Curriculum Vitae


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

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 

Selected 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 

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 

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    

Selected Bibliography

"Good bones: Artist Tara Shukla borrows from biology department for latest drawings"  

Times Free Press, Chattanooga, August 19, 2018

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, Iowa State University, 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


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

Selected Teaching Experience

2016 - 2017              Grinnell Arts Center, Drawing Instructor

2015-2016                Greater Des Moines Botanical Center, Drawing Instructor 

2013 - 2016              Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, Drawing Instructor 

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