Kara Tanaka

Fig 21. Dark Galaxy (View from Center, View from Orbit), Kara Tanaka, 2011
Cowhide and ink, cast off hair and skin, silk chord
Photo credit: John Hogan
Exhibition location: 60-inch telescope base
Kara Tanaka received her MFA from CalArts in 2008, Postgraduate Diploma from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2006 and BA from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include Hungry Human (Mountain Hunter), Simon Preston Gallery, NY (2011); A Sad Bit of Fruit, Pickled in the Vinegar of Grief, Collezione Maramotti, Italy (2010); and Dissolver, LAXART, Los Angeles (2008). Other recent selected exhibitions include Death’s Boutique, a two-person show with Marco Rios at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2010); The Distance Between 2 Points Is Often Intolerable, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2010); and the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. karatanaka.com