Curriculum Vita

TARA TIDWELL BRYAN
63 Deer Marsh Road
Flatrock, NL Canada A1K 1C8
(709) 437-1963, email: taratbryan@gmail.com

EDUCATION

1987 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Fine Arts
1975 University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Repose and other works, Bonavista North Museum and Gallery, Wesleyville, NL
2010 What Passes for Spring, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
On Ice, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
2008 Come Closer, Arnica Gallery, Kamloops, BC
2004 Exquisite Edge, Artist‟s Books; PABA Gallery, New Haven, CT
2003 Exquisite Edge, Paintings and Artist‟s Books; The Printed Page, Pawtucket, RI
Bright Hill Art Center, Treadwell, NY
Treasure Room Gallery, The Interchurch Center, New York, NY
2002 Mine, Street installation. March to November, St. John‟s, NL
2001 Exquisite Edge, Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
1996 Danger! Untidy Zone, Artist’s Books; Rogue Gallery, Eastern Edge, St. John‟s, NL
1994 Visibility Poor in Fogbanks, Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
1992 East to West, Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
1990 Landscape Paintings, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY
1987 Enclaves and Ephemera, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, University of Wisconsin- Madison

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Confederation Boulevard Banners, NCC and Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
2010 al-Mutanabbi Street, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Americas Invitational Book Arts 2010, Bright Hill Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY
The Secret Library of Solihull, Solihull Gallery, Solihull, West midlands, UK
2009 Time After Timeline, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
beyondWords, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
artists’ books 2009, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
Contours, Craft Council Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
2008 Multiples, East End Applied Arts, Denver, CO
2007 Residency, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Rabbit and House, 4th International Artist„s Book Triennial, Leipzig Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany
Notes on Location, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
2006 Rabbit and House, 4th International Artist„s Book Triennial, Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Artist and the Book, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2005 Grids and Games, Devon House Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Fourth Annual Bright Hill North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit, Bright Hill Center,
Treadwell, NY Award: Best in Show
Craft Council Member’s Show, Devon House, St. John‟s, NL. Award: Innovation and Design
Momenta, RCA Gallery, LSPU Hall, St. John‟s, NL
Stand and Deliver, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, Illinois
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
The Arthur and Mara Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library,
Boca Raton, FL
The Art of the Book, Galerie Materia, QC City, QC Harriet Irving Library, University of NB, Fredericton, NB
2004 Stand and Deliver, Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Flattering the Masters, RCA Visual Gallery, St. John’s, NL
St. Michael’s Printshop Portfolio, RCA Visual Gallery, St. John’s, NL
The Art of the Book, Saskatchewan Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, SK,
Mary E. Black Gallery, NS Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, NS
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitoban, Winnipeg, MB
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
Coastlines, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Stand and Deliver, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut
2003 Currents: Contemporary Studio Craft from NL and Labrador, Canadian Embassy,
Washington, DC
Visual Artists of NL & Labrador: A Celebration , Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art
Gallery, Corner Brook, NL
Atlantic Art on the Mezzanine, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
The Art of the Book, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON
Millennium in a Box, Profiles Public Art Gallery, St. Albert, AB
2002 Graffiti, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Art in the Park, Discovery Centre, Woody Point, NL
A NL Sampler, Bonavista North Regional Museum & Art Gallery, Wesleyville, NL
Moorings: Contemporary Craft from NL and Labrador, Gallery Six One One, Toronto, ON
Personal Visions -Artists’ Books at the Millennium, University of Delaware Special Collections
2001 Coastlines, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
Small Works by Big Artists, Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John‟s, NL
The Book: An Evolution of Meaning, Art Gallery of NS Library, Halifax, NS
2000 Year One, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Apocalypse, 2nd International artist‟s book Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Four on the Floor, Art about Dogs, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Millennium in a Box, Young Authors Conference, St. Benedict Catholic School, Toronto, ON
CBBAG Book Arts Fair, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, ON
Mary Hawkins Memorial Library, Salt Spring Island, BC
Windover Gallery, 1612 Schooner Way, R.R. #2, Pender Island, BC
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON
Uncommon Objects, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON
City of Thompson Museum, 162 Princeton Drive, Thompson, Manitoba
Conseil québécois de l’estampe (QC Print Council),Montreal, QC
North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, North York, ON
Leaf Rapids National Exhibition Centre, Town Centre Mall, Leaf Rapids, Manitoba
Centre culturel de Val-David, Maison du Village, Val-David, QC
1999 New Work from St. Michael’s Printshop, RCA Visual, LSPU Hall, St. John‟s, NL
Merchants, Mariners and the Northern Seas, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery,
Corner Brook, NL
The Joey Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Pathways Revisited: Shoe Cove to Flatrock, Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John‟s, NL
1998 Wonderland, Oregon Book Arts Guild Biennial, Forest Grove, Oregon
Art of The Book, The Word on the Street Festival, Vancouver, BC
Pathways; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL
Stewart Hall Gallery, Pointe Claire, QC
Eptek Exhibition Centre, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover, Bookworks by Tara Bryan and Kathleen Knowling, Women’s Art Resource Centre, Toronto, ON
Roots, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Pinups, RCA Visual, LSPU Hall, St. John‟s, NL
Arts and Letters Competition, Art Gallery of NL and Labrador, St. John‟s, NL
Art Invites Your Company, Art Gallery of NL and Labrador, St. John‟s, NL
1997 Pathways; Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Goose Bay, Labrador
Barbour Heritage Premises, Newtown, NL
Art Gallery of NL and Labrador, St. John‟s, NL
Discovery, Pilar Shepard Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI
Fog Forest Gallery, Sackville, NB
Lunenburg Art Gallery, Lunenburg, NS
Poverty, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Cultural Assets; Art Gallery of NL and Labrador, St. John‟s, NL
Go Figure; Resource Centre for the Arts Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
1996 Small Works by Big Artists; Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John‟s, NL
Turning the Page; Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Home Is Where the Art Is; Definitely Superior, Thunder Bay, ON
Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1995 Home Is Where the Art Is; Forest City Gallery, North York, ON
Small Works; Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John‟s, NL
Selections; Devon House Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Body; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
1994 10th Anniversary Exhibition; Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
Home Is Where the Art Is; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
B-312, Montreal, QC
SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Livres d’Esprit; Articule, Montreal, QC
Photographing the Land; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
1993 Small Works; Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
Earth, Air and Water; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
1992 Small Works; Christina Parker Fine Art, St. John’s, NL
The Painted Photograph; University of Central Oklahoma Museum, Edmond, OK
1991 Bookworks; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Juried Annual; Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY
1990 The Book as Art; Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
The Painted Photograph; University of Central Oklahoma Museum, Edmond, OK
New Work; Ted Cronin Gallery, NY, NY
Hopper House Members’ Show; The Edward Hopper House Gallery, Nyack, NY
1989 New Works by Artist Members; Center for Book Arts and Cooper Union, NY, NY
The Painted Photograph; University of Central Oklahoma Museum, Edmond, OK

