Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier are a collaborative duo based between Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, New York. We build multi-layered narrative projects using sculpture, video, music and performance. Our work explores the tension between the fundamental rhythms of life and the ordered systems that humans design to make sense of these rhythms.

We met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and have been working together since 2006. We have recently exhibited and performed at Real Art Ways, CT, BRIC Arts Media, NY, Vox Populi, PA; Space Gallery, ME, Wave Hill Gardens, NY; Abrons Arts Center, NY; Flux Factory, NY; Dumbo Arts Festival, NY; a 2010 European and Scandic performance tour; among others. We have held residencies through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Painting Space 122; and Sculpture Space.

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Curriculm Vitae

This is a collaborative resume with individual accomplishments denoted with initials.

Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Bachelor of Arts, French, Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa, HI (jk)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fiber, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD (tp)

Hot Temper Performances (some, not all):
-Gold Sounds, Brooklyn, NY
-Spit House, Syracuse, NY
Nature Loves Courage, Peeler Art Center, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN
Beat, Bronx Art Space (curated by Stephanie Linquist), Bronx, NY

Real Things Performances (some, not all):
-Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
-Palisades, Brooklyn, NY
-BSP, Kingston, NY
-Cake Shop, New York, NY
-SUNY New Paltz, NY
-Spit House, Syracuse, NY

Nature Loves Courage, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI

You Are My Rock, performance, The Poetry Project, New York, NY
Alternative Art Fair with Present Company, Baltimore, MD
Seeing the Sky, Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY
Art Into Music, BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY
Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Practice! (curated by Present Company & Maria Chavez), Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY
R/D Gallery, performance, Honolulu, HI
Moon Moves (So Slowly), Solo exhibition, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Through This to That, performance, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Tropiclipse, Solo exhibition, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

First Light Last Light, For-Site Foundation, Nevada City, CA
Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Model, Art in Odd Places, New York, NY
New Fiction (curated by Brookes Britcher/Adaptation), New Wilmington Art Association, DE
"First Light Last Light", Intercambio, New Haven, CT
Bätterkinden Art Awards, a project by Dan Levenson, Triangle Artists Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
"First Light Last Light", Studio A.I.R., Brooklyn, NY
Moving Picture, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY
ME, WE, Abrons Arts Center with Dia Art Foundation, New York
Pacific Non Standard Time, FAR at Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA

"Song to Plants" solo show, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
"Oh, river" video screening with performance, Ecology Building, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Rethinking Memorial: Interactive Sites for Remembering 9/11, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
Faraway Neighbor (curated by Las Hermanas Iglesias), Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
"Oh, river", The Observatory, Brooklyn, NY
Site Fest '11, Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY

The Cactus Duet Performance Tour:
-Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
-Fold Gallery, London, England
-Concert au 5, Nice, France
-Crossing Border Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
-Project Space 1646, The Hague, The Netherlands
-Delicatessan Zeeburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
-TIK Theatre im Kino (Nord), Berlin, Germany
-FIT, freie internationale tankstelle , Berlin, Germany
-MMX, Berlin, Germany
-Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Floating World, LMCC Art Center, Building 110, Governor's Island, NY
I Know What You Did Last Summer, St Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY
Youth Art Month, Artjail, New York, NY
Site Fest '10, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY

Social Structures, RPS Collective, Oakland, CA
Highlights, Artjail, New York, NY

Emergence, Creative Pioneers in Uncharted Territory, Governor's Island, New York, NY
Ides of March, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Degree Show, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Blog Theatre, St. Dunstan's Theatre, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Xchange, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Your Face is as Sweet as a ... Sugary Donut, Berkley Front, Berkley, MI

LMCC Workspace
Wassaic Residency, NY
Sculpture Space residency, Utica, NY
Short Term Studio Residency, Painting Space 122, New York, NY
Smack Mellon, "Hot Picks", Brooklyn, NY
Winter Workspace Program, Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Bronx, NY
Visiting Artist, Funen Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark
Artist-in-Residence, Governor's Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME (tp)
Toby Devon Lewis Grant

Visting artists and lecturers, Parsons, New York, NY
Visiting artists and lecturers, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Workshop, Abrons Arts Center with Dia Foundation, New York, NY
Family Art Project, Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Bronx, NY
Workshop, Funen Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark
Workshop, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Visiting artist and lecturer, University of Hartford, CT (tp)
Visiting artist and lecturer, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (jk)

"Here, Now vs There, Then", Catalogue, For-Site Foundation, 2013
Portland Press Herald, Art Review, Portland's Arts Scene Has Special 'Space', March 2013
Honolulu Weekly, Art Birds, March 2013
Brooklyn Independent Television, Caught in the Act, Art in Brooklyn, September 2012, Friendly Falcons, First Light Last Light, September 2012
Time Out NY, Bushwick Open Studios 2012, June 2012
Arts in Bushwick, Into the Wave, June 2012, Wandering Through Bushwick Open Studios, June 2011
Brooklyn Based, Walking Tribute, September 2011, Floating World, September 2010
New York Times, Exotic Isle for Artists, Right in the City, June 2010
Hello Craft, Interview, March 2011
Emergence, exhibition catalog, July 2008
Ides of March, exhibition catalog, April 2008