose for my projects are those in which I see myself. The imagery is my journey – like dreams faintly remembered.

ABOUT :  Tamar Granovsky is a Boston-based photographer. In 2018 she was named LensCulture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents. She has been included in various juried group exhibitions including the 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, 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 has to do with the reflective, evocative, and grounding properties of the medium.

Tamar's work is available for purchase and exhibition. Please contact her for more information: tamar@tamargranovsky.com



EXHIBITIONS : GROUP

  • Home, Jurors: Mia Dalglish & Lisa Woodward, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina - 2019

  • LensCulture Emerging Talents, KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn, New York - 2018

  • interiors, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas - 2018

  • 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain - 2018

  • Shift Invitational 2018, Shift Gallery, Seattle, Washington - 2018

  • Quien? Que? Donde?, Griffin at Lafayette City Center, Boston, Massachusetts - 2018

  • Photography Atelier 27, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts - 2018

  • 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

AWARDS, HONOURS, & GRANTS

  • The Biennial Grant (Shortlisted) - 2018

  • LensCulture Emerging Talents Award - 2018

  • Honourable Mention: Fine Art Category. 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers - 2018

  • Runner Up : Abstract & Still Life. 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers - 2018

  • Exploration Program of the Canada Council - 1992

RESIDENCIES

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

PUBLICATION REVIEWS and INTERVIEWS

  • Aint-Bad Magazine, Article by Nicole Hawkins, January 13, 2019

  • 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

  • Taught three (3) mixed media sculpture classes at The New School. Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec - 1992-1993

Photographs from the project “ Siren Song”  installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.

Photographs from the project “Siren Song” installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.