Meet Tara

A R T I S T

Tara Blackwell is a mixed media pop artist working in Connecticut and New York. Raised in a household of artists, Tara was immersed in differing artistic styles and modalities from a young age. Experimenting with a variety of mediums and techniques, Tara employs bold colors, layers, and texture, often incorporating nostalgic pop culture to explore contemporary social issues. 


In her CORNER STORE and SATURDAY MORNING series, Tara utilizes her advertising background to take us back to her childhood. Exploring vintage imagery with subversive wit and whimsy, Tara recreates familiar logos, packaging, and cartoon characters into a visual narrative of her youth as she transports us back to our own. At a glance, these paintings depict a childlike innocence, but there is usually underlying social commentary seen with a closer look. 


Tara’s GOOD FORTUNE paintings tap into a familiar, shared experience of finding comfort in takeout cartons and fortune cookies. Many of us secretly turn to fortunes with a hopeful heart seeking wisdom and revelations. The good fortunes get taped to the fridge or tucked into a wallet for safe keeping. These messages can hit a nerve, spark an idea, offer confirmation, or provide a laugh. A good fortune will never cease to amuse or amaze.

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Exhibitions

 

2021

the Secret Language of Objects, Warburton Galerie

Yonkers, NY

2021

Art Show Bedford

Bedford, NY

2020

MvVOArt AD Art Show

New York, NY

2020

The Finale, Warburton Galarie

Yonkers, NY

2020

SONO Arts Fest

Norwalk, CT

2020

AMPLIFY! Beechwood Arts & Innovation

Westport, CT

2020

The Ground Floor Project

Greenwich, CT

2020

Memories, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery

Fairfield, CT

2020

Nakupenda (I Love You), City Lights Gallery

Bridgeport, CT

2019

Pop Up, Bedford Street Gallery

Stamford, CT

2019

Inside Outside IV, Colorblends House

Bridgeport, CT

2018

Art Expo, MJ Laberge Gallery

New York, NY

2018

CCNS 57th Annual Art Show

Norwalk, CT

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

2017

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

2016

Faber Birren National Color Show, SAA Townhouse Gallery

Stamford, CT

2016

Full Circle Pop Art Show, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery

New York, NY