Tanya Marcuse (B.A. Oberlin 1985, M.F.A. Yale 1990) is a photographer
whose work has investigated the body in a series of projects. She won
a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002-2003 to pursue her book project
Undergarments and Armor (Nazraeli Press, 2005), which also won a 2005
JGS Book Project Award, She is the recipient of many awards and honors
including a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the George Sakier Memorial
Prize for Excellence in Photography from Yale, a John Anson Kittredge
Award, as well as two fellowships from the Center for Photography at
Woodstock. She is currently a nominee for the Real Photography Award,
an international contemporary photography award. Tanya's new book,
Fruitless, was released in the fall of 2007 also by Nazraeli Press.
Tanya Marcuse's photographs have been exhibited internationally
including at the Julie Saul Gallery, Hemphill Fine Art, Yoshii
Gallery, Stephen Cohen Gallery, the Museum at FIT, Belfast Exposed
Photography in Northern Ireland, Las Palmas II Art Exhibition Centre
in Rotterdam, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Corcoran
Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed or featured in the New York
Times, Source Magazine, Orion Magazine, Photo-Eye, New York Magazine,
the Village Voice, Artnews, Art in America, PDN, Art Issues and
Artforum. Her photographs are in the collections of the Corcoran
Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale Art Gallery,
and the Library of Congress.
She teaches Photography at Bard College at Simon's Rock, where she
first began making photographs as a student in the early 1980's. She
is working on a theoretically based project, Wax Bodies, photographs
of 18th century Italian wax anatomical models.