Tanya Marcuse

Born 1964, New York City


1988-90 M.F.A., Photography, Yale University School of Art
1983-85 B.A., Art History and Studio Art, Oberlin College
1981-83 A.A., General Studies, Bard College at Simon's Rock

Solo Exhibitions

Woven, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Phantom Bodies, Esther Massry Gallery, College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

A Still Dialogue: Letinsky + Marcuse, curated by Vanessa Rocco, McIninch Art Gallery, SNSU, Manchester, NH
Fruitless/Fallen/Woven: Recent Acquisitions, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, NY
Woven: In Process, The Fischer Center at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Fallen, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty, Samuel Dorksy Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Bountiful, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Seeing and Knowing, Liebowitz Gallery, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Fruitless, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Undergarments and Armor, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Undergarments and Armor, Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Undergarments and Armor, Hemphill Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

1993-2003, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

Material, Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
Material, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Torso, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

Torso -- Emulsion Transfers on Glass and Mylar, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY

Bridal Suite, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY

Photographs, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

In the Garden, curated by Jamie Allen, (Eugene Atget, Stephen Shore, Sharon Core…) George Eastman House,
Rochester, NY
An Anatomical Waxwork Cabinet Meets Art, curated by Eva Meyer-Hermann, (Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst,
Robert Gober, Bruce Nauman, Pipilotti Rist, Paul Thek…) Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

Tanya Marcuse and Christopher Russell at Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA

A Discourse on Plants, (Vik Muniz, Rona Pondick, April Gornick…), RH Gallery, New York, NY

Heroines, Curated by Guillermo Solana, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art, Madrid, Spain
Pictures Are Words Not Known, curated by Sean Justice, LiShui Museum of Photography, China

Dress Codes: The Third Triennal of Photography and Video, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Heads, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Gothic: Dark Glamour, curated by Valerie Steele, The Museum at FIT, New York, NY

(RE) Imaging Photography, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
REAL Photography Award Exhibition, Las Palmas II Art Exhibition Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Amour d' Armor: Fear, Fantasy, and Fashion in the New Age, curated Ida Sinkevic and Robert S. Mattison, Williams Center Gallery Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Love and War: The Weaponized Woman, curated by Valerie Steele, The Museum at FIT, New York, NY

Both Sides of the Street, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.

Female, curated by Vince Aletti, Wessel & O'Connor Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, The Ralls Collection, Washington DC
Petits Formats - Small Works of Art From the 20th Century, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY

Anonymous, The Work Space, New York, NY

Scratch Off, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY

Human/Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Figure Out, Trial Balloon Gallery, New York, NY
Tanya Marcuse, Linda Matalon, Yumiko Ohmori, Sarah Rapson, Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY


2018 Fallen/Woven, forthcoming with Radius Press

2017 Ten Decompositions, Tanya Marcuse, 0_100 Editions, Milan, Italy
Entries On Eden (with text by Eve Romm), Culpeck & Clark Press

2016 Woven Nº 4 and Woven Nº 9, Roman Nvmerals Books

2014 Fallen, exhibition catalogue, 18 pages, 10 plates, text by Tim Davis

2011 Wax Bodies 6 x 6 series, edition of 100, Nazraeli Press

2007 Fruitless, One Picture Book Series #42, by Tanya Marcuse, Nazraeli Press

2005 Undergarments and Armor by Tanya Marcuse, Essay by Valerie Steele, Three Volumes, Slipcased, Nazraeli Press


Kurcfeld, Michael, “Tanya Marcuse: Life and Death in the Allegorical Garden,” Photographer Spotlight,
LA Review of Books
Documentum, Volume I, The Instagram Series, guest edited by Stephen Shore, Fall Line Press

