Jeremy Tarr is a Technical Fabricator in the School of Architecture overseeing the woodshop and digital fabrication lab in Smith Hall. He has been working as an artist for over ten years and has been an instructor of record in the Visual and Performing Arts’ Studio Art program for the past 5 years. Tarr has taught metal and welding, woodworking, contemporary sculpture, digital sculpture, core studio, and hosted the department’s Visiting Artist Lecture series. He has exhibited domestically and internationally in Pittsburgh, Berlin, NYC, LA, and most recently in Barga, Italy. He has been a guest critic for BFA thesis candidates at Cornell University and given artist lectures at James Madison University, VA and York College of Pennsylvania, the latter of which accompanied a solo exhibition and a publication.
Tarr has been an artist in residence at the Axel Haubrok Fahrbereitschaft, DE, Mobile AIR, DE, Governors Island, NYC, and recently at the Digital Stone Project in Gramolazzo, Italy.
Tarr’s work is informed by the landscape of the Appalachian Rust Belt and its mythologies. At the core of his practice is the presence of the empty, the physicality of the immaterial, and the complexities of unknowing as a means of liberation.