Tara Geer: Strangely Blooming features a series of monoprint drawings created by the artist upon her return to New York City this past Fall.
Tara Geer is a drawer—she makes, teaches, and studies drawing. Her drawings are in the collections of the Morgan Museum, the Parrish Museum and the Harlem Children’s Art Fund. 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, and The Drawing Center registry—among others. There are two books about her work; Carrying Silence: The Drawings of Tara Geer; and New York Studio Conversations. She is featured in three documentaries: Before and After Dinner, Generosity of Eye, and Sanctuary (for her teaching, her drawing, and her activism). She has been teaching for three decades and since 2012 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. She has a BA and MFA from Columbia University, where she had a teaching fellowship and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She has received the Louis Sudler Prize, the Joan Sovern prize, and residencies at Denniston Hill and The MacDowell Colony. She founded and directs the grassroots groups, Action Potluck & Sanctuary Neighborhoods.