Meet the Artist: Tucker Marder

Artist Tucker Marder

Meet artist Tucker Marder for a conversation about his Parrish Road Show exhibition, Stampede, a project that involved raising over 100 Crested Indian Runner Ducks from egg to maturity for an interspecies performance. Learn more about Marder’s distinctive creative process and his history of incorporating living flora and fauna into his work.

Please note that this is an off-site program:
1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York.

About Tucker Marder
Tucker Marder, born in Southampton, New York in 1989, uses humor and absurd scenarios to generate greater empathy for the natural world in works of art that combine theater, puppetry, and installation. His work was chosen by Robert Wilson for the exhibition Artists Choose Artists at the Parrish Art Museum in 2013. In 2014, Tucker co-directed For The Birds--an abstract, narrative-less live bird performance at the National Aviary in Pennsylvania. That same year, Marder co-wrote, co-produced, and co-directed the world premiere theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Galapagos, which premiered at the Parrish Art Museum’s Lichtenstein Theatre in 2014. Marder has been the recipient of the Sprout Fund Seed Award and the Frank Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier Grant. He is also the founder of the Folly Tree Arboretum, a collection of rare and unusual trees focused on showcasing nature’s sense of humor. The arboretum’s first permanent public installation-- a conifer petting zoo puppet theatre—was located at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton in August 2014. Marder is currently a candidate in the Master of Contextual Practice program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is a 2015 Parrish Road Show artist. For more info, visit

Parrish Road Show is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Jane Wesman and Donald Savelson; and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.
Public Funding provided by Suffolk County
WSHU Public Radio is the Media Sponsor of Parrish Road Show.
Meet the Artist:
Tucker Marder
at 1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
1058 Deerfield Road, Water Mill, New York
ticket group
Free event
social tickets