BIO

Radiating a latent violence, Tara Sharpe’s work complicates perceptions of beauty and myth. Layered and saturated colors combine with extraordinary interpretations of shape and scale to form a simultaneously empowering and erotic experience. Influenced by erotica and historical depictions of feminine beauty, Sharpe's work is often described as being from another era while simultaneously sharing secrets with the viewer.

Her work has been seen in galleries and exhibitions in Arizona, Florida, Michigan and New York. Private Collections include Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

EDUCATION

Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Visual Arts Graduate, West Palm Beach, Florida

School of Visual Arts, Full Scholarship for Residency Program, New York, New York

 

SELECT EXHIBITS

2017 Jolie Laide Paintings on Paper, Solo Show, The Artery, Phoenix, Arizona

2017 LOVE Small Works Show, The Artery, Phoenix, Arizona

2017 Nasty Women Phoenix, Grand Art Haus, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 Show Me What You Got, The Liquor Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

2016 SNOW, The Coe House, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 Gods & Monsters, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 NSFW, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 Ladies of the House, Icehouse, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 Focused, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2016 Square 16, The Liquor Gallery, Tempe, Arizona

2015 Tiny Works | Tiny Dances, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2015 Icelandia, Lotus Contemporary Art, Phoenix, Arizona

2015 AZ45 Exhibit, Tieken Gallery, Paradise Valley, Arizona

2015 McMuses, Instant Inspiration, Phoenix, Arizona

2015 Sirens and Serpents: The Art of Tara Sharpe, Solo Show, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2010 Regional Juried Art Exhibit, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, Michigan

2005 EG2 Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2003 Cooper Union, New York, New York

2001 Southern Exposure Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

2000 Dreyfoos Senior Exhibit, Habitat Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida

1998 Armory Juried Sculpture Show, Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, Florida