• Image of Commission

For a limited time, Tanja Hollander is accepting commissions for portraits of you, your family and/or a cherished view. Commissioned work will be included in her solo exhibition at MASS MoCA in 2017.

When I first saw the photograph that she had taken [of me], I was struck by the composition which I thought was exquisite, and it reminded me somewhat of the 19th century portraits, where the subject is sitting at a table to one side and up in a corner is a painting of the subjects life. Maybe a farm or a library, but what the subject does for a living. And I think this portrait, all of the portraits actually, gives the same sort of sense, they tell a story.

-June Fitzpatrick, June Fitzpatrick Gallery

Tanja was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1972, and she moved to Maine after receiving a B.A. in photography, film, and feminist studies in 1994 from Hampshire College. Her current project “Are you really my friend” will debut in its entirety at MASS MoCA.It has been exhibited in parts at the Portland Museum of Art, University of Central Missouri, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, and Carl-Schurz-Haus /Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Freiburg, Germany It continues to receive international media attention. Hollander was invited to do a TEDxDirigo talk in 2012 and has lectured at many schools throughout the country about this project including University of Maryland, University of Arizona, Clemson University and Facebook Headquarters. Hollander is represented by Carroll and Sons in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently a resident of Auburn, Maine.

Price structure:

20” - $ 5, 000
30” - $ 8, 500
42” - $12, 000

Price includes the sitting, editioned print, digital file for personal use, and 2 5x5” prints, Deposit - 50% to reserve date. Travel expenses from Maine additional.