Hilary Tait Norod
Hilary Tait Norod, both curator and artist, works out of her home studio in Medford, MA. She is a graduate of Lesley University’s MFA in Visual Arts Program in 2018 as the recipient of the Presidential Award and Scholarship. She graduated Skidmore College with a BS in Studio Art in 2009 where she was awarded the Jesse Soloman Award for most Outstanding Painting and received Honors at the Thesis Exhibition. Most recently she has been selected as one of the 2019 Walter Feldman Fellowship Finalists from the Arts & Business Council of Boston. Her work is included in private collections across the country, and her exhibition history includes, but is not limited to; A R E A Gallery, in Boston, MA, Gallery 315 in New York, NY, Exhibit [A] Gallery in Long Beach, CA, The Warwick Museum in Warwick, RI and the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her work currently explores notions of the domestic, romantic partnerships and social behaviors.
“For the past few years my autobiographical work revolves around ideas of domesticity, marriage, familial relationships and cultural expectations of gender equity. I paint large scale oil paintings and create mixed media work with used furniture, architectural scraps and domestic objects. I use visual cues to personal experiences, domestic imagery, human forms and color partnerships as a stand in for social, biological and cultural influences that mix with a personal history of identity and romantic experiences. Translating these personal sensibilities and cultural frictions my investigation is feminist, provisional and intuitive.”