at Mildred's Lane, July 20, 2017
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Divya Anantharaman is a former taxidermist in residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, a board member of the New England Association of Taxidermists, author of “Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy”, and specializes in small mammal and bird taxidermy. She has won awards and honors for her work in both traditional professional and artistic taxidermy competitions, including a Best in Show and Best in Category at the 2015 GSTA Show and Competition, a blue ribbon at the 2016 NEAT show, and most recently a second place in the professional division at the 2017 World Taxidermy Championships. She's had the honor of having a piece in Breakthrough Magazine (the premiere taxidermy trade publication), and her work is regularly featured in the press as wide and varied as the NY Times, National Geographic, BBC Science Radio, and hit Discovery/Science Channel TV Show Oddities. She's shown at galleries like La Luz de Jesus in LA, Arch Enemy Arts in PA, Rush NYC, and has worked on permanent displays in the Chamber of Wonders at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Divya began her foray in taxidermy in 2007 as a self-taught artist. She eventually received professional training from award winning traditional taxidermists and further developed her skills by attending state and national competitions. As a board member of New England Association of Taxidermists, she's constantly engaged with a wide range of artists and professionals in the taxidermy community. Her work is driven by her passion for art, science, and wildlife conservation.