TAMAR ETINGEN

I have consistently investigated the use of layering to create and enhance the illusion of space. My sculptures and installations have mapped concepts of the layering of ecosystems and the interface between industrial society and botanical biodiversity. I have an enduring interest in botany, which stems from my childhood in California and studies in the pursuit of a degree in Landscape Architecture. My current involvement in Gelatin Plate Printmaking is fueled by the medium’s unique sensitivity to plant material and it’s ability to produce detailed, multi-layered, luminous imagery.

Tamar works as a painter, printmaker, theatrical set designer and set painter. She has exhibited sculpture, installations, paintings and prints in universities, galleries and museums on both the East and West coasts and in New Mexico. She holds a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Public Art commissions by Tamar include a 12 monotype series, “The Aesthetics of Science”, purchased by the Microbiology Department of the University of Maine Orono, architectural metal work installed in Maranacook Middle School, Readfield, Maine and sculpture purchased by Colby College, Waterville, Maine.

Tamar has taught printmaking classes, workshops and teaching residencies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Curry College, Milton, MA, University of Maine Farmington & Orono campuses and Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA, and gallery 263 and the Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge, MA.

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