Born 1975: Newport Beach, CA

Lives Works: Seattle, WA

Education

2021  MFA 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) | presented by Pratt Fine Art Center |

  • 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 installation) | Densho Dinner |

  • 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 

  • 2021 Floating World | permanent installation | Google Kendall Square | Cambridge, MA

  • 2021 Kinship: The Inspiration of Artistic Connection | Arts Mid-Hudson | Poughkeepsie, NY

  • 2020 Homecoming | Reawakening the Buddha | teaching artist social practice museum intervention to reinvigorate Buddhist statues | Seattle Asian Art Museum | Seattle, WA

  • 2019 Duets | Space Gallery | Seattle, WA

  • 2019 Edwin T. Pratt: A Living History | 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

Teaching and Curating

  • 2020 Resident Critic | Lesley Art and Design MFA in Visual Arts | Cambridge, MA

  • 2020 Lecturer | Buddhist Art Practice | Woman in Buddhism Conference, presented by Seattle Buddhist Temple and Center for Buddhist Education | Berkeley, CA

  • 2020 Teaching Artist | Shifting Into Public Art | Lesley Art and Design MFA in Visual

  • Arts | Cambridge, MA

  • 2020 Curator | Reimagining the Future Through the Past | Web Exhibition | Washington State Arts Commission

  • 2017-today Inscape Residency Committee member | Seattle, WA

  • 2017 Juror | Seattle Center Poetry Garden Installations | Seattle Office of Art and Culture

Bibliography

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Ponnekanti, Rosemary, “’High Blood’ spills racial frustration at Spaceworks gallery,” The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, November 24, 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 and ArtsFund | Artist Residency and Grant

  • 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  Edge Program | Artist Trust | Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

Collections​

  • Google | Kendall Square | Cambridge, MA

  • Seattle Public Utilities | Seattle, WA

  • City of Seattle | Seattle, WA

Rosters

  • State of Washington Public Artist Roster

  • Sound Transit Public Artist Roster

  • City of Seattle Ethnic Artist Roster