Tara Anne Cronin is an artist and writer focusing primarily on photography, works on paper, installation and book-arts. She received a BA in Writing from New School University, an MFA from the ICP-Bard Program, and has Twice-earned the ICP Director’s Fellowship Award. Holding various co-patents with partner and scientist Ed Chen, one includes a unique polymer made from materials used in Tara’s artwork, which, after scientific research demonstrated itself to be the first synthetic membrane to effectively remove CO2 from air and convert it into useful materials. This resulted in a solo show in the Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico in 2012, and a guest-speaker-invitation plus exhibition participant invitation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC. Having exhibited throughout New York City, North America and Internationally, recent exhibitions include a dual group show at the International Center of Photography and at Photoville in New York City, titled “The Future Perfect,” this Fall 2016. In July Tara was part of a six-person exhibition, “The Curator,” with PDN at Foley Gallery in New York, NY. She was a guest-artist speaker at the 2016 September NY Photo Salon held at the School of Visual Arts, and an exhibition participant at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center/HMOCA in Hilo, HI, held from June-July 2017. Tara was an invited artist at another group exhibition at HMOCA in September 2017, and expects to part of the annual Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, CA, as well the SOKO Artist’s Studio Visits and Exhibition this Winter 2017. She is always excited to have her handmade artist-books included each year since 2010 for the past seven years in the New York Art Book Fair, at MoMa/PS1 in Long Island City, NY, as well for the past two years at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Print & Book Fair. Through her practice Tara hopes also to promote the idea of Science and Art as being symbiotic. She and Ed took on the oldest Organically Certified Kona coffee farm in 2014/15 to apply their agricultural technology addressing Climate Change and she is now a coffee roaster and farmer as well. Tara is currently a member of the South Kona Artists as well as the board of directors of the Society for Kona’s Education and Art. Tara loves to count, collect, and laugh daily. She is nomadic, oscillating between New York, New Jersey, and Hawai’i in the United States.
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