Tarrah Krajnak (born Lima, Peru; lives Los Angeles, CA) earned a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH and an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, IN. Krajnak is Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. She is represented by Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany. She is the recipient of the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, the Lewis Baltz Research Award, and the Jury Prize of the Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, France. Her first monograph El Jardín De Senderos Que Se Bifurcan (Dais Books) was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Book Award and listed in The Museum of Modern Art’s inaugural list of the top ten photo books of 2021. Krajnak has exhibited widely at venues, including the Houston Center for Photography, TX; Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; SF Camerawork, CA; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; and Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY as well as Art Basel, Switzerland and Paris Photo, France. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY; Yale University Library, New Haven, CT and The National Library, Washington, D.C. as well as Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany and Centre Pompidou and Pinault Collection, both Paris, France, among others.
Statement from the Artist:
Tarrah Krajnak’s work engages with intellectual and material histories ranging from the socio-political conditions of Lima, Peru in the late 1970s, to the legacy of modernist canons within the history of photography.