SCULPTURE and PHOTOGRAPHY - Phoenix, AZ
PHOTOGRAPHY and DESIGN - Tarah Rider Berry

Resume

Education

1990
All course work completed for M.A. Art History. Arizona State University Specialization in Photo Aesthetics and the History of Photography. No thesis written.

1986
B.A. Art History. Arizona State University. Minor in Chemistry


Work and Awards

2002
In Celebration-A Century of Arizona Women Artists. Group Show.
Phippen Museum. Prescott, AZ

Tarah Rider Berry. Rio Salado Documentation Project. Photographs from the Collection of the City of Tempe.
Tempe Public Library.

2001
Tarah Rider Berry. Rio Salado Documentation Project. Photographs from the Collection of the City of Tempe.
Tempe Public Library.

In Celebration-A Century of Arizona Women Artists. Group Show.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, AZ

In Celebration-A Century of Arizona Women Artists. Group Show.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Wickenburg, AZ.

2000-2001
City of Tempe Rio Salado Documentation Project. Public Art project. In progress.
Tempe, AZ. Original photographs commissioned for the City of Tempe permanent collection.

City of Tempe Neighborhood Circulator Buses Public Art Project. In progress.
Tempe, AZ. Site specific, original photography and design for five neighborhood circulator buses.

1999
City of Mesa Mesa Historic Sites photographic project. Mesa Public Art Program. Original photographs commissioned for the City's first Portable Works acquisition.

1998
"Rockefeller Foundation Flow Fund Circle" Grant recipient. "Picture This - Photography '98" Public Art project for Phoenix Arts Commission.

1997
AZ Commission on the Arts Visual Arts Artist Project Grant recipient
"Animal Rites" photographic project. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

1996
"El Espiritu de Arizona" Fox TV Interview for "I Can Fly" exhibition at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Interview with Nestor Guzman. 30 Minutes running/air time.

Visual Arts Fellowship grant recipient for photography
Arizona Commission on the Arts

Arizona Commission on the Arts Traveling Exhibition recipient
"My Life: Photographs of Children Living in Phoenix" Two Person Show

1995
The Edible Time Capsule
Collaborative Public Art Project for the Scottsdale Cultural Council Documentary photography and video work. Scottsdale, AZ

Picture This
Public Art Project for the City of Phoenix. Photography and co-teaching assignment. Commissioned and exhibited by Phoenix Arts Commission.


Recent Exhibition Resume

2001
In Celebration: A Century of Arizona Women Artists.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Wickenburg, AZ. February 3 - April 29th. Curated by Carolyn Roberts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

2000
City of Mesa Mesa Historic Sites photographic project.
Mesa Public Art Program. Original photographs commissioned for the City's first Portable Works acquisition. Currently on display. Call or email for current location.

1998
Building for the Millennium: Recent Acquisitions.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Another Arizona Arizona State University Art Museum.
Nelson Fine Arts Center. Tempe, AZ

My Life: Photographs of Children Living in Phoenix
Exhibition shown at the Peoria Arts Commision and the Southwest Arts Festival .Scottsdale, AZ. Courtesy of AZ Commission on the Arts Traveling Exhibitions Program

1997
Souls Four Person Show A.P. Tell Gallery. Grand Canyon University. Phoenix, AZ

Eyes of Hope
Benefit exhibition and auction for Free Arts of Arizona. Phoenix, AZ

1997
Arizona Biennial Tucson Museum of Art.
Tucson, AZ

My Life: Photographs of Children Living in Phoenix
Various locations including the "Arts Congress" Annual Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. Courtesy of AZ Commission on the Arts Traveling Exhibitions Program

1996
I Can Fly: Photographs by Tarah Rider Berry Scottsdale Center for the Arts New Directions Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ Houston Center for Photography Annual Collector's Exhibition Houston, TX

1995
The Edible Time Capsule
Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Scottsdale, AZ Documentary photographs and video. Commissioned by the Scottsdale Cultural Council .

Picture This
Phoenix Public Library. Phoenix, AZ Public Art Project for the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Arts Commission


Collections

  • City of Tempe, AZ
  • City of Mesa. Mesa Arts Director. Mesa, AZ
  • PMH Foundation. Phoenix, AZ
  • City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council. Scottsdale, AZ
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Scottsdale, AZ
  • The Lyle Anderson Companies. Scottsdale, AZ
  • City of Phoenix. The Phoenix Arts Commission. Phoenix, AZ
  • Beth Ames Swartz. Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Ms. Colleen O'Shaughnessy. Phoenix, AZ
  • Dr. James Belli. Houston, TX
  • Mrs. Molly Lakin-Hayes. Phoenix, AZ
  • New Times Weekly. Phoenix, AZ
  • Rough Trade Records. Great Britain, U.K.
  • Mr. Jack Burke. Phoenix, AZ

Bibliography

20/20 Vision: A Look at Two Decades of Downtown Improvement"
Downtown Focus Magazine Aug/Sept/Oct 2004 Mesa Town Center Publications

"The Jury is in. ASU exhibit affirms that true art engages our hearts or minds" Nilsen, Richard. The Arizona Republic. March 29, 1998. pp. G1, G6.

"By the People, for the People: Public artworks program aims to enhance sense of community" Cobb, Gia. The Arizona Republic. September 14, 1997. pp.G1-G2.

"I Can Fly. Photographs by Tarah Rider Berry"
Schultx, Robert. Art World Reviews. November 9, 1996.

Art Now November 1996. Cover
"Kids' Photographs Reveal Larger Picture of Common Humanity"

Nilsen, Richard. The Arizona Republic March 7, 1996
"Photographer Brings Kids to Larger than Life."

Nilsen, Richard. The Arizona Republic November 3, 1996

New Shows at Center" Jewish News of Greater Phoenix August 30, 1996

"Arts and Minds, Kid Picks for the Week" New Times Weekly September 12-November 20, 1996

"Center Begins Season" Rausch, Gary. Tribune Newspapers September 12, 1996

 

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