Cinque Artists Program at the Harlem School of Arts: Adrienne Elise Tarver

Tuesday May 28, 2019   6:00 -8:00 pm

FREE & OPEN to the public.


“Artist Talk with Adrienne Elise Tarver”

In her work, multimedia artist Adrienne Elise Tarver asks, “If mythologies from an imperialistic past can so thoroughly permeate our present identities, can we re-configure the narrative to create new realities?” Through paintings, photographs, videos, and immersive installations, she seeks to open access to origin stories, drawing attention to the abundant mythologies of the black woman and her interchangeable identities.

Join us as we talk with Adrienne Elise Tarver about the historical and artistic references referred to in her work as well as the themes of otherness, origin stories, false narratives, and mythologies–all as they relate to the black woman in the Western landscape.

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue @141 st Street
New York, NY 10030
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

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Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in New York. Her work addresses the complexity and invisibility of the black female identity in the Western landscape–from the history within domestic spaces to the fantasy of the tropical seductress.

She has exhibited nationally and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Ochi Projects in Los Angeles; Wave Hill in the Bronx, NY; Victori+Mo in Brooklyn, NY; BRIC Project Room in Brooklyn, NY; and A-M Gallery in Sydney, Australia. She has been featured in online and print publications including ArtNet, Brooklyn Magazine, Blouin Art Info, Whitewall Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ingenue Magazine, among others.

She is currently the Director of Art & Design and Director of the HSA Gallery at Harlem School for the Arts in Harlem, New York and Residency Advisor for Trestle Art Space. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Boston University. [Photo above by Ian Witlen]


This program is part of the centennial celebration of the Harlem Renaissance

The Cinque Artist Program series promotes presentations from professionals, practical information, and platforms for artist to showcase their work. We encourage adult artists, students and enthusiasts to share in discussions in an intimate setting.

Topics include global travel, artist portfolios, Uptown Galleries, and more. This is the second year the Foundation has partnered with the Harlem School of the Arts to host the series.

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