Organizer and Moderator

Taney Roniger is a visual artist, writer, and curator based in New York. Over the last ten years she has organized numerous arts-related symposia, among them Beyond Kandinsky: Revisiting the Spiritual in Art, Strange Attractors: Art, Science, and the Question of Convergence, and Stop the Interrogation, a critical look at nonsense language in the visual arts. A painter for many years, she has recently turned to drawing, finding it to be the most direct visual expression of the intelligence of the human body. Her work has been shown in a number of venues here and abroad, including: Robert Henry Contemporary, Lesley Heller Workspace, Sperone Westwater, The Islip Art Museum, and StandPipe Gallery in New York; the Contemporary Arts Center and The Front in New Orleans; and the Pera Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Her awards and honors in the visual arts include three Yaddo fellowships, a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a traveling fellowship from the Stacey Sussman Cavrell Memorial Foundation. Since 2012, she has been a contributing writer at The Brooklyn Rail, for which she served as Guest Editor in December 2017. Her writing has also appeared in Interalia, Hyperallergic, Whitehot Magazine, Big Red & Shiny, Transverse, and On-Verge. In 2016 she was a finalist for the Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant in short-form non-fiction. But what she considers her greatest honor is to be living in a time when many of the destructive suppositions of modern era are beginning to erode, giving way to the wiser worldview to which she has dedicated her career. A graduate of Yale University, where she received her MFA, she teaches in the fine arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives in the Catskills with her husband and five cats.