COLLABORATIONS

2007 L’Anse aux Morts/ L’Anse Amour, Artist‟s Book with Kevin Major and Robin Smith Peck.
2003 www.LookingforLisa.com and Across the Line, website and performance, with Cherie Pyne.
Henry and Rose Go to Camp, Artist‟s Book with Duncan Major.
2002 Grids and Games, with Anita Singh and C. William Gill, work based on children‟s games.
2001 To Stretch the Night, Artist‟s Book with Luben Boykov and Elena Popova.
2000 Gros Morne Time Lines, Artist‟s Book with Anne Meredith Barry and Kevin Major.
1998 From Eastern Ports, Artist‟s Book with John Hartman and Kevin Major.
1997 Use It Up, Wear It Out, Make It Do, with Kathleen Knowling, ongoing series of unique
Artist‟s Books. Pathways, installation with Diana Dabinett, Year of the Arts project.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011 NLAC Project Grant, Erratics, mixed-media artist‟s books
2010 Long Haul Award, Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador Excellence in Visual Art Awards
CIDP Grant, CODEX International Symposium and Book Fair, Berkeley, CA
2009 Distinguished Book Award, Miniature Book Society Competition,
2006 NLAC Project Grant, Collaborative Artist‟s book with Kevin Major and Elena Popova
2005 Best in Show, Fourth North American Juried Book Arts Exhibition, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, NY
Innovation and Design, Craft Council of NL and Labrador Annual Juried Member‟s Show
2004 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant. Presentation at Movable Book Society Conference, San
Diego, CA
Department of International Trade and External Affairs Grant to attend Exhibition in New Haven, CT
2002 Canada Council for the Arts InterMedia grant for collaboration with Cherie Pyne.
2001 NLAC/NewTel Innovations Grant for website art project, www.LookingforLisa.com.
2000 NLAC Project Grant for 3-D Artist‟s Books.
1999 Canada Council for the Arts Millennium Fund. Grant for creation of Gros Morne Time Lines.
NLAC Project Grant for Gros Morne Artist‟s Book.
Artist in Residence, Gros Morne National Park, Woody Point, NL.
1998 The Procurement Program of the Province of NL and Labrador. Purchase Award.
NLAC Project Grant Project Grant for Lyrics, Collaborative Artist‟s Books
with Luben Boykov and Elena Popova.
Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant. Canada/ NL Economic Renewal Agreement,
Cultural Industries Development Initiative Project Grant for professional development, promotion of
bookworks.Canada/ NL Economic Renewal Agreement, Cultural Industries
Development Initiative Project Grant for promotion of Pathways.
NLAC Project Grant Project Grant for Artist‟s Books.
1996 Year of the Arts/Cabot 500. Project Grant for Collaborative Installation with Diana Dabinett.
The Procurement Program of the Province of NL and Labrador. Purchase Award.
NLAC Project Grant Project Grant for Artist‟s Books.
1995 The Procurement Program of the Province of NL and Labrador. Purchase Award.
NL/Canada Cooperation Agreement on Cultural Industries Grants, Professional Development.
1994 The Procurement Program of the Province of NL and Labrador. Purchase Award.
NL/CanadaCOOPeration Agreement on Cultural Industries. Grant for documentation,
promotional materials.
NLAC Project Grant Project Grant for experimental book structures.
1993 NLAC Project Grant Project Grant for a series of paintings of fog banks.
Project Grant for collaborative artist’s book of linocut seascapes.
1992 The Procurement Program of the Province of NL and Labrador. Purchase Award.
1990 Dewar’s Young Artist Recognition Award; NY, NY.
Museum Purchase Award; Museum of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.
Artist’s Residency; Thorpe Intermedia Gallery; Sparkill, NY.
1989 Museum Purchase Awards; Museum of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma.

