Tria Giovan

Tria Giovan CV

Tria first picked up a camera at age eight, while growing up in the Virgin Islands. A New York City photographer for more than 25 years, she has successfully pursued both commercial shooting and personal long-term projects, creating a diverse, exciting, and prolific career. Tria’s personal work has been defined by comprehensive, timely, and in-depth subject exploration, culminating in three monographs of her work. Cuba The Elusive Island, published by Harry N. Abrams in 1996 brought together 100 images along with a selection of writings by some of Cuba’s most important writers. In 2012 Damiani published Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack. The 63 images selected from a 10,000-image project reveal the complex visual embodiment of the artist’s decade-long meditations on nature’s transient fragility.  In October 2017, Damiani published The Cuba Archive, a selection of 125 images from the 25,000 taken during 12 one-month trips from 1990-1996. Photographs from the series, as well as work commissioned by the Annenberg, were featured in Cuba Is (2017-18), at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Her work has shown in New York City, Athens, Greece, Paris, France, Hyderabad, India, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Havana, Cuba, and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Parrish Art Museum, The Jewish Museum, and The NY Public Library, all in New York.


b. 1961, Chicago, IL

Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A. Photography

Studied with Jerome Liebling, Abraham Ravett, Elaine Mayes

Momentary, 511 Gallery, New York, New York

Sand Sea Sky, Clic Gallery, East Hampton, New York

Cuba-The Elusive Island, Condeso/Lawler Gallery-New York, New York

Cuba-The Elusive Island, Carla Stellweg Gallery-New York, New York

Cuba 1990-1994, Condeso/Lawler Gallery-New York, New York

Lower East Side Interiors, Grand Central Terminal, New York, New York

Lower East Side Interiors, Henry Street Settlement-New York, New York

Artists Choose Artists, The Parrish Art Museum-Water Mill, NY

The Cuba Archive, Collector’s Edition, Paris Photo 2018
The Cuba Archive, Photobook Exhibition, Gallery Hyderbad, Indian Photography Festival
The Cuba Archive, Photobook Exhibition, Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival

Cuba Is, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California

Power and Politics, Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois

Land Sea Sky, The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York

Going Out, 511 Gallery, New York, New York

From the Collection, The Parrish Art Museum-Water Mill, NY
Vacate, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas

Projection Night, FotoWeek DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Massachusetts Review, University Gallery Fine Arts-Amherst, Massachusetts

Viajeros, Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus, Miami, Florida

Viajeros, Lehigh University Zoellner Gallery-Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Cuban-American Art 2000, U.S. Interest Section-Arts In Embassies, Havana, Cuba

We Meet Beyond the Sea, Nicos Vernikos Musuem-Pireaus, Greece

Summer Salon, Bonnie Benrubi Gallery,New York, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
The New York Public Library, New York, New York
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York
The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York
Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

The Cuba Archive: Photographs 1990-1996- Damiani-Italy 2017
Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack- Damiani-Italy 2012
Cuba-The Elusive Island- Harry N. Abrams-New York 1996

Moscow Foto Awards:The Cuba Archive
Tokyo International Foto Awards: The Cuba Archive
International Photography Awards: The Cuba Archive
International Photography Awards: Sand Sea Sky: The Beaches of Sagaponack
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Finalist-Baltimore, Maryland
Arts in Embassies Exhibition Award-Washington, DC
Artist Space-Exhibition Funding Grant-New York, New York
Arts For Transit-Exhibition Grant-New York, NY

Photographer's FORUM - The Cuba Archive: Tria Giovan, Spring 2018
The Guardian- A Country Teetering on the Precipice: Castro's Cuba in Pictures, September 2017
ANGELUS - The compelling images of 'Cuba Is', January 17 2018
La Tercera – “El Período Especial” de Cuba en imágenes, December 16 2017
Agencia EFE - Regresa la Cuba del "Período Especial" December 4 2017
Marti Noticias - Fotógrafa de EEUU captó con la Cuba del "Período Especial", December 4 2017 Hyperallergic- In New Photo Books, A strong Sense of Place, November 18 2017
Sag Harbor Express- Giovan Captures Cuba As It Slips Into A New Age, November 7 2017
Luxe.daily - Tria Giovan’s Photos Present Cuba Like Never Before, October 18 2017
Architectural Digest - Life in Cuba Like You've Never Seen It Before, October 9 2017
Amuse - Documenting the Colours and Complexities of ‘90s Cuba, November 2 2017
Yatzer - A Unique Beauty and Fighting Spirit Depicted in The Cuba Archive, September 2017
Diario Las Americas - Cuba enseña sus rincones ocultos en una muestra, September 6 2017
The Farber Foundation Cuban Art News - Cuba Is, An Uncomfortable Show, September 4 2017
La Opinión - La Nacion Cuba en fotografías: August 29 2017
artnetnews - 30 of the Most Important Museum Exhibitions to See Around the Globe, 2017
DailyMail - Unseen Cuba: July 5 2017
LENNY - The Photographer Who Captured Cuba in the '90s, June 22 2016
NUBI - Discover the Unseen World of 90s Cuba, June 2 2016
COOL HUNTING - The Cuba Archive by Tria Giovan, December 16 2015
KENZO Paris - Book Corner #3: Sand Sea Sky, Tria Giovan, March 28 2014
DART Design Arts Daily – Labor Day Blues, August 27 2013
DART Design Arts Daily - Sand Sea Sky, August 30 2012
The East Hampton Star - Beach Show-Stoppers for All Seasons, June 19 2012
Photographer's Forum - Noted: Sand Sea Sky, May 12, 2012
1stDibs - Tria Giovan - Thru the Lens, July 2011
Harper's Magazine-Cuba The Elusive Island, April 1997
Sun Sentinel-Pride Goes On In Cuba, November 10 1996
Photographers Forum - Tria Giovan Interview Cuba, February 1995
The Village Voice - Voice Choices, 1995