©2017 by Tanya Ragir

Lives and works in Los Angeles

 

Education

 

1976      B. A., University of California, Santa Cruz                  

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019      "Hard Wisdom," LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2015      Gloria Delson Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,CA

2012      Gallery E, Los Angeles, CA

2011      DeVorzon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004      Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA

2003      Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2000      “Interiors” T.A.G. Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995      Burbank Contemporary Art Center, Burbank, CA

1993      Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA

1992      “The Feminine Landscape,” Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991      L. A. Nicola, Los Angeles, CA

1990      Bruchion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1976      Cooper House Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018       "Connections over Borders," curated by Alfio Borghese, Juri Koll and Dale Youngman, Area Contesa Arte, Rome, Italy

                “It’s Time: An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up and #MeToo Movements,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

               "Viva La Vulva," REN Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017       "Inaugural Exhibition,"  No Agency, Miami, FL 

               “Southern CA Sculpture,” National Sculpture Society in conjunction with Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA                                                       

2016       "California Regional Showcase," Manifest, Cincinnati, OH

                “The Power of Women,” Wiznu Studio, Los Angeles, CA

               “Sculpture Maze,” Glass Garage & BG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                FABRIK Expo, Los Angeles, CA

                "Mixed Expressions" Pop-Up Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2015        “Vital,” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

                “National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition,” Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC

                 ArtPrize Seven, Grand Rapids, MI

                 Los Angeles Art Fair with Building Bridges Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA                                      

                “Spectrum” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2014        “GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2014: Encore!,” Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

                “Affections” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

                 ArtPrize Six, Grand Rapids, MI

                “Feminine Mystique,” Building Bridges Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California

2013        “California Art Club 102nd Gold Member Annual Juried Exhibition” USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

                “Transitions” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2011        “In Bloom”, Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL
                “Love, Faith, Shame, Hope” Picture Cultural Art Center/CSUDH, Carson, CA

                “I Have the Right” Picture Cultural Art Center/CSUDH, Carson, CA

                "Celebrating the Creative Process, An Event to benefit A Window Between Worlds," James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2010        “Women in the 21st Century HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY

                “Women in the 21st Century Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA

                “CANCAN” Contemporary Art Network, New York, NY                          

                “The Year of the Chimera 3.2,” Glass Garage Gallery,  W. Hollywood, CA

                “Decker Studios Bronze,” Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2005         “A Twisted Christmas,” BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002         “Contemporary Realism,” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

                 “The Sculptors,” Gallery 835, Los Angeles, CA  

2001         “Illusion de Femme,” South Coast Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

                 “The Human Plane,” Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 “National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition,” Americas Tower, New York, NY

2002         “Drawings by Sculptors,” National Sculpture Society Gallery, New York, NY

                 “Exhibition Gallery,” Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                 "On Site at the Gate," Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California      

1998         “Sensual Landscapes,” T.A.G.  Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                 “Future Space,” Pacific Design Center,  Los Angeles, CA

1997         “Figures and Fragments,” T.A.G Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                 “Women’s Work,” Alexis Deutsch Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA

                 “Visual and Inner Landscape,” Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                 Cerro Coso Community College Sculpture Garden, Ridgecrest, CA

1996         “North American Sculpture Exhibition,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

                 “Mold That Thought,” Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

                 “From the Crucible: Works from Decker Studios Fine Arts Foundry,” Lankershim Art Center, N.Hollywood, CA

1995         “Strictly Sculpture,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1994         “West Coast Sculpture,” Artyard, Denver, CO

1993         Venice Art Walk ’93 Docent Tours, Venice, CA

                 “Women: Variations of Movement and Form,” Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

                 “Ten Artists from the West Coast,” Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

                 “Four,” Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Sun City, AZ

1992         “Three California Artists,” Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, AZ

                 “The Figure: Fact, Fiction and Fragment,” Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA

                  Artfair/Seattle 1992, Seattle, WA

1991          “California Small Works,” California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

1990          “California Sculpture Alliance Show,” Whittier Museum, Whittier, CA

1977          “Ceramics and Glass Show,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1976          “Museum Without Walls,”  Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

Public and Museum Collections

 

Rose Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Total Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Joffrey Ballet Company of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Los Angeles Jewish Home, Reseda, CA

Art in Public Places for the City of Brea, Brea, CA

Cultural Philosophic Center, Stockholm, Sweden

Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA

 

Awards

 

2012      Excellence in Sculpture, Fine Art Connoisseur and California Art Club

2011      Best in Show, “In Bloom: A Garden Art Sculpture Event,” HCS Family Services and Whole Foods

2000      John Cavanaugh Memorial Award for Figurative Sculpture, National Sculpture Society

1996      John Cavanaugh Memorial Award for Figurative Sculpture, National Sculpture Society                 

1991      Cash Award, “California Small Works," California Museum of Art            

1976      Grand Prize, “Museum Without Walls,” Pacific Garden Mall                                                                                                                                                

 

Bibliography

 

2018      "Art and Life with Tanya Ragir,"  Voyage LA, May 14, 2018.

