Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier are the collaborative duo sometimes known as The Friendly Falcons. We build multi-layered narrative projects using sculpture, video, music and performance. Our work explores the tension between the fundamental rhythms of life and the ordered systems that humans design to make sense of these rhythms.
Kurosaki and Pelletier met in graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and have been collaborating since 2006. They have exhibited and performed internationally, including a self-organized European and Scandic tour in 2010. They were recipients of the Toby Devon Lewis Award and were artists-in-residence on Governors Island, NY through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They recently had a solo exhibition at Wave Hill Gardens, Bronx, NY and were named Smack Mellon Hot Picks in 2011. They recently completed a residency at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY.