Ira Tattelman

Washington, DC

Ira Tattelman is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Washington, DC. He created FOUND for Earth Day 2023, a community project funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which brought temporary, community-made, found-object sculptures to Tanner Park in Eckington, DC.

2023 exhibitions include outdoor sculptures at Sandy Spring Museum and Oxon Hill Manor in Maryland, new multi-media works for Small Doll Productions and Queering Sound 2023, and environment design for the 18th Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.

Recent residencies include Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency, Svalbard, Norway, 2022; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2021; and Brashnar Creative Project, Skopje, North Macedonia, 2019. He will participate in the Emily Harvey Foundation Residency Program in Venice in September.

Tattelman received Sister Cities Travel Grants with Rome, Italy, through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for 'Where We Gather,' 2020; 'Etching the Tiber onto the Anacostia,' 2019; and 'learning from laborintus,' 2018, creating videos & prints.

Solo exhibitions include 'Surf–an exchange about climate change,' Open Gallery, Montgomery College, MD, 2019; 'Space Around Us,' Photoworks, MD, 2018; and 'Human Traces,' Warehouse Industries, DC, 2018.

Tattelman’s Art All Night public participatory installations include ‘Found Sculptures,’ 2023, ’Twister,’ 2021; and 'Hedge', 2018 for Shaw Main Streets; 'Messenger,' North Capitol Main Streets, 2017; and 'Night Angel,' DSLBD, 2016.