Meryl Taradash, M.F.A.

Adjunct Faculty of Fine Arts

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About Professor Taradash

I began creating art for public spaces after graduating Pratt Institute with my MFA degree in Painting. I completed my first public commission “Light Dance” (1984) for the University of Medicine and Dentistry. My award winning installations are on public display throughout the United States and in private collections. Locally my work can be seen at the Long Island Children’s Museum, Grounds For Sculpture, the Newark Museum, Robert Wood Johnson Facilities in Camden and Hamilton, NJ in front of City Hall at the Clifton Sculpture Park and in Dr. James Watson’s Cold Spring Harbor Labs on Long Island.

I am interested in creating an atmosphere where students feel free to express themselves. I choose projects/assignments which encourage students to discover something new. My goals are to enable students to think for themselves, become curious and heighten their visual perceptions.

Career & Accomplishments


  • Pratt Institute, M.F.A

  • Pratt Institute, B.F.A

  • Connecticut College, New London

  • Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada


  • "The Music of Light" (2004) is my largest interior sculpture, spanning more than 96ft and suspending four stories over the grand staircase of the Music Center at Strathmore(North Bethesda, MD) home of the Baltimore Symphony which opened to the public in 2005.

  • My 2001-2002 Solo Exhibition at Fordham University Lincoln Center. "The Caged Bird Dances II" purchased in 2011 by the Sculpture Foundation for display at Grounds For Sculpture.


  • 2014 grant Joan Mitchell Foundation

  • 2015 First Prize International Competition of Kinetic Art

  • 2017 Shared First Prize Kinetic Art Organization

  • 2018-2019 Whirlwind: Art In Motion Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas