Jorge Tacla Chilean-American, b. 1958

Jorge Tacla creates tactile, ghost-like paintings that blur the formal boundaries between abstraction and representation to present an unsettling view of the world. After studying at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile, he moved to New York in the 1980s. His work has been shown in respected institutions across the world, and select exhibitions include the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Santiago, Chile), Art Museum of the Americas (Washington, DC), Tufts University Art Gallery (Medford, MA), Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), 55th Venice Biennale, Dublin Contemporary (Dublin, Ireland), and Sharjah Biennial 10 (Sharjah, UAE). Tacla's work is represented in numerous collections including the New Museum (New York, NY), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City, Mexico), and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago, Chile). Among the artist's many awards and fellowships is the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Tacla lives and works in New York and Chile.