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Tavares Strachan

Strachan’s artistic practice activates the intersections of art, science, and politics, offering uniquely synthesized points of view on the cultural dynamics of scientific knowledge.

All images Courtesy by the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

Aeronautics, astronomy, deep-sea exploration, and extreme climatology are but some of the thematic arenas out of which Strachan creates monumental allegories that tell of cultural displacement, human aspiration, and mortal limitation. His text-based neon sculptures are an anthem for our political and cultural moment, and his lexicon an effort to mobilize community and societal change.

Strachan has been the recipient of numerous awards: Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute (2019-2020); Frontier Art Prize (2018); the Allen Institute’s inaugural artist-in-residence (2018); LACMA Art + Technology Lab Artist Grant (2014); Tiffany Foundation Grant (2008);  Grand Arts Residency Fellowship (2007); and the Alice B. Kimball Fellowship (2006).

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Tique | publication on contemporary art #3: Six Questions