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About

I’m Tanner Gauvin (they/he) and a visual artist based in New York and Boston. In 2018, I graduated with a BFA in Painting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with two minors in arts leadership and sociology. During my time at BU, I studied painting and art history abroad in Venice, Italy. After graduating, I worked as a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University and Instructor at my alma matter, developing a teaching practice alongside my studio practice. I recently served as Studio Coordinator, ad interim, for Harvard University's department of Art Film and Visual Studies and I'm currently working as a Community Specialist at CIC, leading operations and training sessions for a Makers' Lounge housing various fabrication equipment.

Statement

Edges of solid color vibrate against fields of softer marks. This energetic synergy is mediated by solid form and image within abstractions. Mark, patterns, and fragmentations transfer energy into paintings via movement, repetition, and color. Repeating patterns suggest their own sense of space. Tropes of the digital impinge against hand-made abstractions. Figurative aspects explore gender. And symbols seek to explore growth and individuality.

 

In my work, I seek to combine digital media, objects, and graphic forms with painting and human touch in a language that oscillates between them while forcing them together. The works explore the space between image and object, realized form versus abstraction, and the physical against the digital. Paintings and wall-abiding installations are pushing to find a language that can be neither or both. People exist in hybrid worlds; we exist in skins of the objects and images with which we surround ourselves with in and out of these spaces.

Contact

tannergauvinart@gmail.com

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Education

Boston University College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, B.F.A. in Painting, Sociology minor, Arts Leadership & Innovation minor

Accademia di Belli Arti, Boston University, Spring 2017, Venice, IT

 

Solo Shows

What Will Become of Us?, Regis College Fine Art Center, Weston, MA

Painting Revived, Gallery 51/2, Boston, MA

Smudge, Gallery 5, Boston, MA

 

Selected Group Shows

6FT From You, Guayaba Gallery, Union City, NJ

VASI Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 5, Boston, MA

Student Members’ Exhibition, Gallery263, Cambridge, MA

Free Form, Gallery263, Cambridge, MA

BFA Thesis Show: Continuum, 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

Installation for “The Journey,” installation curated by Won Ju Lim, production directed by Yo-EL Cassell, Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, Boston, MA

Personhood, Stone Gallery, Boston, MA

Curious Reality, Gallery 5, Boston, MA

CRACK’D, Gallery 5, Boston, MA

Art at Sloane, Sloane House, Boston, MA

LAA 49th Annual Show, Leominster Art Association, Leominster, MA

National Art Honor Society Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

Art in Bloom, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

National Art Honor Society Exhibition, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

 

Publications

BFA Thesis Show Catalogue, Boston University, Boston, MA

Spring 2014 Edition, The Marble Collection, Boston, MA

Winter 2013 Edition, The Marble Collection, Boston, MA

Fall 2012 Edition, The Marble Collection, Boston, MA

 

Selected Honors

Certificate for Distinction & Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University Derrick Bok Center For Teaching & Learning

Paddock Fund Scholarship

College of Fine Arts Performance Award

Leominster Art Association Scholarship

Myja Ann Parviainen Scholarship

Silver Medal, Nationals, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Drawing 1: Drawing as Visual Language, Katarina Burin, Spring 2020 and Fall 2021, Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA 

Teaching Assistant, Thinking With Your Hand: Intermediate Painting, Judith Belzer, Fall 2020, Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Assistant, Painting’s Doubt, Matt Saunders, Spring 2020, Harvard University Program in General Education, Cambridge, MA

Instructor, Collage and Mixed Media, Summer 2019, Visual Arts Summer Institute at Boston University, Boston, MA

Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Painting: Save the Last Dance for Me, Sonia Almeida, Spring 2019, Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Painting: One Thing Leads to Another, Judith Belzer, Fall 2018 and Fall 2019, Harvard University Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Oil Painting, Emily Manning-Mingle and Nick Mancini, Summer 2018 and Summer 2019, Visual Arts Summer Institute at Boston University, Boston, MA

Teaching Assistant, Mixed Media, Marc Schepens, Visual Arts Summer Institute at Boston University, Boston, MA

 

Lectures & Critiques

Guest Lecturer, Painting’s Doubt, Matt Saunders, Spring 2020, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Guest Critic, Graphic Design 1, Kristen Mallia, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Guest Critic, Graphic Design 1, Kristen Mallia, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

Guest Critic, Graphic Design 1, Kristen Mallia, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Portfolio Critic, Boston University, Undergraduate National Portfolio Day, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Visiting Artist and Critic, Painting 1, Michelle Carter, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

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