              Michael Newberry, "Rejuvenating visit with sculptor Tanya Ragir," Cultural Weekly, April 4, 2018.

              Mob Mehr-Assa, "Viva La Vulva: Group show at REN," Artillery Magazine, March 15, 2018.  

2017      Sasha Nys Dambrot, "Tanya Ragir: Happy Warrior," Huffington Post, December 6, 2017.
              
Chrystal Michealson, "Artists on Artists: Artists honor creative colleagues who inspire them deeply," The Argonaut. September 7, 2017.

              "Art for All," Prestige Magazine, July 20, 2017.  

2016      "Three to Watch," Fine Art Connoisseur, February, 2016

2015      Susan Lomuto, "Tanya Ragir: The Feminie Landscape," Daily art Muse, May 14, 2015.

2014      Petra Wright, "Tanya Ragir," DTLA Life, 2014.

              Susan Heplewhite, "Statuesque! A Conversation with Tanya Ragir," ArtLA Magazine, June 2014. 

2010      Jeffrey Crussell, Santa Monica, Crussell Fine Arts, 2010. 

              Elen B. Cutler, "From Clay to Ceramic and Beyond," Sculpture Review: A publication of the National Sculpture Society, Fall 2010. 

2012      "Sacred Forms," American Art Collector, April 2012.

2007      "Sculpting From the Inside," American Art Collector, June 2007. 

2000      "Previews of Exhibitions: Tanya Ragir," ArtScene, April 2000

1998      Lisa Boone, "Sensual Landscapes," The Los Angeles Times, November 3, 1998

1997      Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 10th Edition, Art Network.

1996      The North American Sculpture, Exhibition Catalogue. Foothills Art Center. 

              Confluence, Catalogue, Hill Country Arts Foundation.

1995      In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90’s, Catalogue. Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art/Snug Harbor Cultural Center

              Sandra Kreiswirth, "Artists At Home: Studios open to the art patron," Daily Breeze, May 19, 1995.  

1993      "Reviews," Sculpture Magazine, September/October Issue, 1993.

              Total Art Museum, 10 Artists from West Coast, (exhibition catalog) Seoul, 1993.    

               "Contemporary Figurative Sculpture," Artweek, April 8, 1993.

1992      Lee, Sung-Man, The Design Journal, 1992.

1991      Emily and Per Ola d'Aulaire, "Mannequins: our fantasy figures of high fashion," Smithsonian Magazine, April 1991. 

1987      Bill Sharpsteen, "A Day in the Life: Tanya Ragir: Mannequin Sculptor," Los Angeles Magazine, June 1987. 

 

Filmography

 

1991      Mannequin: On the Move. Art department: Sculptor, 20th Century Fox, 1991. Film

1987      Mannequin. Art department: Sculptor, 20th Century Fox, 1987. Film. 

1977      “The Seventh Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards” Art Department: Sculptor. NBC Television Network, 1977. Television. 

Artworks loaned for the set designs of:

Tilda. Dir. Bill Condon. HBO, 2011. Film.

Dinner for Shmucks. Dir. Jay Roach. Dreamworks, 2010. Film.

The Informant!. Dir. Steven Soderberg. Warner Bros, 2009. Film.

The Departed. Dir. Martin Scorsese. Warner Bros., 2006. Film.

Meet the Fockers.  Dir. Jay Roach.  Universal Pictures, 2004. Film.

The Girl Next Door. Dir. Luke Greenfield. 20th Century Fox, 2004. Film.

The Drew Carey Show. ABC, 2002. Television.

The X Files. Fox Network, 2000. Television

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

American Society of Contemporary Artists

International Sculpture Center

National Association of Women Artists

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Sculpture Society

National Association of Professional Women

California Art Club

Los Angeles Art Association

Southern California Caucus for Women in the Arts

 

 

Special Projects

 

2008      LACMA Art & Architecture Tour 2008, Los Angeles, CA

2007      2007 Garden and Design Showcase, Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

2007      Sponsored presentation, “Bronze Work: a Tale of Three Artists”, National Endowment for the Arts

2000      LACMA Art & Architecture Tour 2000, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Philanthropy

 

Upward Bound House

Venice Family Clinic

St. Joseph’s Center

Center Theatre Group

Dreamstreet

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Jewish World Watch

California Dance Institute

The Topless Project

Art for Justice

LACMA New Acquisitions

Village Glen School

LA Master Chorale

Hollywood Heart

Window Between Worlds