from Through the Aleph
Tatiana Garmendia is an interdisciplinary artist with a conceptual twist. Her art practice focuses on the manifestation of different archetypes in the studio, digesting and transforming notions of identity. The paintings in this series encounter Puer Aeternus, the eternal man child, in which the artist travels freely through an Aleph discovered in a Jorge Luis Borges short story. (It’s actually an iPhone but who has the heart to tell him?) With this Aleph in hand he can go to all places and all times, and create experiential maps of his journeys. Like Thoreau, he is especially beholden to the landscape, as near a transcendentalist as can be found in the 21st century.
Tatiana Garmendia has exhibited her work throughout the United States and abroad. She has exhibited at The Bronx Museum of Arts, Art In General, and Stux Gallery in New York. Among the European galleries where Garmendia has shown are The Milan Art Center in Italy, Castfield Gallery in England, and the Galeria Riesa Efau in Germany. Her works are in public collections in New York, Miami, Illinois, California, Ohio, and the Dominican Republic. The artist is the recipient of a Washington State Artist Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a CityArtists Project Grant from the Seattle Arts Commission. She is represented by Patricia Cameron in Seattle, and Monarch Contemporary in Palm Springs, CA. www.tatianagarmendia.com