Taryn Pizza is a New Jersey-based, interdisciplinary artist and educator. Her work is an investigation of liminal space, often resting somewhere between fiction and reality. Pizza’s multidimensional pieces and installations are an alteration, deconstruction, and narration of place. Her interests lie in time, impermanence, and absence in a search to uncover and reveal a multitude of truths surrounding forgotten histories of home. Through subtle layers, small details, and rendered space, she questions the way in which our minds portray experiences of the past through ever shifting realities.

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Education

2018  MFA Fine Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Graduate Dean's Scholarship Recipient

2013  BS Visual Arts Education with Honors
Concentration in Drawing and Painting
State University of New York at New Paltz

Exhibitions

2019  on tender ground, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
2019  Traces: Works by Taryn Pizza, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
2018  Inside Small, The Outside In Gallery, Piermont, NY
2018  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2017  Domestic: MFA Biennial, Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
2017  In the Theater of the Past, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2017  The Elephant in the Room, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
2015  Process, Release, Repeat, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2013  As an Artist-Teacher, Thesis Presentation, Smiley Art Building, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2012  Hallway Show, Smiley Art Building, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2010  Migration and Other Flights, Fine Arts Rotunda, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2010  Stop and Look: Animation and Performance, Wooster Hall, SUNY New Paltz, NY

Press

2019  Bellantoni, Ralph, "Hamilton Street Gallery in Bound Brook hosting pair of solo shows," My Central Jersey
2018  Sanchez, Jasper, "Creating Space: MassArt's MFA BLR Thesis Exhibition," Boston Hassle
2018  Roosevelt, Caroline, "Mixed Media: Contemporary Art and Chocolate," Chadds Ford Live

Professional Experience

2019-Present  Adjunct Professor, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
2014-Present  Art Teacher, Mahwah High School, Mahwah, NJ
2013-2014  Art Teacher, Ramsey High School, Ramsey, NJ


Instagram @tarynpizza_art