Tara Donovan 1969 Conceptual Art Installation Artists, Sculptors
Tara Donovan is acclaimed for her large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Committed to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and transform it into art. Donovan has explored the effects of accumulation with these materials, at times utilizing hundreds of thousands of units such as straws, pins, or cups to generate perceptual phenomenon and subtle atmospheric effects.
Donovan’s work is held in numerous important public and private collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Saint Louis Art Museum; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.
Donovan received a B.F.A. from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C., in 1991 and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in 1999.