CV

Biography

Born 1979 in Lima, Peru
 
Lives and works between Eugene and Los Angeles, USA

Education

2004
MFA, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
2001
BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, USA

Teaching

2022
Assistant Professor of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
2020 – 2021
Director, Munroe Center for Social Inquiry: Photography & Racial Justice. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2013 – 2021
Assistant Professor of Art, Art Field Group, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2016 – 2017
Director, Mellon Art + Environment Grant. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2006 – 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. Art Department, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
2005 – 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. Art Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
2004 – 2005
Lecturer. Art Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Grants / Awards

2022
George and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
2021
Lewis Baltz Research Fund Award #5, Paris, France
 
Shortlisted for the Paris Photo–APERTURE Foundation PhotoBook Award (with the book "El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan")
 
Hariban Award Grand Prize, Kyoto, Japan
 
Louis Roederer Arles Discovery Award Jury Prize, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
 
Madame Figaro Women in Photography Award (Nominated/Shortlisted), Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
 
Silver List, Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2020
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
2018
Emerging Artist Grant, Harpo Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Unseen Dummy Award (Second Place), Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019
Photo London, La Fabrica Book Dummy Award Shortlist, Madrid, Spain
2017
National Photography Award, Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX, USA
2011
Artist Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2010
Artist Grant, Vermont Council for the Arts, Burlington, VT, USA
2008
Artist Grant, Vermont Community Foundation, Burlington, VT, USA
 
Women in the Arts Grant, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA

Residencies

2021 – 2023
Unseen California. Artist Residency Cohort: Mercedes Dorame, Tarrah Krajnak, Dione Lee, Aspen Mays. Curated by Karolina Karlic, UCSC Natural Reserves Research Lab, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
2021
Light Work A-I-R, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, USA
 
Darkroom Artist in Residence, Aurora Photo Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
2011
Artist in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, USA
 
Artist in Residence, Ohio Arts Council Exchange, Dresden, Germany
2008
Woodstock A-I-R, Center for Photography Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2022
RePose / REDCAT: Studio 2022 / 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2020
El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL, USA
 
1979 Contact Negatives, Lux Art Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
2019
1979 Contact Negatives, as-is gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2018
Origin Stories, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA
 
Sismos79, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX, USA
 
Sismos79, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2017
Kloes, Mowry Center Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH, USA
2015
1979, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR, USA
 
Sismos79, Riley Photography Gallery, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
2013
South Sound, Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books, Portland, OR, USA
2011
The Stairs That Do Not Care, Gehe8, Dresden, Germany
2010
After Chambi, Firehouse Center, Burlington, VT, USA
 
Tarrah & Wilka Collaborative Works, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA
2009
Submission, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, USA
 
Anthology of Trends, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA
2008
(untitled #), Elmira College, Elmira, NY, USA
 
(untitled #), Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, USA
 
Recent Photographs by Tarrah Krajnak, SEABA Gallery, Burlington, VT, USA
2007
Spitting Image, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
(untitled #), Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
2006
The Invisible Face, Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA

Group Exhibitions

2023 – 2024
CHRONORAMA. Photographiques Treasures of the 20th Century, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
2023
Dismantling Monoliths, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
 
Photo Brussels Festival, Hangar Photo Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
2022 – 2023
Refracting Histories, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA
2022
Books Revisited, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, USA
 
Landkrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
2021
Louis Roederer Arles Discovery Award Exhibition, Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
 
Self-Portrait as Weston/as Bertha Wardell, 1927/2020, from Master Rituals II: Weston’s Nudes, Rencontres d’Arles & SNCF Gares & Connexions, Gare De Lyon & Gare d'Avignon, Paris & Avignon, France
 
It’s Negative, MIM gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2020
Future Perfect, Study Hall Gallery, Pratt, Utica, NY, USA
 
Below the Surface, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, USA
2019
In This Body of Mine, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, USA
 
