Tanya Marcuse

Artist Bio
Tanya Marcuse’s photographs are in numerous museum collections including the Corcoran Museum of Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Art Gallery; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale; and the Library of Congress. Marcuse has published three books with Nazraeli Press: Wax Bodies (2011), Fruitless (2007), and Undergarments and Armor (2005), and has had her work featured in numerous publications, including Cabinet magazine.

Recent exhibitions of Marcuse’s works include solo shows at Julie Saul Gallery in New York City and at Hemphill Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her work was featured in “Dress Codes: The Third Triennial of Photography and Video” at the International Center for Photography, “Heroines” at the Thyssen-Bornesisza Museum in Madrid (curated by Guillermo Solana), and “Love and War” (curated by Valerie Steele) at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Marcuse won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 to pursue her project Undergarments and Armor. She has also held the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, the George Sakier Memorial Prize for Excellence in Photography (Yale), a John Anson Kittredge Award (Harvard), as well as two fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She was a 2008-2009 finalist for the Real Photography Award, an international award for contemporary photography.

Tanya Marcuse received her B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Yale University School of Art. Marcuse has taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Vassar College and Bard College. Marcuse lives in the Hudson Valley, New York, with her husband, author James Romm, and their three children.



Tanya Marcuse is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and Hemphill Gallery in Washington, DC.