EMPLOYMENT

1987 to present, Proprietor, walking bird press, self-employed Artist
2003 to present, Casual Art Instructor, Anna Templeton Centre, St. John‟s, NL.
1995 to 2000. Casual Art Instructor, Department of Continuing Education, Memorial University of
NL, St. John’s, NL.
June 1993 to September 1995. Co-ordinator, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL.
September 1989 – April 1992. Head of Art Department, Instructor of Art in grades 7 through 12; Faculty Sponsor of Golden Leaf; Faculty Sponsor and chaperone for Cultural Society, Rockland
Country Day School, Congers, NY
September 1989 – May 1990. Adjunct Instructor, Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
June 1989. Interim Printer, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
August 1988 – July 1989. Bookbinding Assistant: Vincent FitzGerald Livres d‟Artiste, NY, NY
1987, summer Typography Shop Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Instructor of Introduction to Art: Upper Iowa University, Madison, WI.
1985-1986 Instructor of English Language, Consultant on Curriculum for second-year English courses.
Chongqing University, Sichuan, Peoples’ Republic of China.
1977-1983 Tutor: Mathematics, English, French, Spanish. Oklahoma City, OK
1975-1977 Instructor: Elementary Art. Responsible for Art Curriculum, grades 1 to 7. Casady School,
Oklahoma City, OK

