Details

First Name

Tara

Last Name

Tamaribuchi

Username

tarat

Bio

b., lives and works Seattle, WA

Tara Tamaribuchi is an artist based in Seattle, WA.  She began her art career as a painter and then shifted her practice to work across mediums after working in temporary public art.  Her recent projects include Awakening the Buddha (intervention at Seattle Asian Art Museum), and the first showing of Groove Bardos at Mass MoCA, and curating a web exhibition, Reimagining the Future Through the Past for the Washington State Arts Commission.  This past year, she has been a leader in the effort to save more than 100 Seattle art studios from redevelopment at the Inscape Arts Building, the former INS immigration and detention center in the Seattle Chinatown International District.  As an artist, she has been building support from city, county, state and federal leaders, and leading creative placemaking efforts by collaborating with cultural institutions including On The Boards, Wa Na Wari, and the Wing Luke Museum. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley Art+Design, a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a BA in Journalism from George Washington University.

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Tara Tamaribuchi é uma artista baseada em Seattle, Washington, Estados Unidos. Ela começou sua carreira artística como pintora e depois mudou sua prática para trabalhar em várias mídias depois de trabalhar em arte pública temporária. Seus projetos recentes incluem Awakening the Buddha (intervenção no Seattle Asian Art Museum), e a primeira exibição de Groove Bardos no Mass MoCA, e a curadoria de uma exposição na web, Reimagining the Future Through the Past para a Washington State Arts Commission. No ano passado, ela liderou o esforço para salvar mais de 100 estúdios de arte de Seattle da reconstrução do Inscape Arts Building, o antigo centro de imigração e detenção do INS no Distrito Internacional de Seattle Chinatown. Como artista, ela vem conquistando o apoio de líderes municipais, estaduais e federais e liderando os esforços criativos de criação de lugares, colaborando com instituições culturais, incluindo On The Boards, Wa Na Wari e Wing Luke Museum. Ela possui um MFA em Artes Visuais pela Lesley Art+Design, um BFA em Pintura pela Pacific Northwest College of Art e um BA em Jornalismo pela George Washington University.

Website

http://www.taratamaribuchi.com

Statement

Statement

Tara Tamaribuchi investigates human life experience in an organic, unfolding art practice. She enters art-making from a Buddhist and diasporic perspective, with interests in impermanence and connecting the past and present to new futures. Working across mediums, from spatial installation and public art to painting and social practice, she builds layered structures of visual and material senses from ancestral forms to everyday phenomena. Her recent projects have delved into impermanence in parenting, connecting Japanese American incarceration experience to incarceration in the US today, memorializing Gen-X rave and club culture, and questioning the norms of colonial collections of material culture.

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Tara Tamaribuchi investiga a experiência da vida humana em uma prática artística orgânica e em desenvolvimento. Ela entra no fazer artístico a partir de uma perspectiva budista e diaspórica, com interesses na impermanência e conectando o passado e o presente a novos futuros. Trabalhando em vários meios, desde instalação espacial e arte pública até pintura e prática social, ela constrói estruturas em camadas de sentidos visuais e materiais de formas ancestrais a fenômenos cotidianos. Seus projetos recentes mergulharam na impermanência na paternidade, conectando a experiência de encarceramento nipo-americano ao encarceramento nos EUA hoje, homenageando a cultura rave e club da Geração X e questionando as normas das coleções coloniais de cultura material.

 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2021 | Camouflage Net Project | A Gallery | Seattle, WA
2020 | Craft Abstracts I Pratt Fine Art Center storefront | Pioneer Square | Seattle, WA
2019-2020 | Camouflage Net Project (storefront installation with video) | Pantages Theater | funded by Densho and ArtsFund | presented by Spaceworks | Tacoma, WA
2019 | Camouflage Net Project (with sound) | presented by Densho | Meyendebauer Center | Bellevue, WA
2019 | Ephemeral Panorama | CORE Gallery | Seattle, WA
2018 | Ma | Yaw Theater | collaboration with choreographer Noelle Chun and dancers | interactive stage installation for two evening-length dance performances | Seattle, WA
2018 | Craft Abstracts + Ancestral Landscapes | CORE Gallery | Seattle, WA
2017-2018 | Camouflage Net Project | Seattle Sculpture Walk | site-specific outdoor art installation presented by Seattle Office of Arts and Culture | Seattle, WA
2017 | Craft Abstracts | Seattle Storefronts | storefront window installation presented by Shunpike | South Lake Union | Seattle, WA
2017 | Seattle Mayor’s Art Gallery | City Hall | Seattle, WA
2016-2017 | Golden Screen | Poetry Garden | Seattle Center | site-specific outdoor installation presented by Seattle Office of Arts and Culture | Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions
2022 | Do Write (Right) to Me | presented by UnCool Artist | Vila Madelena, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2021 | An Unpredictable Time + Place | Mass MoCA | North Adams, MA
2021 | Kinship | Arts Mid-Hudson | Poughkeepsie, NW
2021 | Floating World | Google Cambridge | Cambridge, MA
2020 | Homecoming | teaching artist social practice museum intervention to reinvigorate Buddhist statues | Seattle Asian Art Museum | Seattle, WA, USA
2019 | Duets | Space Gallery | Seattle, WA, USA
2019 | Edwin T. Pratt: A Living History | Northwest African American Museum | Seattle, WA, USA
2019 | Karey Kessler and Tara Tamaribuchi | UW Tower Mezzanine | University of Washington | Seattle, WA, USA
2016 | High Blood | Tacoma Spaceworks Gallery | Tacoma, WA, USA