3rd Place recipient

Tamara Kostianovsky

Tamara Kostianovsky is a Latinx artist whose work addresses themes including the environment, violence, and consumer culture, often employing discarded clothing to create visceral and intricate sculptures and installations. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions El Museo del Barrio NY; The Jewish Museum NY; Nevada Museum of Art, NV; Bienal Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Musee du Textile et de la Mode, Cholet, France; Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NY, and many others.

She has presented solo exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Fuller Craft Museum, Boston, MA; Slag Gallery, NY; RX Gallery, Paris, France; Ogden Contemporary Arts, UT; Denver Botanic Gardens, CO;  the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, MI, and other venues.

Kostianovsky is the recipient of distinguished awards such as a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, WBUR, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, La Repubblica, El Diario New York, Colossal, and Hyperallergic, among others. Selected Residencies include Yaddo; Wave Hill Gardens, LMCC, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Franconia Sculpture Park.

Kostianovsky received a BFA from the National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.