Caron Tabb was born in apartheid South Africa, raised on a farm in Israel from the age of eight, and has lived in the US for the last twenty years. These key biographical elements and her passion for social justice issues deeply impact her artistic practice. In addition to traditional painting and photography, Caron incorporates many found objects and unconventional materials into her work. Her conceptual mixed-media and instillation art address issues of social inequality, racial justice, and feminism as seen through the lens of her deep Jewish identity.
“When I question my role as a Jewish white woman and human being today, I know that is in part to raise the level of discourse, increase empathy, and engage people in difficult conversations around a just and equal society. I feel a burning passion to use my privilege and address what it means to be an American in this day and age. My art serves as my voice and vehicle for these conversations which I hope to inspire in the viewer. Having been a Jewish and non-profit professional for most of my life, I love working with and in the community to explore themes close to my heart, encouraging viewers to engage with and make art about these issues.”
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