American b. 1949
Paulette Tavormina lives and works in New York City. Amidst the bustle that defines the city, she can often be found at one of its many farmers markets searching for the perfectly imperfect flora that characterize her photographs. Her arrangements often recall the sumptuous detail of seventeenth century Old Master still life painters and serve as intensely personal interpretations of timeless, universal stories. With a painterly perspective reminiscent of Francisco de Zurbarán, Adriaen Coorte, and Giovanna Garzoni, Tavormina creates worldly still lifes.
Tavormina’s photographs are in museum, corporate, and private collections, and have been exhibited in Paris, London, Moscow, Lugano, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Beach, Boston, Palm Desert, and San Francisco. In April of 2016 she received her first solo museum exhibition at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. A second solo exhibition will take place from September 8 to November 27, 2016 at the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana.