Tara Kopp

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

EDUCATION
2009       Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
               Advanced Certificate in Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2006       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017        Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (July 8 - Aug. 12).
2016       "Model Lives" Art 3 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Sept. 7 - Oct. 2).
2016       "With Amazing Scenes Like These" Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY
                (June 25 - July 24).

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016       "Domesticity" Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY (Oct. 15 - Dec. 30).
2016       "Northern National Art Competition" Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI (Sept. 24 - Nov. 4).
2016       "Painting and Seeing" UNCW Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC (February 25 - April 7).
2016       "Open (C)ALL: Up for Debate" BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY (February 1-29).
2015       "Best of Santa Fe" Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO (November 6 - 24).
2015       "Art from the Heart" Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY (October 17 - November 1).
                Curated by Courtney Jordan.
2015       "Really Affordable Art Show" Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
                (October 3 - 25). Juried by Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director of Artadia.
2015       "New Directions '15" Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (September 26 - October 31). 
                Juried by Janet Bishop, Curator at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
2015       "Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflection on Contemporary Domestic Life"
                Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY (August 22 - October 18).
2015       "Northern National Art Competition" Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI (July 18 - Sept. 12).
2015       "Strange Paradise" First Street Gallery, New York, NY (June 25 - July 18).
                Juried and curated by Steven Harvey, from Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in the Lower East Side.
2015       "Art by America: A Review of 2-Dimensional Contemporary Art" The Art House, Chicago, Il 
                (June 1 - 30). Juried by James Yood, Art Educator with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
                Critic with Artforum and Ginny Voedisch, Art Historian/ Lecturer, the Art Institute Museum of Chicago.
2015       "Art and Soul | Soul Struck" SPACE Gallery, Denver, CO (April 2 - 25).
                Juried by Christoph Heinrich, PhD, Director of the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
2015       "20" x 20" x 20": A National Compact Exhibition" LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
                Juried by Brooke D. Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect.3 in New Orleans (April 9 - June 10).
               *2nd Place Winner.
2015       "Losing Love" Core New Art Space, Denver, CO (February 12 - March 1).
                Curated by Niza Knoll of Knoll Gallery, Denver CO.
2015       "Reality and Metaphor II" Valentine H Zahn Gallery, Westbrook, CT. 
                Curated by Leo Feroleto of Six Summit Gallery, Juried by Adrien Broom and Jerry Weiss
                (January 23 - March 22).
2015       "Nor Easter: The NBMAA 45th Annual Juried Exhibition" New Britain Museum of Art,
                New Britain, CT (January 10 - 25).
2015       "Icebreaker 6" Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO. (January 8 - 31). Juried by Lauren Wright, Curator and
                Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO.
2014       "10th Annual Small Works Show" 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Juried by Bill Carroll.
2014       "Winter Sentiments" Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Crystal Lake, IL.
2014       "American Dream: Lost or Found?" Orange County Creatives Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
2010       “March Mash-Up” Kings County, Brooklyn, NY.
2009       “Pratt In Venice” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2009       “The Huge Drain” Pop-up exhibition, 30 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
2006       “Ready to Emerge” Gallery Z, Providence, RI.
 
CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2013       Studio Pedagogy: "The Imperative of Teaching," a group exhibition with Kim Beck, Adam Brent, Nina
               Katchadourian, Sheila Pepe and students. Curated by Tara Kopp and Aileen Wilson. Bergen
               Community College Gallery, Paramus, NJ.
 
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016         Assistant Professor, Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
2014-16   Non-credit Painting Instructor, Pratt Young Scholars, Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY.
2011        Brooklyn Latin School - Brooklyn, NY.
                Evaluated the portfolios of International Baccalaureate visual art students. June 2011.
2008        Saturday Art School, Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY.
2007        New York City Department of Education - New York, NY.
2005        City Arts - South Providence, RI.
 
AWARDS & GRANTS
2016        2nd Place Winner, Painting and Seeing, UNCW Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
2015        2nd Place Winner, 20" x 20" x 20": A National Compact Exhibition
                LSU Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.
2015        Koch Cultural Trust Grant Award.
2014        People's Choice Award, 10th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2004-06   Full Merit Based Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design.
2004        Thomas Klaverkamp Scholarship for excellence in art, The University of Kansas.
2002-04   National Society of Collegiate Scholars, The University of Kansas.

PUBLICATIONS
2016        Brooklyn Magazine "Gallery Rounds: Heavily BK" by Paul D'Agostino, Sept. 26, 2016.
2016        The New York Times, "Things to Do in the Hudson Valley" June 11- July 31 2016.
2016        Front Art Space, OPEN 15, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, NY.
2016        "Trending: Contemporary Art Now!" Women's Caucus for Art, Exhibition Catalog. 
                Hosted by the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by                  
                Elizabeth Garvey, Simon Garvey Art Access and Exhibition Director Karen Gutfreund, Artist/ Curator. 

                Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 6, 2016). 
2015        The Advocate, "20"x20"x20": Small art has sizeable impact in juried LSU exhibit" July 23, 2015.