Tamara Kostianovsky
Biography

Tamara Kostianovsky is a Latinx artist whose work addresses themes including the environment, violence and consumer culture, often employing discarded clothing to create visceral and intricate sculptures, paintings and installations. Kostianovsky's work asks for a re- imagination of human rights and environmental redemption models to consider the resultant violence as part of a more extensive, inseparable system. By creating immersive environments out of the remnants of consumer culture, her work goes beyond trauma enacted onto an individual organism to encompass the pervasive destruction by capitalist consumption on the natural world. Her works create a visual proposition for a future in which images of desecrated bodies are transformed into receptacles of regeneration and rebirth.

Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Smack Mellon, NY; El Museo del Barrio NY; the Jewish Museum NY; Nevada Museum of Art, NV, Fuller Craft Museum, MA, and many others, receiving distinguished awards such as a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, Marie Claire, La Repubblica, El Diario New York, Colossal, and Hyperallergic, among others. Residencies include Yaddo, Wave Hill Gardens, LMCC, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Franconia Sculpture Park. Kostianovsky received a BFA from the National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.