CONTACT

Location : Cambridge, Massachusetts
Phone : +1 617 413 4934
Email : tamar@tamargranovsky.com
Instagram : @tamargranovsky
Facebook : @tamargranovsky.com

STATEMENT : I try to capture small truths in my photographs, with the aim of drawing a visual and emotional map of people and place. Returning to specific locations again and again gives me entrance to other worlds and allows me to immerse myself, to follow my own connections with the subject, and to catch a glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface. Thus, I continue to visit and work on projects at the Salton Sea in California and in Bahia Province, Brasil.  While I do photograph people, I find I most often photograph familiar, and seemingly ordinary "things." This does not mean that I am disinclined toward people - I feel quite the opposite. For me these things typically reveal the human presence which is what attracts me to them.  I move in close, I isolate the subject - it is my way of touching it.

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.

EXHIBITIONS : GROUP

  • 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

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

  • Taught three (3) mixed media sculpture classes at The New School. Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec - 1992-1993
 
 Photographs installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.

Photographs installed at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Schaefer, 2018.