Tara Tucker Curriculum Vitae

      
TARA TUCKER
BORN
Santa Barbara, CA, 1970

EDUCATION
1994 M.F.A Sculpture, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1992 B.F.A. Sculpture, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Big Foot Loves Minicorn on a Mattress, McRoskey Mattress Company, San Francisco, CA
2011 If Wishes Were Horses, Rena Bransten Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
2011 Please Release Me, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 Foreign Relations, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Zooid, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 Friend and Foe, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Brackish Ways, Musée d’Honeur Miniscule, New Langton Arts, San Francisco


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 What have we done?, Walker Contemporary, Waitsfield, VT
2016 Solar Vortex, The Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2016 Bird in the Hand, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
2015 Drawing Discourse, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC
2015 Image is Everything, The Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2015 Cardiovascular, The Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2014 Group Show, 28 Matingnon Marciano Contemporary, Paris, FR
2014 Reigning Cats and Dogs, The Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 The Reason for Beauty, The Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2014 Reconnaissance, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2013 Bigfoot Loves Minicorn, Public Sculpture display, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, Texas
2013 Larger Than Life, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2012 Evolutionary Insight, Worth Ryder Gallery, UCBerkeley, Berkeley, CA
2011 The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA
2010 Animal Instinct, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
2009 Natural Blunders, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2009 (un)Natural, diRosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA
2009 Front + Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2008 Contemporary Drawings and Works on Paper, Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento, CA
2008 A Complicated Dominion, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Bestiaries, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Creature Feature, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Alumni at the Centennial, California College of the Arts, Oliver Art Center, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA
2006 Virus, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 Background painting for Exhibitor: Paul Gripp and The Santa Barbara Orchid Library and Collection, The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, Santa Barbara, CA
2002-Present Art instructor, head of rug department, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
2010-2013 Tote bag and apron graphics, Modern Appealing Clothing, San Francisco, CA
2013 Drawing for advertisement, Hudson Vineyard, Napa, CA AWARDS/ Residencies
2016 The Brush Creek Ranch Foundation for the Arts Residency, Saratoga, WY
2011 JB Blunk Residency, Inverness, CA.
2007 The Ospital Odyssey Sabbatical Award, The Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
2004 Kala Fellowship, Honorable Mention, one month residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
1993 Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation
1992 Graduate Scholarship, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA


PUBLICATIONS/ ARTICLES
2015 Wild, Juxtapoz hardcover book
2012 IN THE MAKE, web interview, August 2012
2011 Juxtapoz Magazine, Feature article by Hannah Stouffer, September issue, San Francisco, CA
2011 PAGE Magazine, Cover art, December 2011 issue, Hamburg, Germany
2011 PAGE Magazine, Artist Portrait by Sabine Danek, July issue, Hamburg, Germany
2008 Animal Dreams, Tara Tucker at OSP/ Steven Zevitas Gallery, review by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, February 14, 2008
2008 ZYZZYVA, ZYZZYVA Inc., Spring 2008, Vol. 82 No.I
2007 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Pacific Coast edition #73
2007 Tara Tucker at Rena Bransten Gallery, by David Buuck, Artweek, July/August
2007 Martin Mull: Works on Paper and Tara Tucker: Friend and Foe, by Lea Feinstein, SF Weekly Arts and Entertainment, May 9, 2007
2006 Visual Art: Fabulandia: Fauna at the LAB, reviewed by Katie Kurtz, San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 25-31, 2006
   
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