Feb 23, 2017

Art Collector Magazine Feature, Issue 79, January-March 2017

"On the World Stage", Victoria Hynes

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Feb 9, 2017

Recent Press- Complex Contingencies, 2016

Complex Contingencies, at The McCarthy Gallery, St Michaels College, VT 

was reviewed in SevenDays Weekly Arts Review

"Species Interruptus", Kevin J. Kelley, November 23rd, 2016

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Download article here  Art Review.pdf

Nov 29, 2016

Current Solo Show - Complex Contingencies, McCarthy Gallery, VT, November 9th- December 10th 2016

The works in this exhibition bring together drawings and drawing installations that reflect and examine systems of order and disorder within the natural world. Themes of balance and imbalance, the upsetting of the natural order and what mechanisms and systems underscore or threaten both ecosystem and species survival are explored.

We need not marvel at extinction; if we must marvel, let it be at our presumption in imagining for a moment that we understand the many complex contingencies, on which the existence of each species depends

Charles Darwin, 1859, p. 202

For Press Release link ComplexContingencies.pdf

Oct 11, 2016

Fall Exhibitions 2016

Current Solo Shows

"Cu Bwerera- The Return", September 9th-November 7th, 2016

La Guardia Community College CUNY, NY

A slection of works from The Gorongosa Restoration Project are on show in the LaGuardia Galleries of Fine Art, Atrium Lobby, La Guardia Community College CUNY, Long Island City, NY.

 "Bhassa la ntsanga-Fieldwork: Mbidzi - Zebra", 2015 

Pungue River soil pigment, acrylic binder, gouache, ink and entomology pins on stonehenge paper, 9 x 11 inches.


"Into The Realm of Nature", September 19th-October 15th, 2016

Miller Gallery, Alvernia University, Reading, PA

Artist Talk scheduled for September 19th, 4pm

A survey show of recent and current works spanning the last five years that explore and reflect on the natural world and wilderness. The works displayed weave together a number of common themes such as preservation, conservation and the fragility of ecosystems while also delving into the symbolic roles animals have played in art.

“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”

 Blaise Pascal

“The most dangerous world view is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.”

 Alexander Humboldt

“In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”

 Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist founder of the Green Belt Movement

"Relics of a Natural Order-Ocelot" (detail), 2011-2012,

Pastel, gouache, silk and metallic thread on handmade paper, 6 x 4 inches each.

Current Group Exhibitions

"The Nature of All Things:Rethinking Humanism Through Art",

October 13th- December 10th 2016

B45 Center for The Arts, University at Buffalo, NY

The exhibition features sixteen artists whose work calls on us to rethink our reliance on the philosophy of humanism. The artists in this show interrogate the legacy of humanism while posing alternatives to an anthropocentric framework. Works by the artists Helen Hess, Vervena Andrea Prenner,Maria Bilbao-Herrera and Rachel Shelton, disturb our distinctions between the human and the nonhuman through practices based on documentation, repetition, and exchange. Artists Tanya Chaly, Victoria Fuller, Richard Allen and James Eric Simpson visually record the global impact of our anthropocentrism as a guiding principle in our systems of capitalism, environmentalism, health care, and cultural production. Other works work blur the conventional boundaries that distinguish nature from humanity. Through the eyes of these artists, we see humans in self-imposed cages while flora and fauna are personified and gendered, both as agents of change and helpless signifiers of human desire.  No longer limited by Man as the measure of all things, we can reconsider our relationships and responsibilities within a world where we are all inextricably interconnected.

"Tidings of Invisible Things-Ribeiroia Ondatrae Parasite deformity", 2013-2014

Graphite on parchment and punctured drawing under convex glass and plexi glass domes,98 x 100 inches.

Jun 16, 2016

Ligo Project - Art Science Residency, June-December 2016

I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in The Ligo Project- Art Science Residency 2016.

I have been partenered with The John Petrini Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering. More details will follow as the project evolves.

In the meantime for more info about Dr John Petrini and the labs research click here.

For info regarding The Ligo Project click here.

Upcoming Exhibition: Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC, Australia: July 9th - October 2nd.

A drawing from the Suite of work "Paradigms and Harbingers" will be on show at The Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of the Rick Amor Drawing Prize.

Mar 16, 2016

Forthcoming show- Water Ecologies, March 29th- May 7th, Transition Gallery, Idaho State University

"Water Ecologies"

Transition Gallery, Idaho  State University, ID.

Exhibition Dates : March 29th- May 7th 2016

The drawing installation 'Tidings of Invisible Things-Ribeiroia Ondatrae parasite deformity", 2015 will be included in the exhibiton "Water Ecologies", sponsored by the Idaho State University Department of Art, in partnership with NFS/EPSCoR MILES*. 

Feb 14, 2016

Upcoming show- "Nature Gone Wrong", Drive By Projects, MA, April 3- May 14th 2016

Nature Gone Wrong
Drive-by Projects, MA
81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

Exhibition dates: April 3 - May 14, 2016

Drive-By Projects' upcoming project, Nature Gone Wrong,  features work by Sophia Narrett, Judith Belzer, Tanya Chaly and Soe Yu Nwe.

Four drawings from the Imperfect Indicator Suite will be on show.

Above image: "Dead Woodpecker with Spore", 2014

Charcoal, pastel and punctured drawing on paper, 11 x 14 inches.

Dec 6, 2015

Upcoming Solo Exhibition- "Gorongosa in Restoration - Cu baliwa cutswa" Artist-In-Exploration Award (Sponsored by Rolex USA), December 10th- 17th, 2015

Chingue –Blue Duiker, 2015,

Charcoal, pastel, punctured drawing, linen book binding thread and entomology pins on paper, 30 x 44 inches.

The Explorers Club 

Exhibition runs December 10th-17th.

46 E. 70th Street

(Between Madison and Park Avenue).

The Explorers Club Artist-in-Exploration program, sponsored by Rolex, will hold its second-annual artist's exhibit in the Trophy Room and the first-annual artist's lecture in the Clark Room, on Thursday, December 10, 2015.  Our 2014 Artist-in-Exploration, Tanya Chaly, an Australian artist living in New York City, will talk about her expedition and work, "Gorongosa in Restoration - Cu baliwa cutswa," documenting the continuing restoration of Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique.

Gorongosa was once one of the richest wildlife refuges in the world, but it was decimated and virtually lay in ruins by the end of the civil war that raged from the mid-1970’s until 1992, following independence from Portugal in 1975.  In 2004, an initiative through the Carr Foundation established a foundation to ensure and aid the recovery and restoration of the park and surrounding war-torn communities.  

Her project was to produce a suite of works based on the ongoing restoration of Gorongosa National Park. While in Gorongosa, she spent time in the  E.O Wilson laboratory there, photographing and sketching specimens, as well as taking day trips and drives into the park. She was interested in documenting the many aspects of the restoration of the park from the smallest components looking at insect populations, plant and seed dispersal data, as well as larger perspectives such as the distinct geographic zones of the park, the monitoring of animal population changes and the return and re-introduction of mega fauna. The work that resulted from her expedition includes three distinct bodies, a Specimen Suite, Fieldwork Studies and a set of large scale drawings.


This work was produced with the assistance of the 2014 Artist-in-Exploration Award (Rolex USA).