tamaribuchi@gmail.com, www.taratamaribuchi.com

Born 1975: Newport Beach, CA

Lives and Works: Seattle, WA


2021     MFA candidate, Visual Art, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

2005    BFA, Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

1997     BA, Journalism, George Washington University, Washington, DC


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020, Craft Abstracts (storefront installation), Pratt Fine Art Center window at the Tashiro Kapaln Block, Seattle WA 

  • 2019-2020, Camouflage Net Project (storefront installation with video), Pantages Theater, 9th and Commerce Streets, funded by Densho and ArtsFund, presented by Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

  • 2019, Camouflage Net Project (with sound installation), The Densho Dinner, Meyendebauer Center, Bellevue, WA

  • 2019, Ephemeral Panorama, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2018, Ma, Yaw Theater, Seattle, WA, collaboration with choreographer Noelle Chun, dancer interactive stage installation for two evening-length performances

  • 2018, Craft Abstracts + Ancestral Landscapes, CORE Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2017-2018, Camouflage Net Project, Seattle Sculpture Walk, Seattle, WA, site-specific outdoor art installation

  • 2017, Craft Abstracts, Seattle Storefronts, South Lake Union, Seattle WA, storefront window installation

  • 2017, Seattle Mayor’s Art Gallery, City Hall, Seattle, WA

  • 2016-2017, Golden Screen, Poetry Garden, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA, site-specific outdoor installation

Group Exhibitions 

  • 2020, Homecoming, teaching artist with social practice museum intervention to reinvigorate Buddhist statues, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA

  • 2019, Duets, Space Gallery, Seattle WA

  • 2019, Camouflage Net Project Series (with sound installation), Edwin T. Pratt: A Living History memorial exhibition, Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA

  • 2019, Karey Kessler and Tara Tamaribuchi, UW Tower Mezzanine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

  • 2016, High Blood, Tacoma Spaceworks Gallery, Tacoma, WA

  • 2016, Cultural Perspectives, Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2013, Children’s Healing Art Project, Portland, OR

  • 2006, Tara Tamaribuchi and Amelia Santiago, The Goodfoot, Portland, OR


  • 2020, Tamaribuchi, Tara, “Seattle Betsuin Brings the Dharma to the Buddha at Seattle Art Museum,” The Wheel of Dharma, San Francisco, CA, Vol. 42, Issue 3, March 2020.

  • 2019, Keimig, Jasmyne, “A Seattle Civil Rights Icon and the Art He Inspired,” The Stranger’s Seattle Art and Performance Quarterly, Seattle, WA, June 5, 2019.

  • 2019, “Camouflage Net Project on Display in Washington,” The Pacific Citizen, Los Angeles, CA, May 31, 2019.

  • 2019, Schneider, Katlin, “The Panoramic Floatmounts of Tara Tamaribuchi,” Artmill blog, Chicago, IL, February 6, 2019.

  • 2018, Laura Walton Allen, Interview, Original Lines Podcast, Seattle, WA, January 27, 2018.

  • 2017, Bisbee, Aya, “Camouflage Net Project brings light to injustice,” The International Examiner, Seattle, WA, November 8, 2017. 11. 

  • 2016, Ponnekanti, Rosemary, “’High Blood’ spills racial frustration at Spaceworks gallery,” The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, November 24, 2016.

  • 2016, Lindsay, Erika, “New poetry and art at Seattle Center,” Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Art Beat Blog, Seattle, WA, January 27, 2016.

Awards, Residencies, Grants

  • 2019-2021, Dean’s Scholarship, Lesley Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

  • 2019, Densho Artist Residency and Grant

  • 2018, Edwin T. Pratt Memorial Scholarship, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

  • 2017-2018, Edwin T. Pratt Memorial Scholarship, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

  • 2017, Public Art Bootcamp, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle, WA

  • 2016, Portable Works Purchase Award, Seattle Public Utilities

  • 2016, Artist Trust Visual Edge Program, Port Townsend, WA


  • Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA

  • City of Seattle, Seattle, WA


  • State of Washington, ArtsWA Public Artist Roster

  • Sound Transit STArt Public Artist Roster

  • City of Seattle Ethnic Artist Roster

Related Activities

  • 2017-today Inscape Residency committee member, Inscape, Seattle WA, manages and selects artists for studio residencies and installations