Tanya Lin Jaffe

Contact Info:

500 Palmetto Ave. # 117

Pacifica, CA 94044

Telephone: 650-355-7800

tanyalinjaffe@gmail.com

www.tanyalinjaffe.com

www.sanchezartists.com

Studio Information:

Sanchez Art Center - Studio 20

1220 Linda Mar Blvd.

Pacifica, CA 94044

Visual Artist: photographer


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ARTISTS STATEMENT:

 

In Search of Fertility

In Search of Fertility is a visual roadmap of the places Iíve been on the journey to motherhood. I never wanted children. Ever. Even as a little girl I refused to play with dolls. Three years ago that changed. A little too late. So far.

 

Using eggs, the essence of fertility, and other props as my subjects, I photograph their stories. Boiling, burning, rotting, playing, dancing and singing. Seeking to give birth to something that will last beyond them. Like a mad scientist seeking a reaction, I set into motion events and photograph the scene and ensuing action as it unfolds, acting as both instigator and scribe.

 

My photographs are shot with a variety of digital and film cameras, printed with pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper.

 

Career Highlights:

 

Solo Exhibitions

Award of Excellence Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center East Gallery, Pacifica, CA June 2005

 

Awards

Best in Show Photo, 20th Annual Juried Show, Coastal Arts League, December 2004

Honorable Mention, Snapshots in Time, Skyline College, November 2004

Award of Excellence, and exhibition award in 2005, Annual Art Guild of Pacifica Members Exhibit, September 2004, (juried by Catherine Clark)

Award of Merit, Arts on Fire VIII, Sanchez Art Center, April 2004, (Juried by Jack Rasmussen, Executive Director di Rosa Art & Nature Preserve)

Award of Merit, Annual Art Guild of Pacifica Members Exhibit, September 2002

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Intimate Floral, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO May 2005

Celebrating Women, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, March 2005

Women By Women, San Mateo Arts Commission, Commission on the Status of Women and ARTshare exhibition, County Government Center Gallery, Redwood City, CA (Juried by Catherine Clark), March 2005

22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX March 2005

Love, Passion, and the Art of Romance, a la carte Gallery, Santa Fe, NM February 2005

Deciphering the Code, Taking The Leap, Emeryville, CA, January 2005

20th Annual Juried Show, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA December 2004

Concerning the Word ìBuggedî, Gallery Theater Skyline College, San Bruno, CA November 2004

She, Sanchez and Pacifica Libraries, Pacifica, CA, November 2004

Small Works, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA October 2004

Dia de los Muertos: The Fifth direction, Communion with Death, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA October 2004

Annual Members Exhibit, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA September 2004

Two Halves, One Whole: Exploring Gender Archetypes, SOMARTS Gallery, ARTworkSF, San Francisco, CA August 2004

Apolitical, Be Political, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA, August 2004

Annual Buddy Show, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA, July 2004

Annual Skyline College Student Art Show, San Bruno, CA, April 2004

College of San Mateo Photography Gallery, San Mateo, CA, April 2004

Skyline College Photography Gallery, San Bruno, CA, April 2004

Arts on Fire VIII, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, April 2004

Annual Members Exhibit, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA September 2003

Annual Members Exhibit, Art Guild of Pacifica, CA September 2002

© Copyright Tanya Lin Jaffe, 2005