Tasha Determan’s art revolves around juxtapositions, recontextualizations, transformations, and interactions. Through the series she presents to the viewer, it is important that the audience understands the context and experiences the artwork. Additionally, the materiality of a work of art comes second to the audience. It is often through the material and the use of the material that the statement is formed. As a sculptor, she has not settled on any specific art process or medium. Though, she is involved in metal casting, specifically, cast iron. She explores a variety of mediums and derives meaning through the materials and symbols. Her work emphasizes process heavy, research-based, and intuition lead artworks. Through her transformations, she offers new perspectives to challenge the viewer.
Tasha Determan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in sculpture from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota in May 2022. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Academic Honors and a minor in Art History. She originally grew up on a poultry farm near Emery, South Dakota. She was initially introduced and mentored within art in high school through David Cantrell. Her education of past and current artists inspired her to become an artist as well. She has been closely mentored by Christopher Meyer through her education at the University of South Dakota. Moreover, she plans to further her artistic education with a Master of Fine Arts in the coming future. She has been involved in the iron casting community for five years and has attended over thirty iron pour events and conferences.