Biography 

Tabitha Soren’s pictures are metaphors for the difficult twists and turns of everyday living. They speak to the twists of fate in life that can unhinge us. Whether it’s disquieting images of people in mid-fight or flight in the Running series or in her tribute to panic attacks, the ocean-scape series Panic Beach, Soren is most interested in what human beings can survive – and what they can’t. 

Fantasy Life is also about a psychological state. Her ambitious players are all striving to touch greatness. In her newest series, called Surface Tension, she foregrounds the anxiety we navigate in the struggle to adapt to technological domination. Fingerprints are shot 

on top of a web search to create textural conflicts that reiterate the struggle of forces we feel in our heads - whether we notice them or not. 

For Soren, the act of photographing is a response to how we attempt to consciously manage the uncontrollable set of possibilities that exist in life. “Art is just another place to observe your interior life,” says Soren. “Americans are often in too big of a rush to bother. Art is the antidote. When I’m shooting, I’m not just accepting of imperfection: I’m looking for it. Everything that moves or captivates me can be found in the space where things go wrong, or fall short.”

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T A B I T H A S O RE N

Born 1967, San Antonio, Texas


Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area

 

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

George Eastman Museum
Pier 24 Photography
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oakland Museum of California
New Orleans Museum of Art
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Indianapolis Museum Of Contemporary Art
Transformer Station

 

MONOGRAPHS

2017 “Fantasy Life,” Aperture 2012 “Running,” Self-Published

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Fantasy Life” Silver Eye Photography Pittsbugh PA December - February 2018

2017 “Surface Tension” Euqinom Projects San Francisco, CA April - May


2017 “Fantasy Life” San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA July – December

2015 “Fantasy Life,” Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA April - June

2015 “Panic Beach” Erica Tanov, San Francisco, CA April - May


2013 “Running” Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA April - May


2012 “Running: Part One” Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana June - July

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Surface Tension” Orth Contemporary, Tulsa, OK


2017 “Light Sensitive” Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ


2017 “I Dread To Think” Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY and Mills Gallery, Boston, MA


2017 “The American Dream”, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA


2016 “Safe at Home,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA


2016 “Photography Is Magic” Curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY 2013 “The Bidwell Collection of Photography,” Amarillo Museum of Art Amarillo, TX

2013 “Light of Day,” Transformer Station, Cleveland OH