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Tara Geer

Tara Geer (she/her) is a drawer– she makes, teaches, and studies drawing. Her drawings are in the collections of the Morgan Museum, the Parrish Museum and the William Louis Dreyfus Foundation. Her work with the 6-woman activist collective, Victory Garden, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Historical Society, The Beinecke Library at Yale University. She’s had solo shows in LA and in NY, and exhibited at Jason McCoy, Tibor de Nagy, Glenn Horowitz Gallery, The National Arts Club, Steven Harvey, Aran Cravey, Flowers, the Four Seasons –among others.  There are 2 books about her work; Carrying Silence: The Drawings of Tara Geer; and New York Studio Conversations. She has been teaching for 3 decades –to children with visual processing challenges, museum educators, blocked artists, doctors at Yale, poets at the Homeschool, and –since 2012– in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was funded by The National Science Foundation, in collaboration with a team of neuroscientists, to study Harnessing the Power of Drawing for the Enhancement of Learning, and is now researching eye motion in art viewing. She has a BA and MFA from Columbia University where she had a full teaching fellowship and graduated Magna Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. She has received the Louis Sudler Prize, the Joan Sovern prize, BlogHer Voice of the Year, and multiple residencies including at The MacDowell Colony. She founded and directs the grassroots groups, Action Potluck & Sanctuary Neighborhoods.

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