About The Artist


 


Meryl Taradash, sculptor.

BFA, Pratt Institute, Connecticut College, Banff School of Fine Arts; MFA, Pratt Institute. One-person exhibitions include: Fordham University Lincoln Center, Elaine Benson Gallery, Michener Art Museum, Newark Museum, Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, Art Museum of University of California, Santa Barbara, Jacksonville Art Museum, Gallery Henoch, NYC. Group exhibitions include: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Facility, Montclair Art Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Jenkins Arboretum, Clifton City Hall Sculpture Park, Noyes Museum, Palmer Art Museum, P.S. 1, New Museum, Rutgers University, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University. Commissions: The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry, NJ, Aramark Corp, Philadelphia, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, Rhodes/Nadler Collection, VA. Collections: The Sculpture Foundation, The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing, Charlottesville, The Long Island Children’s Museum, AT&T Longlines, Aetna Insurance, NY State Legislature, NJ State Council on the Arts, Bellevue Hospital, Colgate-Palmolive, University of Oklahoma. Publications include: The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Daily News, The New York Post, Newsday, The Star Ledger, The Washington Times, The Frederick News-Post, The Sculpture Reference, Who’s Who in American Art, Religion, Terror and Violence, Public Art: A World’s Eye View Awards include: Ford Foundation Grant, NJ Arts Council, David Bermant Foundation, MFA Assistantships


Artist Statement

My sculpture is designed to move with the wind and change with the light. The unpredictability of natural forces is essential to my work as a sculptor. I want people to see these elements in my work.

As an artist, I am interested in creating public art because I believe it affects people in subtle and unexpected ways, and I also believe that movement invites participation.

Each of my completed sculptures assumes a life of its own, totally dependent upon the will of the wind and the light of the sun.

2012



Meryl Taradash Working on the Installation of Wind Dancing
at the Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY, May 2009.

Photo: Courtesy of Long Island Children’s Museum

   



© 2012 Meryl Taradash