El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan (Photobook), Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan (Photobook), PhotoEspaña, Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain
2018
El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan (Photobook), Unseen Amsterdam Book Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Conceptual Feedback, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Biomythography: Reflexive Remix, University of Laverne Harris Gallery, La Verne, CA, USA
2017
Displaced: Reconstituted Memories & Unsituated Bodies, SUR Biennial, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA, USA
 
Ansel’s the Making of 40 Photographs, Hammer Museum, Video Screening, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Past, Present, Future, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
 
Sismos, PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2016
On the Shelf, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, USA
 
This is Collage, haphazard, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Found, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
 
At Home in the World, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, USA
 
Dark Messengers, Central Features, Albuquerque, NM, USA
2015
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, USA
2014
Sismos79, with metropcs gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
 
Eternal Om, metropcs gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Cast, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 
South Sound, with Ampersand Gallery, LA Art Book Fair, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2013
South Sound, with Ampersand Gallery, NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MOMA, Long Island City, NY, USA
 
Fatal Strategies with Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Art13, London, UK
2011
Fatal Strategies, Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
 
Suite42Projects, Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Art MRKT San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
2010
Photography V, Center For Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA
 
Heart Abortion, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA
 
Heart Abortion, Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, USA
 
Heart Abortion, Live Performance, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, USA
 
Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat: Photography, Performance, Video, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
2009
Contemporary Photography and the Archive, CUNY Staten Island, New York, NY, USA
 
Askew: Contemporary Portraits, 215 Gallery, Burlington, VT, USA
2008
The Body as Image, Philoctetes Center, New York, NY, USA
 
Women to Watch, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT, USA
 
Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA
2007
From Sun Pictures to Megapixels, Williamsburg Historical Art Center, Williamsburg, NY, USA
 
Selected Works: ND Photography Program, International Photo Festival, Pingyao, China
2006
Breaking Ground, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
 
Technology of Meaning, Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN, USA
2005
Inclinations, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, USA
2004
New Visions, W Hotels Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
 
Wonderland, W Hotels Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
First Look: Juried by Cindy Sherman & Adam Fuss, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Curatorial Projects

2021
The Careful Photograph: Mercedes Dorame, Aaron Turner, William Camargo, Rafael Soldi, Lorena Molina, Sama Alshaibi, Nydia Blas, Zora J Murff, Tommy Kha, Public Lecture Series & Podcast Season featuring BIPOC Contemporary Photographers Exploring Race & Identity, Munroe Center for Social Inquiry on Racial Justice, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2019
Latinx Photographers from LA to the Inland Empire: Tamara Cedre, Rodrigo Venezuela, Guadalupe Rosales, Public Lecture Series, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2016
Unsettled Landscapes Symposium: Lucy Lippard, Edgar Heap of Birds, Natalia Diaz, Nanobah Becker, Gabriel Estrada, Laura Huertas Millan, Claudia Arteaga, Esteban Cabeza De Baca, Kathy Bancroft, Saskia Calderón, Public Symposium funded by the Mellon Foundation Grant, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
 
Disappearing Grandmothers: Marathon Reading, Women’s Day Teach-Out, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA
2015 – 2017
Library Artist in Residence Initiative (LAIR): LA based artist Steve Rowell (2015) and Ecuadorian artist Saskia Calderón (2016), Claremont Consortium Honnold-Mudd Library, Claremont, CA, USA
2015
Ecopoetics: Rafa Esparza & Aspen Mays, Workshop & Public Exhibition, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA

Publications

2022
Tarrah Krajnak. Master Rituals II: Weston's Nudes, TBW Books
2021
Tarrah Krajnak. El Jardín de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan, DAIS Books (shortlisted for the Aperture Paris Photo First Book Award 2021)
2019
Tarrah Krajnak. 1979: Contact Negatives (artist book)

Public Collections

Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, Belgium
 
Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France
 
Pinault Collection, Paris, France
 
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
 
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
 
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY, USA
 
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Cerritos College Permanent Collection, Norwalk, CA, USA
 
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, USA
 
Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, USA
 
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, USA
 
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, USA
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, USA