Tara Tucker Resume

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b. Santa Barbara, CA, 1970

Education
1994 M.F.A Sculpture, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1992 B.F.A. Sculpture, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 steven zevitas / osp gallery, Boston, MA
2007 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Brackish Ways, Musée d’Honeur Miniscule, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
1994 CCAC Master of Fine Arts Show, Beast: A Domestic History,
The Oliver Art Center/Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA
1992 Tara Tucker: Sculpture, XerXes, Oakland, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Outside In, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
2011 The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, Curated by Mike Stilkey, LeBasse Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Animal Instincts, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, MI
2009 Natural Blunders, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2009 (un)Natural, diRosa Art Preserve, Napa, CA
2009 Front + Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2008 Contemporary Drawings and Works on Paper, Center for Dontemporary Arts, Sacramento, CA
2008 A Complicated Dominion, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Bestiaries, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Creature Feature, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Alumni at the Centennial, California College of the Arts, Oliver Art Center, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA
2006 Virus, Lobot Galler y, Oakland, CA
2006 Happiness for all the artists, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
2006 Fabulandia: Fauna, Curator: Lauren Davies, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
2005 Spatial Oddities, 33 Grand, Oakland, CA
2005 Kala Institute Artist's Annual Exhibition, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
2005 Better Than Real, Mixed Use Galler y, San Francisco, CA
2004 Inner Workings, Oakland Art Galler y, Oakland, CA
2004 The Drawing Room, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
2002 Orange, !hey! Galler y, Oakland, CA
2001 Side Show, Ardency Galler y, Oakland, CA
2001 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group 2001 Members Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2000 Paintings and Sculpture by Tara Tucker and Michael Hall, !hey! Galler y, Oakland, CA
2000 Group Show, !hey! Galler y, Oakland, CA
1999 BOW WOW! It's a Dog's Life, Bedford Galler y, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Home Spun, Nexus Galler y, Berkeley, CA.
1996 1708 Galler y Annual Show, 1708 Galler y, Richmond, Virginia
1996 Fourth Annual Luggage Show, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
1996 Countdown 2000, 1078 Galler y, Chico, CA
1993 Group show, The Blue/Green Galler y, Oakland, CA

Other Venues
2006 Los Angeles Contemporar y Exhibitions 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Los Angeles, CA
The LAB Art Auction, The LAB Galler y, San Francisco, CA
2005 Oakland Art Galler y Annual Art Auction, Oakland, CA
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004 Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2003 Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Sculpture featured in design studio, Haba Design, Oakland, CA
19th Annual Auction, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002 18th Annual Auction, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Puppet design and fabrication, Pericles Prince of Tyre, a play by William Shakespeare, Subterranean
Shakespeare Theater Company, Berkeley, CA
1998 Display design and fabrication, International Orchid Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Reviews and Catalogs

Visual Arts: Creative Vortex, ‘Happiness for All the Artists’, reviewed by Reyhamn Harmnanci,
San Francisco Chronicle 96 hours, 6/29/06
“Art Review: Fabulandia: Fauna”, Artbusiness.com, Januar y, 22, 2006
“Art review: Fabulandia: Fauna at the LAB”, reviewed by: Trippe, Fecal Face Dot Com, Januar y 14, 2006
“New Art Shows: Fabulandia: Fauna”, SF Gate.com Culture Blog, posted by Matt Petty, Januar y 19, 2006
Photos published of Fabulandia: Fauna, at the LAB in San Francisco, CA, by John Casey, Juxtapoz art
and cultural magazine, on the web Januar y 28, 2006
“All the Pretty Horse-Things, Fabulandia: Fauna, at the LAB,” Art review by Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly,
Januar y 25–31, 2006
“Visual Art: Fabulandia: Fauna at the LAB”, reviewed by Katie Kurtz, San Francisco Bay Guardian,
Januar y 25–31, 2006
“Reviews: ‘The Drawing Room’ at Kala Art Institute, by: David Buck, Art Week, April
“Reviews: ‘Orange’ at !hey! Galler y,” Art Week, May 2002 issue
”What’s Happening: Art in the East Bay,” The Monthly, September 2001
“Reviews: ‘Bow Wow! It’s a Dog’s Life,’” Art Week, December 1999 issue
“Ser ving Art,” The Montclarion, April 19,1996
“Critic’s Choice: Art,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Januar y 10, 1996
“Juror’s Humor Shows in Countdown 2000,” Chico Enterprise-Record, Januar y 27,1996

Professional Experience

2002- Art instructor, head of rug department, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
1999-02 Rug restoration, Claremont Rug Company, Oakland, CA
1989-94 Administrative assistant in charge of artist registr y and slide files,
The Oliver Art Center/Tecoah Bruce Galler y, Oakland, CA

Awards
2004 Kala Fellowship, Honorable Mention, one month residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
1993 Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation
Graduate Scholarship, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1992 Graduate Scholarship, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1991 All College Honors Award, Honorable Mention, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1988 A.I.C.A. Full One-Year Tuition Scholarship, The California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1988–92 Fine Art Scholarship, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
1988 Honorable Mention, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Visual Arts
1988 Top Honor, Visual Arts Competition, Awarded Full Four-Year Tuition, The College of Creative Studies, U.C. Santa Barbara