Tamara Gentuso

Tamara Gentuso

Nashville, TN, United States

About Tamara Gentuso

Born and raised in the midwest, a Nashville transplant since the ’80’s, Tamara Gentuso has always been a storyteller at heart. In her photography, she shares two-dimensional histories; in clay, her narratives fill out and become three-dimensional. Autodidact as both a photographer and a sculptor, Tamara has been an integral part of a thriving artist co-op in Nashville—The Clay Lady’s Campus—since 2011, and splits her days between the pristinely clean digital photo world and her fun-with-mud clay studio where she continues to push boundaries and experiment in clay. She now has several different bodies of work which include functional pieces like platters and eclectic espresso and tea sets; as well as work which is more sculptural in nature much as extensive nativity sets, portrait sculptures and architectural sculptures. Her Magnum Opus is a public art installation called The Nashville Clayscape which is a large (8' x 25') outdoor, handmade ceramic tile map of Nashville, full of iconic sites with a twist of whimsy. Major influences in her artistic career have been Danielle “The Clay Lady” McDaniel and renown sculptor Nan Jacobsohn.