Tania Kravath


Observing Women

Throughout the many chapters in my art making, I find myself returning to the female form and the theme of women as vessels of knowledge and nurturers of seeds. In this pandemic period I have had the privilege of living in upstate New York. The mountains of the Catskills evoke reclining women and I think of the many generations who have walked our precious earth. My forms pay homage to their unheard voices. I am tied to social and political narratives. Framed by stories of immigrant experience, I think of what it means to be a transplanted observer within the context of individual ancestral and cultural history. My reactions to events of the world and my observations of relationships and the challenges of being female are expressed through my work.

I often work with clay slabs that I texture before using. The surfaces on my ceramic sculptures, the arbitrary marks and patterns, speak for the arbitrary events that affect each being even before birth. I hope to suggest a sense that these forms arise, like seeds from the earth and from vast spans of time. 

My interest is on how we cultivate those seeds.

Tania Kravath
789 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10025

Solo Exhibitions:

2021“Observing Women”, Ceres Gallery ,NY
2018“Where Is Home?”, Ceres Gallery, NY
2015“Layers”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2013“Spirit” A Collaboration, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2010“Warrior Women”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Bronze Warriors, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, NY
2008Conversations, Futernick Art Gallery, Alper JCC, Miami, Fl.
“Bearing Witness”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2006“Generation To Generation”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2004“Travelers”’, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2002“Journey Through Fire”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2021“Don’t Shut Up” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY
“Outside My Oeuvre”, Ceres Gallery, NY
2017Vulvacular, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2017Women Under Siege, Ceres Gallery,NYC
2017Favorite Things, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2016Women Under Siege, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2011Affordable Art Fair, New York City
2011Women’s Nature, Ceres Gallery, NY
2010Bronze Warriors, Woodstock Art Association & Museum, NY
2009“Big Stuff”, LBI Science & Arts Foundation, NJ
“Ineffable Woman”, CIIS, SF, CA
2008“All Fired UP”, Maxwell Gallery, Peekskill, NY
“Women in Wood”, NCECA, Pittsburgh,Pa.
2007“Paths”, Byrdcliff Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Woodstock, NY
“Tabletops, Ceramic Invitational”, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ
Sugar Maples Faculty Exhibition, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY
“ Scratching The Surface”, Ceres Gallery, NY
2006“Friendship Ceramic Competition” ,Nippon Gallery, New York, NY
“Maverick Spirit”, Woodstock Art Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY
Sugar Maples Faculty Exhibition, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY
“Ceres Gallery Revisited”, Krasdale Foods Inc. NY
2005“Voices in Clay”, Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Catskill Mountain Foundation Gallery, Hunter,NY
Sugar Maples Faculty Exhibition, Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury,NY
“Angles & Issues”, Ceres Gallery, NY
2004Lexington Center for the Arts, Lexington, NY
Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Ma.
2003Gallery 221, New York, NY
Rice/Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Ma.
2002“Ceres At 20-Birthday Duet”, Ceres Gallery, NY
“Hallelujah’02”, Ceres Gallery, New York,
“A Different Purim Sound”, Tisch Sussman Gallery, JCC in Manhattan,NY
“Explorations in Clay”, Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, NY
2001“Go Figure”, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
1999“Hallelujah ‘99”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
“Arts Walk”, The Premises Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.
“Members Open”, Provincetown Museum, Provincetown, MA
“Raising Miriam’s Cup” , Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD
1998“Ceremony in the Desert”, Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1997“Drawing from the Source”, Miriam’s Cup Invitational, Hebrew Union College, New York, NY
“Artists of Carnegie Hall Gallery Show”, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
1995“Artist/Teacher Exhibition, Avery Fisher at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1994“Artists of the WCA”, Krasdale Gallery, New York, NY
1993“Hallelujah ‘93”, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
1992“Seven Showing”, Highland University, NM
1985“Sawdust Firings”, Peters Valley Crafts Center, NJ
1984“Alumni Exhibit”, CCNY, New York, NY
1983“Works in Clay”, 78th Street Pottery Collective, New York, NY
1980“Timeless Motifs”, Bridgehampton Artist’s Coop, New York, NY
1979“Womenart”, Cork Gallery,Lincoln Center, New York, NY


2004Catskill Mountain Guide, December 2004
Ceramic Monthly, March, 2004
2003Provincetown Arts, Volume 18, 2003/04
2000Sculptures by Tania Kravath in Bridges, Volume 8, Nos. 1, 2
1998Self-Portrait in Sh’ma, A Journal of Jewish Responsibility, January 9, 1998
1997Moment, The Magazine of Jewish Culture and Opinion, Vol 22 #2
1996Passages: Jewish Women’s Immigration and Family History, Art review in Bridges
1992Matriarchs, Article and photographs in Bridges
1989The Woman Spirit Sourcebook, Harper & Row
1987Healing, Illness, Death & Mourning, Sinister Wisdom
1986The Tribe of Dina, A Jewish Women’s Anthology, Sinister Wisdom

Professional Experience:

Instructor, Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education, Hunter, NY
Instructor, Old Church Cultural Center, Demerast, NJ
President, Ceres Gallery, NYC
2004Instructor, Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education, Hunter, NY
2002Ceramics Instructor, JCC, NY
1989Visual Arts Instructor, Summer Arts Institute, Faculty, Lehman College, NY
1988Ceramics Instructor, Earthworks Studio, NYJ
1984Ceramic Instructor, 78th Street Pottery, NY
1980Commissioned Murals, Montefiore Hospital, Pediatrics, NY
1978Murals & Interior Design, Cecil B’s, Scarsdale, NY
 Murals, C. Bachrach, Ogilvy & Mather, NY

Art Educator:

New York City Board of Education 1967-1999