Taryn Simon

Visual Artist

1975 –

95

Who is Taryn Simon?

Taryn Simon is an American artist. Simon’s artistic medium consists of three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design. Her work investigates the impossibility of absolute understanding and the ambiguities between text and image. She is a graduate of Brown University and a 1999 Guggenheim Fellow. Simon is married to the screen writer and director Jake Paltrow, the brother of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Simon’s photographs and writing have been the subject of monographic exhibitions at institutions including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011 her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale.

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Born
1975
New York
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University
    Semiotics and art
    ( - 1997)
Lived in
  • New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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