RELATED ACTIVITIES

2012 Instructor: Foundations of Art Education 3201, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Book Bonanza workshop, St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
2011 Instructor: ArtsSmarts, Larkhall Elementary School, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Paste Paper Workshop, St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
Artist in Residence, St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
Presenter: Simple Book Structures, Arts Work V Conference, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Oil Painting Workshops, Norton‟s Cove Studio, Brookfield, NL
2010 Presenter: Simple Book Structures Workshop, CMA Conference, The Rooms, St. John‟s, NL
Presenter: Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides talk, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Artist-in Residence: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
2008 Presenter: Two Books and a Box workshop, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, BC
2007 Presenter: Book Structures workshop, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
Presenter: Japanese Bookbinding, St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
Presenter: Artist‟s Talk and Innovative Structures Workshop, The Architecture of the Book Conference,
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL
Participant: Visual Arts Summit, Ottawa, ON
Participant: Codex International Symposium and Book Fair, Berkeley, CA
Participant:: New Works Residency, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
2003 Presenter: Books in the Classroom, Eastern Horizon Children‟s Literature Conference,
St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Arts Smarts Program, Holy Trinity School, Torbay, NL
2002 Organizer: Library of Artist‟s Books fundraiser, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Two Books and a Box, St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Arts Smarts Program, Holy Trinity School, Torbay, NL
Artist-in-Residence: St. Michael‟s Printshop, St. John‟s, NL
Speaker: NL and Labrador Library Association Conference, St. John‟s, NL
Instructor: Artists in the Schools Program: Bookmaking workshops, Woody Point, NL
2001 Instructor: Arts Smarts Program: bookmaking projects, Torbay and Upper Gullies, NL
Presenter: Books in the Classroom, Eastern Horizon Children‟s Literature Conference, St. John‟s, NL
2000 Instructor: Artists in the Schools Program: Bookmaking workshops, Holy Cross School, St. John’s, NL
Instructor: Art Smarts Program, Acrylic Painting workshops, St. Pius X School, St. John’s, NL
1999 Instructor: Art Smarts Program, Book workshops, St. Paul’s School; Acrylic Painting workshops,
Pius X School, St. John’s, NL
1998 Instructor: Japanese Bindings Workshop, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL
Participant: Book Arts Jamboree, Cairo, NY. Instructor, Jacob’s Ladder mini-workshop.
Instructor: Japanese Bindings Workshop, St. Michael’s Printshop, St. John’s, NL
Instructor: Book Workshop, Artists in the Communities, Lester Pearson Memorial High School,
Wesleyville, NL 1997 Participant: Beginning Leather Binding, & Vandercook Intensive, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
1996 Instructor: Pop-up Structures, Non-Adhesive Books. Devon House, St. John’s, NL
Two Books and a Box, Art Department, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook, NL
1995 Participant: Combining Structures: The Multi-faceted Book, Susan Share, instructor
Advanced Pop-up Structures, Carol Barton, Instructor, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Instructor: Two Book Structures, Cabot College, St. John’s, NL
Two Books and a Box, Devon House, St. John’s, NL
1994 Presenter: Gallery Talk, Home Is Where the Art Is, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1993 Instructor: Bookmaking Workshops, Granny Bate’s Bookshop, St. John’s, NL
Instructor: Japanese Bookbinding Workshop for Artists, Devon House, NL and
Labrador Crafts Development Association, St. John’s, NL
1992 Instructor: 5-day Art Workshop for grades 9-12, Rockland Country Day School, Congers, NY
1990 Presenter: Chinese Art and Student Life, Wallkill Highschool, Wallkill, NY
Participant: Japanese Bookbinding, Instructor – Hedi Kyle, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
1989 Participant: Pop-up Structures, Instructor – Carol Barton, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Presenter: Slide lectures on Chinese art and student life, Wallkill Highschool, Wallkill, NY
Participant: Alternative Book Structures, Instructor – Scott McCarney, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Presenter: Lecture on letterpress printing and bookbinding, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY
1988 Presenter: Letterpress printing and bookbinding, Upper Nyack School, Upper Nyack, NY
1987 Participant: Bookbinding Course, Instructor – Jim Dast, Conservator, University of Wisconsin
Library, Madison, WI

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Joan Sullivan, “Adrift in the Light”, The Telegram, St. John‟s, NL, May 21, 2010
Deborah Kogan, “Exploring Uncharted Territory,” Ampersand, Journal of the PCBA, Fall 2008
Mikelle Sasakamoose, “Read all about it”, Kamloops This Week, January 16, 2008
Mike Youds, “Come Closer”, The Daily News, Kamloops, BC, January 11, 2008
Jennifer Morgan, “Falling Down the Rabbit Hole”, The Telegram, October 7, 2005.
Stephanie Porter, “All Around the Mulberry Bush”, The Independent, September 11, 2005
Gloria Hickey, “exquisite edge”, Artist‟s Books Review, Winter 2004
Gloria Hickey, “Editing the Landscape”, NL Quarterly, Summer 2004
Amy Schoon, “Arcanaworld”, Illumine, University of Iowa, 2003
Ed Hutchins, “Exploring Tunnel Books”, Artist‟s Books Review, Winter 2002
J.M. Sullivan, “Visual Arts Review”, The Telegram, May 25, 2001
Mark Vaughan-Jackson, “Pathways―An Invitation to Explore”, The Evening Telegram, April 19, 1997
J. M. Sullivan, “Pathways”, The NL Herald, April 19, 1997
Lisa Moore, Home is Where the Art is (exhibition catalogue), 1994
Deborah Nobes, “Home is where the Art Is”, The Express, April 20, 1994

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Alcuin Society
Craft Council of NL and Labrador
Canadian Artists’ Representation Copyright Collective
Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild
The Center for Book Arts, Artist Member
Eastern Edge Gallery
Fine Press Book Association
Guild of Book Workers
Royal Canadian Academy
St. Michael‟s Printshop
VANL-CARFAC

COLLECTIONS

Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
Athenium Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Center for NL Studies, MUN, St. John‟s, NL
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Books, NY, NY
Dodd Center Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, CT
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Law Society, St. John‟s, NL
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON
The Museum of the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
McKimmie Library, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
New York Public Library, Special Collections, New York, NY
ON Gallery of Art Library, Toronto, ON
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John‟s, NL
University of Calgary Library Special Collections, Calgary, AB
University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables. FL
University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, Seattle, WA
The Provincial Government of NL and Labrador
Wallace Library, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse, NY
Private Collections in the United States and Canada, and Europe

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