Batchen, Geoffrey, essay for A Still Dialogue: Letinsky +

Gorence, Amanda, "Nature’s Beautiful Decay Photographs by Tanya Marcuse", Feature Shoot, May 5, 2014
Ozeri, Bianca, "Tanya Marcuse: Fallen", The Wild, January 2014
Steinhauer, Jillian, "The Surprising Beauty of Dead Leaves and Rotting Fruit", Hyperallergic, January 29, 2014
Meyers, William, "Subtlety of Color and Decay Displayed", The Wall Street Journal, January 25,

Aletti, Vince, "Tanya Marcuse: Fallen, Goings on About Town", The New Yorker, January 22, 2014
Knobloauch, Loring, "Tanya Marcuse: Fallen", Collector Daily January 14, 2014
The Forest Floor, "PDN Photo of the Day", The Photo District News January 15, 2014
Jean Dykstra, "Tanya Marcuse: Fallen", Photograph Magazine

Artist Project, "Bountiful", Cabinet, Issue 39

Tamsen Schwartzman, "Imprints of the Body: An Interview with Tanya Marcuse," Fashion Projects: On Fashion and Memory, Issue Nº 3, February
"Review of Heads Julie Saul Gallery," The New Yorker January 11

Roberta Smith, review of Dress Codes ICP Triennial: “Beyond a Simple Fashion Statement,” The New York Times, October 9
Dress Codes, Exhibition Catalogue, ICP/Steidl
Cover feature, “Corset with Silk Ribbon,” Photograph Magazine
Featured in Dress Codes at ICP, September/October
Friesen Andria (editor), Speak for the Trees, Marquand Books, Fruitless series published

REAL Photography Award Exhibition Catalogue, Fruitless Series

Ida Sinkevic and Robert S. Mattison, “Amour d’ Armor: Fear, Fashion and Fantasy in the New Age,” Exhibition Catalogue
Elizabeth Rich, review of “Love and War,” FiberArts, Jan/Feb
Colin Drake, review of “Undergarments and Armor,” Source, Winter
Fruitless, Feature in Sacred and Mundane Section, Orion, Winter

Roberta Smith, review of “Love and War,” The New York Times, Sept. 15
Cover feature on “Undergarments and Armor,” * The Artful Mind*, March
Rachel Cohen, book review of Undergarments and Armor, Photography Quarterly, #92

Denise Wolff, book review of Undergarments and Armor, PhotoEye, Winter
“Undergarments and Armor,” portfolio published, Triennial of the Photographic Arts

Vince Aletti, review of Material, The Village Voice, April

Sandra Mathews and Laura Wexler, Pregnant Pictures: Work by Women in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (Routledge), Torso series published

New York Magazine, Cue Feature --Torso series, “Female,” curated by Vince Aletti, Sept. 13
James Luciana, Black and White Photographers: An International Collection, Body photograph published

Sarah S. King, review of Torso at Yoshii Gallery, Art in America, July, 1998
New York Magazine, “Cue” Feature Torso exhibition, February 3-7
Ken Johnson, review of Torso, The New York Times, Art Guide, February 6
Ken Johnson, review of Anonymous, The New York Times, Art Guide, August 14
Vince Aletti, review of Anonymous, The Village Voice, February

Vince Aletti, review of Torso, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, February
Tim Griffin Essay for Exhibition "Torso," Yoshii Gallery

Ingrid Shaffner, review of Bridal Suite at Yoshii Gallery, Artforum, January

Eric Gibson, review of Bridal Suite at Yoshii Gallery, Artnews, December
David Humphrey, review of Bridal Suite. New York Fax, Art Issues, Nov-Dec.
Vince Aletti, review of Bridal Suite, Voice Choices, The Village Voice, October 18-24

Charles Hagen, The New York Times, Art in Review, January 21

Faye Hirsch, Tanya Marcuse--Photographs, Essay for exhibition catalogue, Yoshii Gallery, New York City


National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
McInich Art Gallery, Southern New Hapshire University, Manchester, NH
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Joy of Giving Something, New York, NY
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CTT

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