Tara McPherson

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Tara McPherson
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McPherson in April 2016
Born
Tara McPherson

(1976-04-07) April 7, 1976 (age 43)
San Francisco, California
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EducationArt Center College of Design
Known forPainter
MovementNew Contemporary Art

Tara McPherson (born April 7, 1976 in San Francisco, California) is an American artist based in New York. McPherson creates paintings, murals, poster art, and designer toys, within the New Contemporary Art movement.

Biography[edit]

Tara McPherson studied art at Santa Monica Community College and earned her BFA from Art Center[1] in Pasadena, CA in August 2001 with an Illustration major and a Fine Art minor. McPherson's artwork has been featured in The New York Times,[2] Esquire[3], Vanity Fair,[4] Playboy, Elle,[5] Marie Claire,[6] Juxtapoz,[7] Hi-Fructose[8], and the Los Angeles Times.[9] In 2007, she won an Esky Award from Esquire for Best Concert Poster.[3]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

In 2006, McPherson's works were exhibited in a solo show at BLK/MARKT in Los Angeles, followed in 2008 by Lost Constellations, her first solo show at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York.[1][10] In 2015, Dorothy Circus Gallery hosted McPherson's first solo exhibition in Rome.[7] In 2010 Bunny in the Moon[11] opened at Jonathan Levine Gallery followed by Wandering Luminations[12] in 2013.

Art Toys[edit]

Tara McPherson is one of the leading female artists in the Designer Toy movement.[citation needed] She has collaborated with brands like kidrobot[13], ToyQube[14], and most recently Tomenosuke[15] and Circus Posterus[16]. In collaboration with Kidrobot Black, she won Toy of the Year in 2012[17] for her Lilitu figure based on the Sumerian Myth Lilith.[18] In 2018 she won another Designer Toy Award[19] in the category Best Licensed Toy for her Wonder Woman Art Figure.[20]

Monographs[edit]

Published by Dark Horse Comics, Tara McPherson has released a series of Art Books.

  • "Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson[21]
  • "Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson[22]
  • "Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson"[23]
  • "Wandering Luminations: The Art of Tara McPherson"[24]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cabrera, Élodie (2016). "Tara McPherson: The Cosmic Girl". Graffiti Art. 30: 69–79.
  2. ^ Schmidt, Gregory (October 11, 2013). "An Island of Designer Toys and Dueling Artists Within New York Comic Con". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Andy Langer (March 13, 2007). "The 2007 ESKY (Mini) Awards". Esquire. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sterne, Herzen, Tierkostüme". Vandity Fair.de. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Deem, Megan (April 15, 2008). "Rock, Paper, Scissor Sisters". ELLE. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Ramirez, Allison (November 30, 2011). "Your Guide to Miami's Art Basel". Marie Claire. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Tara McPherson's First Solo Show in Rome". www.juxtapoz.com. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Tara McPherson Exhibits New Paintings and Paper Works in "I Know It By Heart"". Hi-Fructose Magazine. June 10, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Nelson, By Steffie. "NaNa: L.A. punk to its roots". latimes.com. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Tara McPhersonLost Constellations". Jonathan Levine Projects. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Tara McPhersonThe Bunny in the Moon". Jonathan Levine Projects. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tara McPhersonWandering Luminations". Jonathan Levine Projects. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Kidrobot. "Tara McPherson". Kidrobot. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Search results for: 'tara mcpehrson'". ToyQube Art and Design. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  15. ^ "Stella and Flux Debut Edition by Tara McPherson | Japanese Tomenosuke + CP Sofubi". tomenosuke.bandec-japan.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Tara McPherson | Product tags | Circus Posterus". Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Winners 2012". Designer Toy Awards. March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  18. ^ Dunkel, Keegan Rooney, Blake. "Lilitu Lilitu by Tara McPherson from Kidrobot | Trampt Library". Trampt. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Winners 2018". Designer Toy Awards. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  20. ^ Kidrobot. "Kidrobot Wins Awards for Best Licensed Toy and Best Mini Series at the 2018 Designer Toy Awards With Work By Artists Tara McPherson And J*RYU". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson HC :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  22. ^ "Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson HC :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  23. ^ "Bunny in the Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume 3 HC :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  24. ^ "Wandering Luminations: The Art of Tara McPherson HC :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". www.darkhorse.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.