Tara Donovan (b. 1969, Flushing, New York) is acclaimed for her large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Known for her commitment to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and transform it into art. Donovan’s many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award (2008); the first annual Calder Prize (2005); the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Willard L. Metcalf Award (2004); National Academy Museum, Helen Foster Barnett Prize (2004) and Women’s Caucus for Art, Presidential Award (2004), among others. Donovan’s work was also selected for the 2000 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Donovan at the Met was the fourth in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s series dedicated to solo exhibitions of contemporary artists. Donovan joined Pace Gallery in 2005.