Lois Tarlow’s paintings have an overwhelming depth that draws the viewer into scenes that simultaneously acknowledge desolation and survival. She captures both the rugged strength and the delicate homeostasis of nature’s lowland fauna. The artist treats her landscapes not as complex and complete systems, but as slivers framing only minute portions of the world.
Tarlow received a BFA at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD and attended both Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at Boston Museum School under the tutelages of Karl Zerbe, Oskar Kokoschka, and Hyman Bloom. Tarlow has shown extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in such institutions as Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Gallery of Fine Art Associations, Hanoi, Vietnam, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD, and Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham,MA. The artist's work is in the collections of many museums, including The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.