artist's statement



1997    Certificate in Digital Multimedia, Digital Media Studios, Toronto, 

1994    Masters of Fine Arts degree (MFA) in Painting, Concordia University,
            Montreal, Quebec

1990    Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA 1st Class) in Painting and
            Printmaking, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Bone Drawings, St Andrew's-Sewanee School, Sewanee, Tennessee
2017    Bone Drawings, Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, Iowa
2016    Common Garden Variety:  Drawings by Tara Shukla, Des Moines Botanical Center
2013    Intimate Nature:  Drawings by Tara Shukla, Edith Smith Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
2010    Rope Drawings, Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
2009    Studies for an Imaginary Rope, Project Art, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City
2008    Animas: Drawings by Tara Shukla, Grinnell Community Art Gallery, Grinnell
1999    Dream Machines, Angell Gallery, Toronto
1996    Hamilton Artist's Association, Hamilton, Ontario
1995    Kingston Artist's Association, Kingston, Ontario
1995    Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal, Quebec
1994    Sublime Ground, Galerie Bourget, Montreal, Quebec
1991    Galerie Bourget, Montreal, Quebec
1990    The Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario
1990    Pickering Public Library, Pickering, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Making life Visible:  Art, Biology and Visualization, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
2007     Past, Present, Future:  Works by ASC Faculty,  Alamosa, Colorado
2002     Adams State College Faculty Exhibition, Alamosa, Colorado
2001     Adams State College Faculty Exhibition, Alamosa, Colorado
2000     Fresh Paint, Meg Gallery, Toronto
2000     Adams State College Faculty Exhibition, Alamosa Colorado
1995     Sublime Landscape, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland   
1991     Galerie Bourget, Montreal
1990     The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
1990     BFA on View, The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario
1990     Four Artists, Kingston Public Library, Kingston, Ontario
1990     Fourteen Feminists, John Deutsch University Centre,
              Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Selected Bibliography

Rootstalk, A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science and the Arts, Spring 2017, https//
International Drawing Annual (INDA) 10, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
International Drawing Annual (INDA) 9, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Flyway, Journal of Writing & Environment, June, 2014,
Featured Listing, Gallery Listings, Des Moines Register , December 30, 2007
"Tara Shukla at Angell Gallery,"  Gary Michael Dault, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 10, 1999
“Tara Shukla’s Paintings,” Oliver Botar, Angell Gallery Essay, July 1999
Review, Jeff Mahoney, Hamilton Spectator, September 28, 1996
"Tara Shukla Le jeu de la peinture," Yves Theoret, Livre de Programmation Skol 1994-95


Gotland Konst Museum, Visby, Sweden
Schroeder Capital
Private Collections


2015          Artist at Pine Needles Residency, Minnesota Museum of Science
1994          Brucebo Fine Arts Scholarship and Residency(Visby, Sweden)
1992          Graduate Teaching Fellowship
1991          Graduate Teaching Assistantship
1990          Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Honorable mention
1986          The Anniversary Scholarship, Queen's University
1985          Art Gallery of Ontario Visual Arts Scholarship

Teaching  Experience

2016 - present        Grinnell Arts Center, Drawing Instructor
2013 - 2016           Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, Drawing Instructor
2013                     Drawing Workshop, Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa
1999-2002            Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, Assistant Professor, Art
1998-99                Sheridan College, Toronto,  Ontario
1997-99                Art Gallery of Ontario,  Toronto, Ontario
1997                     McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
1995-96                Queen's University, Kingston,  Ontario
1995-96                Centre des Arts Visuels, Westmount, Quebec, Canada
1993                     Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa 
1992                     Concordia University, Montreal
1991                     Ottawa School of Art,  Ottawa