Geer, Tara W. (twg1) | Teachers College Columbia University

Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Printer-friendly Version
Teachers College, Columbia Univeristy Logo
Geer, Tara
Arts & Humanities

445 Macy

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

1998-2016 work in major private collections across the US, and EU

2016 In Conversation extended exhibition & symposiumMacy Gallery, NYC

2014 & 2015-2016; Small is beautiful, Flowers gallery, NYC & London

2015 In ConversationShirley Fiterman Art Center, NYC

2015 Big ShowSilas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

2015 Morgan Library and Museum, Embracing Modernism: 10 years of drawings acquisitions: “exceptional works by some of the greatest artists of our time…includes drawings by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Schiele, Pollock, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Twombly..”

2016 featured in the book New York Studio Conversations: 15 women talk about Art by Stephanie Buhmann, published by The Green Box, Berlin. March 2016

Drawings in the collections of the Morgan Library and Museum, NY and also the Parrish Museum, NY

2014 featured in the documentary film Before and After Dinner: a portrait of André Gregoryin her role as André’s long-time drawing teacher.

2014 featured in the documentary, Generosity of Eye, by Julia Louis Dreyfus & Brad Hall about an art collection donated to the Harlem Children’s zone, in which there are many Geer drawings.

2013 Carrying Silence: The drawings of Tara Geer, essays by Rachel Cohen & André Gregory, published by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, NYC

2013 When we are at sea in the evidence, solo, Aran Cravey Gallery. LA

2013 The Glenn Horowitz Gallery, 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



Web Presence


Related Articles