Profile: Tamara Gayer Artist Last Update:April 7, 2018

The Final Contraction (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 23 x 135 feet. Site-specific installation at Smack Mellon, New York.

Tamara Gayer is an artist transfixed by the city. Suspended between the impulses of an image maker and  those of a builder she creates work that mutates from drawing to installation to video. Born in NYC, Tamara Gayer grew up in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been shown at Foxy Production, Exit Art, and Smack Mellon in NY, as well as internationally, and she is represented in the collections of several prominent institutions including the Museum of Modern Art.

Selected Work

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The Final Contraction (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 23 x 135 feet. Site-specific installation at Smack Mellon, New York. The Final Contraction (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 23 x 135 feet. Site-specific installation at Smack Mellon, New York. The Final Contraction (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 23 x 135 feet. Site-specific installation at Smack Mellon, New York. All the World’s Affair (installation views), 2014. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 12 x 30 feet. Site-specific installation commissioned by Pulse NY.
All the World’s Affair (installation views), 2014. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 12 x 30 feet. Site-specific installation commissioned by Pulse NY. All the World’s Affair (installation views), 2014. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 12 x 30 feet. Site-specific installation commissioned by Pulse NY. Who Needs Honey When Sugar is Sweet (installation views), 2014. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 12 x 27 feet. Site-specific installation at L’Apicio, New York.
Who Needs Honey When Sugar is Sweet (installation views), 2014. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 12 x 27 feet. Site-specific installation at L’Apicio, New York. The Inside (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 9 x 12 feet. Site-specific installation at Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York. The Inside (installation views), 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on window. 9 x 12 feet. Site-specific installation at Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York. The Inside, 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on vellum. 36 x 21 inches.
The Outside, 2012. Self-adhesive vinyl on vellum. 23 x 21 inches. Some Assembly Required (installation view), 2007. Site-specific wall painting. 10.75 x 22 feet. If Escher Was a Medici, 2010. Self-adhesive vinyl on vellum. 36 x 48 inches. Everything’s For Sale, 2010. Duratrans on lightbox. Dimensions variable.

Links / Updates

Selected Press

Studio Visit: Tamara Gayer Finds Play Between Art and Advertising by Isabella Brandalise
VanAlen.org | November 2015

Refined and Revitalized, Pulse Gets a Jumpstart by Alanna Martinez
Blouin ArtInfo | May 09, 2014

PULSE Gets Some New Blood: An Interview With Fair Director Helen Toomer by Allyson Parker
ArtSlant New York | 2014

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair 2014: Local and International Artists Present by Alisa Krutovsky
The Examiner | 2014

Three Domestic Materials Recontextualized by Benjamin Sutton
The L Magazine

Tamara Gayer’s Final Contraction by Denia Lara
DZI: The Voice | 2012

Goings-on About Town (listing)
The New Yorker | 2012