Tara Fracalossi’s massive, ongoing work Archive (1998- present) comprises thousands of categorically sorted images shot constantly from everyday life and surroundings. As a re-sorted, diaristic document, her installations, works on paper and video projections—all excerpted from the Archive-- are an inquiry into the meaning of our photographically recorded existence. Acknowledging the filmic quality of much of her work, Fracalossi has recently begun an exploration into video and projections.
Her work has been exhibited at: the Kingsgate Gallery, London; the Storefront Artists’ Project, Pittsfield, Ma; Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY; the Center for Book Arts, New York, and the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Vienna Austria. Additionally, she has received two Photographer’s Fund Fellowships from the Center for Photography at Woodstock and several grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Fracalossi is currently the Director of the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York where she is also a member of the Fine Arts faculty. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, she holds an MFA from the University at Albany and a BA from the University of Vermont. She lives in Kinderhook, NY with her husband, artist Thomas Lail and their son, Coltrane.