Tamar Kander’s work is primarily non-representational and is influenced by architectural symbols, landscapes, and her love of texture. Her canvases are vehicles for various materials and elements of collage. When combined with color and form, they constitute her interpretation of the inner as well as outer worlds.
Kander’s complicated yet fluid images illustrate her experiences as a world citizen. Kander was born in Jerusalem, and grew up there and in South Africa. She studied fine art at the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, BFA), traveled to Italy on scholarship, then attended Goldsmiths (London, MFA), and thereafter studied at the Art Students League of NY. She remains in the United States and now resides in Indiana. Her works are included in collections (museum, corporate, and private) worldwide.