“… a beautiful, tenuous alliance of knowledge and brutality, wisdom and the ravening needs of the body” – The Village Voice, May 8, 2008, R.C. Baker

Tamara Kostianovsky is a New York-based and Israel-born visual artist. Her work focuses on using recycled clothes to create visceral images that remind us of the fragility of our physical existence. Her solo exhibitions include After Goya, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno NV (2015); Seeing Red, Magrorocca Gallery, Milan Italy (2011); and The Proper Animal, Black and White Gallery, New York City (2008). Her group exhibitions include Apocryphal Times, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York City (2015) and Reinventing Ritual, Jewish Museum, New York City (2009). Her awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York City (2012). Her fellowships include the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York City (2010) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship, New York City (2009). Kostianovsky received a B.F.A. from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes and an M.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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