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Geer, Tara
Arts & Humanities

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Educational Background

M.F.A. Columbia University School of the Arts; Teaching Fellowship, Merit Scholarship, Joan Sovern Prize, & the  Loius Sudler Prize given to one student at the University chosen from all the combined arts departments for excellence. (1997)


B.A. Columbia University, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude. Double major in Art History and Visual Arts. Honors theses in both. (1993)        

Scholarly Interests

Drawing—its practice, history and pedagogy; visual cognition—the psychology and neuroscience of visual processing; Visual Thinking Strategies.

Selected Publications

2013 The Glenn Horowitz Gallery, NY; solo show

2013 Steven Harvey Fine Arts, NY; solo show

2013 The Outpost, NY; solo show

2012 Steven Harvey Fine Arts, NY; the Anarchic show

2011-12 Osilas Gallery, NY; Drawing the Mind: the emergence of complexity

2011, Thinking Though Drawing: international, interdisciplinary symposium: gave talk “What we illustrate when we draw: Drawings as a window into normative visual processing.” To be published by Teachers College with drawings.

2011 Macy Gallery, TC, NY; Thinking through Drawing

2010 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY; Current Drawing

2009 Columbia Spectator feature, “Art Professor encourages individuality through art.” She “provides sanctuary for the unexplainable image.”

2008 New York Times Article, “Her Drawings With André,” front page of the City Section about Geer’s drawing classes.  Her work called “among the great drawings of our time.”*

2007 interviewed & featured on the Public Radio show, Studio 360, “Drawing & Doubting

   MacDowell Colony and Denniston Hill Residencies



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