Tanya Marcuse, “Woven No. 16,” pigment print, 2016.

Tanya Marcuse: Laws of Nature

Tanya Marcuse’s large-scale photographs evoke awe and wonder for the natural world.

Nov. 19, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Interspersing flowers, fruits, plants and animals at different stages of life, her artworks resemble incredibly detailed still lifes up close, while from afar, they appear like abstract paintings. In an intensive process that often lasts months, Marcuse collects flora and fauna from her surrounding environment and composes and photographs them in intricate tableaux. Marcuse’s works hover between beauty and destruction, landscape and still life, and fact and fiction, inviting viewers to reflect on the laws of nature.


About the Artist

Based in New York’s Hudson Valley, Tanya Marcuse received her M.F.A. in photography from the Yale University School of Art and teaches at Bard College. Her photographs are in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress.

Curator Conversations Tour

Join us for a stroll through current art exhibitions in our state-of-the-art Freyer – Newman Center galleries with a curatorial staff member. Explore our diverse art exhibitions, which support Denver Botanic Gardens’ mission to connect people to plants, and learn about the artists, artworks and processes during an engaging, interactive conversation.

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