© 2017 Bwell Studios  

Tara Blackwell grew up in a household filled with artists-- all with differing artistic styles and modalities. The early deaths of her brother and father left her, a young painter, struggling to find her voice without her beloved teachers. In retrospect, processing these tragedies is what Tara, now a mature artist with a unique, exciting style, believes most accounts for the complexity and depth of her current work in which she employs bold colors, layers and texture.

In her CORNER STORE and SATURDAY MORNING series, Tara utilizes her commercial design background to take us back to her childhood. By recreating familiar logos and packaging into a visual narrative of her youth, she transports us back to our own-- offering us a touchstone to childhood joy. Exploring vintage imagery with subversive wit and whimsy, Tara transforms symbols of the past into a contemporary artistic vision.

Photo by Culture Ink

Press:

White Hot Magazine of Contemporary Art

Stamford Advocate (City Arts)

FC Beat

Recent Exhibitions:

Pop Up, Bedford Street Gallery, Stamford, CT 2019

Love + Confection (Curator), The Gallery at UConn Stamford, Stamford, CT 2019

Inside Outside IV, Colorblends House, Bridgeport, CT 2019

CCNS 57th Annual Art Show, Norwalk, CT 2019

MJ Laberge Gallery, Art Expo, New York, NY 2018

Street Level, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT 2018

Summer of Love, Sidewalk Gallery, Norwalk, CT 2018

Love and Light, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 2018

The Migrant's Alphabet, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT 2018

Fired Up, Beechwood Arts & Innovation, Westport, CT 2018

Art in the Windows, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 2018

Women By Women, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY 2018

Movement, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT 2018

Worth a Thousand Words, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT 2018

The Corner Store (Solo Show), SAA Townhouse Gallery, Stamford, CT 2017

Anything Goes, SAA Townhouse Gallery, Stamford, CT 2017

5th Annual Art Walk, Stamford, CT 2017

Memories & Reflections, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 2017

CCNS 55th Annual Art Show, Norwalk, CT, 2017

Giving Voice to the Stories Around Us, Beechwood Arts & Innovation, Westport, CT 2017

Chromatic, Maritime Garage Gallery, Norwalk, CT 2017       

Faber Birren National Color Show, SAA Townhouse Gallery, Stamford, CT 2016

Full Circle Pop Art Show, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY 2016                                               

Corporate Collections:

Serendipity Labs, Rye, NY

Serendipity Labs, Stamford, CT

New Perspective Cabinetry & Design, Westport, CT 

University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT