Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling myths and legends, issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work.

Tara exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and Melvins. Her array of art also includes creating toys with companies like Kidrobot, Dark Horse, and Toy2R, painted comics and covers for DC Vertigo, advertising and editorial illustrations for companies such as Wyden+Kennedy and Spin Magazine, and teaching a class at Parsons in NYC.

McPherson's art has been included in books such as Bunny In The Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Vol III, Lost Constellations; The Art of Tara McPherson Vol II, Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, The Art of Modern Rock, Illusive 2, Illustration Now!, SWAG and SWAG 2, and more. She has lectured at TedxBrooklyn, Semi-Permanent, Offset, Institute of Comtemporary Art London, OFFF, School of Visual Arts, University of Philippines, AIGA NYC, AIGA Austin, Columbus College of Art and Design, Parsons, The University of Arizona, MADE in Edmonton and Foyles London. Her art has been featured in the Oscar Award winning film Juno, on the cover of the Eisner Award winning anthology Popgun 3, and is in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In October 2012 she won Toy of the Year at the Designer Toy Awards for her 'Lilitu' figure produced by KidRobot.

Tara was born in San Francisco in 1976 and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center in Pasadena, CA in August 2001 with honors in Illustration and a minor in Fine Art. She interned at Rough Draft Studios, working on Matt Groening's "Futurama" during college.

She has been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Sony Magazine, Bust, Magnet, Elle, Marie Claire, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Clutter, Spin, MTV, Current TV, Swindle, CBC Radio, Super7, Inked, NY Press, LA Times, PBS, Paste, HOW, Step, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Metal Hammer, International Tattoo Art, AIGA, Seattle Times, LA Weekly, Gothamist, DC Comics, Punk Planet, Savage Tattoo and many more.

Some of her clients include DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Swatch, Dark Horse Comics, Kidrobot, Strangeco, SXSW, Spin, Pepsi, Fanta, Goldenvoice, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Revolver, Knitting Factory, Playstation 2, House of Blues, Punk Planet, Dogfish Head Brewery, Nike and Wyden+Kennedy among others.


Photo by Guenther Schwering






TARA MCPHERSON OFFICIAL BIO

Born on April 7th, 1976 in San Francisco, California
Lives and works in New York City


EDUCATION:

1997 - 2001, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. BFA in Illustration, Fine Art minor with Honors
1994 - 1997, Santa Monica College, California


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013
Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY. Wandering Luminations. October 19 - November 16.

2012
Vinyl On Vinyl, Makati City, Philippines. New Drawings. February 8 - March 8.

2010
Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY. The Bunny in the Moon. October 23 - November 20.

2009
Guru Gallery
, Mexico City, Mexico. Happy Love Bunny Bear. December 10 - February 4.
Choque Cultural Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil. We Will Rock You. August 8 - 29.
Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. Silent Heroes. July 9 - September 5.

2008
Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY. Lost Constellations. February 23 - March 22.

2006
Feinkunst-Krueger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. November 4 - 25.
KidRobot NYC, New York, NY. July 6 - 30.
BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA. Tara McPherson Rocks- A Poster Retrospective. May 6 - June 1.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. New Works. February 4 - March 3. Tara McPherson, DeeDee Cheriel, Aiko, Lindsey Way.

2011
Sea No Evil, Riverside, CA. Sea No Evil Art Show 2011.  June 25. 
The Cotton Candy Machine, New York, NY.  Tiny Trifecta.  April 9 - May 1.
Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. Song of the Sirens. March 26 - April 23.
Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA. INLE. March 11 - April 1.
Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy. Eau de Parfum. February 25 - April 16.
Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA. Suggestivism. February 5 - April 17.
Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA. Is This Thing On? An Artistic Tribute To Funny People. January 7 - January 29.

2010
Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK. Never Judge...? A Group Exhibition In Association with Penguin Books. December 3 - December 19.
Feinkunst Kruger, Hamburg, Germany. Rockers Original. September 4 - September 25.
Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. Lead Poisoning. July 10 - July 25.
Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Alternative Press - 25 Years. July 10 - July 23.
Carandente Museum, Spoleto, Italy. Pop Surrealism. June 26 - October 15.
Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. DRAW: MEXICO CITY. June 19 - August 15.
The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny. March 27 - July 26.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY. 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition. February 27 - March 27.
Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. Dark Pop II. January 9 - February 14.

2009
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy.  Apocalypse Wow!  November 7 - December 2.
Royal/T, Culver City, CA.  Three Apples - Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Exhibition.  October 23 - November 15.
La. Venue, New York, NY.  Harley Davidson Presents: Harley Davidson Presents: The Art of Rebellion NYC.  October 17.
The Showroom, New York, NY.  American Artifact Rock Poster Art Show.  October 15 - October 18.
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA.  Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy.  July 11 - October 4.
Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Harley Davidson Presents: The Art of Rebellion.  February 7.
Choque Cultural Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil. January 17- February 27. (with Jim Houser, Doze Green)

2008
Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy. Inside Nostalgia. October 31- December 31. (with Esao Andrews, Travis Louis)
Amadora International Comics Festival, Amadora, Portugal.  October 24 - 25.
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.  Beyond Baby Tattooville.  September 4 - October 24.
Feinkunst-Krueger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. 10 Year Anniversary of Feinkunst-Krueger.   October 4.
Galerie Slowboy, Dusseldorf, Germany.  Das Leben Ist Kein Ponyhof (Life Ain't No Ponyfarm).  September 23.

2007
Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY. March 31- April 28.
Audio Cinema, Portland, OR. Children of the Revolution. January 6.

2006
Fuse Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Eric Foss and Curse Mackey. October 28- December 5.
Front Room Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Jordan Isip and Roger Stevens . April 14.
MF Gallery, New York, NY. Girls! Girls! Girls! April 1- May 14.
OX-OP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Juxtapoz Show 2006. March 24- 25.
CBGB Gallery, New York, NY. Swear Bear Show. February 14.

2005
DVA Gallery, Chicago, IL. The Fine Print. December 3- January 3.
Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY. Fall/ Winter Group Show. November 19- December 24.
Super 7, San Francisco, CA. Super 7 Poster Show. November 19- January.
Kidrobot/Drive in Studios, New York, NY. The Munny Show. Benefit to Support Children Affected by Hurricane Katrina held in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. November 3.
Future Prospects Gallery, Araneta Center Cubao Quezon, Phillipines. Mystery Meat, works on paper curated by Jordin Isip. October 1- 29.
Toy Tokyo, New York, NY. 100 (Circus) Punks Rule NYC. September 30- october 20.
10-4 Good Buddy Collective, Los Angeles, CA. Group Show by13 Wheeler. August 13- September 13.
Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA. Graphic Noise. July 28- August 20.
Women's Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Paper Dolls. June 17- July 10.
Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA. I AM 8-BIT. April 19- May 20.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Everything But the Kitchen Sync Show. March 4- 27.

2004
Compound Gallery, Portland, OR. HIgh Octane. December 2- 31.
Tin Man Alley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Ghost Town. October 2- November 14.
Landmark Gallery, Lubbock, TX. Graphic Content- The Art of the New Music Poster. July 31- September 8.
Goodfoot Gallery, Portland, OR. The Art of Musical Maintenance. July 29- August 4.
Junc Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Inbred Silkscreen Show. July 16.
Toyroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Girly Show. July 15- 17.
M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA. 999. July 3.
Froden Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. A Day On the Lawn. June 25.
St. Bridges Design Gallery, London, UK. Fused Magazine POP, Touring Rock and Roll poster art exhibition. June 29- July 31.
Medicine Bar, Birmingham, UK. June 16- 27.
Halfway House, Wolverhampton, UK. May 10- June 13.
Chindogu Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK. Sugar Pants. May 22- June 19. (with Frank Kozik)
Bulls Head, Mosley, UK. April 12- May 2.
OX-OP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. XX Rated: The Double X Chromosome Group Show, Hosted by Christina Martinez. April 3- 30.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Everything But the Kitchen Sink Show. March 1.
M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA. Modern Love. February 14.
Blah Blah Gallery, online gallery. Wonder Years Lost: Featured Artist. February 2004.
Tin Man Alley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Big Men In Little Cars. January 10- February 15.

2003
10-4 Good Buddy Collective, San Diego, CA. What's Your 20?. December 20- January 25.
Star Shoes, Los Angeles, CA. December 17- January 17.
Culture Cache, San Francisco, CA. After School Special. November 8- December 7.
Gods and Monsters, Columbus, OH. Little Nightmares. October 31.
The Muse Gallery, San Diego, CA. June 14- July 7.
Art Coalition, North Hollywood, CA. Fame/ Infamy. May 1.
Culture Cache, San Francisco, CA. Robots Have Feelings Too, Curated by Jeff Soto. April 5.
Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA. August 29.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists. March 4.
Art Coalition, Los Angeles, CA. March 1.
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Sci- Fi Western Exhibit, Curated by Sunny Buick. January 23.

2002
Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA. November 23.
Ladyfest Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. November 8.
Vice, Los Angeles, CA. Release exhibit for Gristle #4 Art Magazine. November 8.
Zone 9 Flatfile Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. November 1.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. For Your Eyes Only. August 2- September 1.
Burning Brush Art Auction, Beverly Garland Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Playing With Fire- Memories of Childhood. May 26.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists. March 2.

2001
The Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Cannibal Flower. November 1.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists. October 1.
Blood Moon, Los Angeles, CA. October 1.
Burning Brush Art Auction, Bigfoot Lodge, Los Angeles, CA. August 1.
The Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Cannibal Flower. June 1.
Blessing of the Cars, Los Angeles, CA. June 1.
The Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Cannibal Flower. May 1.
Spiral Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Cannibal Flower. April 1.
Seeing Red Studio, Los Angeles, CA. Cannibal Flower. March 1.

2000
Burning Brush Art Auction, Bigfoot Lodge, Los Angeles, CA. October 1.
Wake Me When Im Famous, Los Angeles, CA. Halloween. October 31 (with Mark Heggie).
Wake Me When Im Famous, Los Angeles, CA. Honest Weight. August 1.
Blessing of the Cars, Los Angeles, CA. July 1.
Burning Brush Art Auction, Bigfoot Lodge, Los Angeles. June 1.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Uncommercial Art by Commercial Artists. March 1.

1997
Purple Gallery, Vista, CA. Corpus Spiriti: Spirit of the Body. May 2- 18.


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.
Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.


LECTURES:

2014
Semi-Permanet, Sydney, Australia. May  24.

2012
DeLasalle College, Manila, Philippines. February 8.
University of Philippines College of Fine Arts, Manila, Philippines. February 9.
Darkroom Army Lecture Series, Singapore City, Singapore. February 19.

2011
TedxBrooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. December 2.

2010
Graphika Manila, Manila, Philippines. August 7.
OFFF International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture, Paris, France. June 25.

2009
Comica, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom.  November 13.
Offset, Dublin, Ireland. November 3.
Semi-Permanet, Melbourne, and Perth, Australia.  October 9.
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH.  Tara McPherson Guest Lecture. February 23.

2008
ICON, New York, NY.  Gallery 101. July 5.
Stumptown Comic Festival, Portland, OR.  Tara McPherson Panel.  April 26.

2007
Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY. Illustration in the Age of Anxiety mini symposium. November 10.
MADE in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Women in Design Lecture Series. January 25.

2006
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. University Illustration Department Lecture. April 10.

2005
AIGA, New York, NY. Pretty Ugly presented by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. November 16.

2004
AIGA, Austin, TX. SXSW . March 19.


PUBLIC APPEARANCES:


2011
San Diego Comic Con 2011, San Diego, CA. Booth and signing. July 20 - 24.
Opera Gallery, New York, NY. 3D Artbook Signing. April 29
Flatstock 29, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo. March 16 - 19.
Cotton Candy Machine Brazilian Pop Up Tour:
     Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil. February 12
     La Cucaracha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. February 18.
     Quina Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. February 22.
     Porto Musical, Recife, Brazil. February 25.
Magic Love Hello Kitty Signing Tour:
     Kidrobot Miami, Miami, FL. November 10.
     Kidrobot New York, New York, NY. November 11.
     Kidrobot Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. November 12.

2010
New York Comic Con, New York, NY. Booth and signing. October 8 - 10.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, CA. Booth and signing. July 21 - 25.
Flatstock 24, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo. March 18 - 20.

2009
Orbital Comics, London, United Kingdom. In-store signing.  November 12.
That's Entertainment, Worcester, MA. Women of Comics signing. Septemeber 12.
Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA.  Guest of Honor.  September 4 - 7.
Brazilian Book Tour:
     Choque Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 8.
     Cabaret Do Beco, Porto Alegre, Brazil. August 13.
     Quina Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. August 15.
     Kitinete Bar, Curitiba, Brazil. August 17th.
     La Cucaracha, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. August 21.
La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA.  Book signing.  July 29.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, CA. Booth and signing. July 22 - 26.
European Lost Constellations & Gamma Mutant Space Friends Signing Tour:
     Forbidden Planet, London, United Kingdom.  June 11.
     Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom.  June 13.
     ArtToyz, Paris, France.  June 17.
     Slowboy Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany.  June 18.
     FB69 Gallery, Münster, Germany. June 19.
     Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.  June 20.
     Modern Graphics, Berlin, Germany.  June 25.
     Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria.  June 27.
     Perla Mode, Zürich, Switzerland. July 2.
     Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, Italy.  July 4.
     Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.  July 9.
     Kingpin Books, Lisbon, Portugual.  July 18.
MoCCA Art Festival, New York, NY.  June 6 - 7.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada.  Booth and signing.  May 9 - 10.
USA Gamma Mutant Space Friends & Lost Constellations Signing Tour:
     Kidrobot, New York, NY. April 23.
     Newbury Comics, Boston, MA.  April 24
     Rotofugi, 4-6pm, Chicago, IL. April 25.
     Diesel Fuel Prints, Portland, OR.  April 28.
     Kidrobot, San Francisco, CA.  April 29.
     Kidrobot, Los Angeles, CA.  April 30.
     Kidrobot, Miami, FL.  May 2.
     Magic Pony/Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto, Canada.  May 8.
Flatstock 20, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo. March 19 - 21.
La Cucaracha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In-Store Signing.  January 30.

2008
Amadora International Comics Festival
, Amadora, Portugal. October 24 - 25.
Flatstock 19 Europe, Hamburg, Germany.  Reeperbahn Festival poster convention.  September 25 - 27.
ZXZW, Tilburg, Netherlands.  Z-Stock Poster Art Expo.  September 19 - 21.
Forbidden Planet, London, England.  In-Store Signing.  September 17.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, CA. Booth and signing. July 24- 27.
MoCCA Art Festival, New York, NY.  June 7 - 8.
Stumptown Comic Festival, Portland, OR.  April 26 - 27.
New York Comic Con, New York, NY.  Signing with Dark Horse Comics.  April 18.
Kidrobot Pirate Store, New York, NY.  Tara McPherson Live Painting.  March 27.
Flatstock 16, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo. March 13 - 15.

2007
Kidrobot NYC, New York, NY. Bubble Yucky Dunny signing. November 15.
Baby Tatooville, Riverside, CA. October 5-7.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego, CA. Booth and signing. July 26- 29.
Mocca Art Festival, New York, NY. June 23- 24.
Atlanta Comics Expo, Atlanta, GA. April 21.
Kidrobot LA, Los Angeles, CA. Adventures of Ace and Ion toy release and signing. March 29.
Kidrobot SF, San Francisco, CA. Adventures of Ace and Ion toy release and signing. March 28.
Kidrobot, NYC, New York, NY. Adventures of Ace and Ion toy release and signing. March 27.
Flatstock 12, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo and panel. March 15 - 17.

2006
Lonely Heart European Book Tour:
      Iguapop Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. November 18
      Arkham Comics, Paris, France. November 15
      Buro Discount, Zurich, Switzerland. November 11
      Videodrom, Berlin, Germany. November 8
      Fienkunst-Krueger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. November 4
      Foyles, London, England. October 31
      Richard Goodall Gallery, Manchester, England. October 28
      Kidrobot NYC, New York, NY. October 12
Flatstock 11, Hamburg, Germany. Reeperbahn Festival poster convention. September 21- 23.
Diesel Fuel Prints Gallery, Portland, OR. Book release event with Dark Horse Comics. August 3.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, CA. Booth and signing with Frank Kozik. July 19- 23.
Flatstock 8, Austin, TX. SXSW Poster Art Expo. March 16- 18.

2005
Flatstock 7, Seattle, WA. Rock Poster Art Expo. September 3- 5.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. July 14- 17.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH. Panel and radio interview. June 10- 11.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada. May 28- 29.
Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA. April 9- 10.
Flatstock 6, Austin, TX. Rock Poster Art Convention. March 18- 19.
Portland Comic Con, Portland, OR. March 6.
Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, WA. February 5- 6.

2004
Flatstock 5, Seattle, WA. Rock Poster Art Expo. September 4- 6.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. July 22- 25.
Flatstock 4, Austin, TX. SXSW poster art expo and panel. March 19.
Portland Comic Con, Portland, OR. March 7.

2003
Flatstock 3, Seattle, WA. Rock Poster Art Expo. August 30- September 1.
San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. July 19.

2002
Flatstock 1, Cellspace, San Francisco, CA. Rock Poster Art Expo. September 28- 29.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

Bunny In The Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume III. Dark Horse. Milwaukie, OR 2012
The 3D Art Book. Eaton, Tristan. Prestel USA, New York, NY 2011.
The Art of Sketch Theatre Volume 1. Sketch Theatre. Baby Tattoo Books, Van Nuys, CA 2011.
Juxtapoz Erotica. Revelli, M.. Gingko Press, Inc. Berkeley, CA 2010.
Weirdo Noir: Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art. Jordan, Matt Dukes. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA 2010.
Dark Inspiration: Grotesque Illustrations, Art & Design. Viction:ary, North Point, Hong Kong 2010.
I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys. Budnitz, Paul. Abrams, New York, NY 2010.
Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century.
  Hayes, Clay. Quirk Books.  Philadelphia, PA 2009.
Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson Volume II. Dark Horse Press. Milwaukie, OR 2009.
Illusive 2: Contemporary Illustration and its Context. Klanten, Robert and Hendrik Hellige, eds. Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Berlin, Germany 2007.
Art of Modern Rock, Mini #1: A-Z.  KIng, Dennis. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA 2007.
Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson. Dark Horse Press. Milwaukie, OR 2006.
I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion. Budnitz, Paul. Harry N. Abrams. New York, NY 2006.
Swag 2. Drate, Spencer and Judith Salavetz. Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, NY 2005.
Illustration Now! Wiedemann, Julius, ed.Taschen, Cologne, Germany 2005.
Panda Meat: Source Book 1. Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA 2005.
The Art of Modern Rock. Grushkin, Paul and Dennis King. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 2004.
Swag. Drate, Spencer and Judith Salavetz. Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, NY 2004.


Publications/ Reviews

2011
MTV Geek, Webb, Charles, "Video Interview: Welcome to Tara McPherson's Cotton Candy Machine", (http://geek-news.mtv.com) March 21.

2010
Uno Magazine, Henares, Quark, "Heart Star: Myths, mutants and Manila madness with amazing artist Tara McPherson", pp.90 - 95, November.
The Philippine Star, Aquino Cruz, Jonty, "Tara McPherson: The New Queen of Hearts", August 27.
KCRW, Cotto, Mario, "Guest DJ Project - Tara McPherson", Santa Monica, CA, March 17.
The New York Times, Strausbaugh, John, "Street Art That's Finding A New Address", pp.26, March 7.
Maxim México, Morales, Abraham, "La Princesa Tatuada", pp. 28, February.

2009
ImagineFX, "Artist Portfolio: Tara McPherso", pp. 62 - 65, Octoboer.
Remix Magazine, Fahsbender, Frederico, "Tara Remix", no. 154, October.
Bang Art, "Tara McPherson - Vacanze Romane", pp. 20 - 23, no. 4, September.
Frankie Magazine, "The Art of Rock 'n' Roll - Tara McPherson", issue 31, September (with Illustration).
Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts, Brook, Stacey, "The Indefatigable Spirit of Williamsburg Artist Tara McPherson", September.
Playboy Brazil, "Tara! Tara! Tara!", p. 34, no. 411, August.
Revista O Globo, Sobral, Marcella, "Tara McPherson - Indie Americana", no. 264, August 16th.
LASANTA_CULTURA_VISUAL_EMPORIO, "Tara McPherson" pp. 116 - 123, no. 03 (with Illustration).
Format Online Magazine, Ship, Jesse, "Tara McPherson" (www.formatmag.com) June 7th.
Bizarre Magazine, Self, Bob, "Dark Art", pp. 38 - 39, no. 149, May (with Illustration).
FAZER Online Magazine, Bax, Mike, "An Interview with Tara McPherson", (www.fazermagazine.com) May 8th.
WeAr Global Magazine, Featured artist and cover, no. 1.
Working Class Magazine, Martin, Megan, "Tara McPherson", issue VII, April.
Streetwear Today, Hatch, Jordan, "Tara McPherson Re-Inventing the Heart", issue 27.

2008
SOMA Magazine, Masini, Fernanda, "Tara McPherson e as Constelacoes Perdidas", #008, pp. 40 - 47 (with Illustration).
High Fructose, Martin, Brad, "Tara McPherson", vol 9, pp. 34 - 38 (with Illustration).
Clutter Magazine, Whitehouse, Geoff, "Art of Darkness", issue 12 (with Illustration).
Marie Claire, "Project Colorize", July, p. 51.
Vanity Fair Germany, "Sterne, Herzen, Tierkostüme", June.
Elle Magazine, Deem, Megan,"Rock, Paper, Scissor Sisters", April, p. 222 (with Illustration).
Venus Zine, Martin, Megan, "Tara McPherson", 19 March (with Illustration).
NY Observer, Reagan, Gillian, "That Painter from Juno", 19 February.
Juxtapoz Online, Koroneos, George, "Photos: Lori Earley & Tara McPherson", 15 February.
Inked Magazine, Aydt, Rachel, "Tattooed People | Tara McPherson", volume 2, issue 3, pp. 34 - 35.

2007
Cut Out and Keep online magazine, Teasdale, Collette, "Comic Book Heroines", Issue 2 (with Illustration).
Candy online magazine, Bren B., "Tara McPherson v. BrenB." (with Illustration).
Stirato Poster Magazine, no. 5 (with Illustration).
Royal Flush, Bernstein, Josh, "Tara McPherson: She's the Owner of a Lonely Heart", Book 4, pp. 124- 125 (with Illustration).
Luminous, Fischer, Colleen, "A Natural Evolution", #01, pp. 68- 77 (with Illustration).
Box Magazine, "Art Box", cover and feature, Autumn, Volume 14, pp. 56- 62 (with Illustration).
Nylon, "Tara McPherson for KidRobot", August, p. 61.
Metal Hammer, "Art of Darkness" Feature, August (with Illustration).
Loop, "La Reina Oscura", May/ June, p. 7 (with Illustration).
Esquire, "Esky Music Awards: Best Concert Poster", April, p. 116 (with Illustration).
Draft, Daurer, Gregory, "The Label Game: Throw Them To The Dogfish", July/ August, p. 15 (with Illustration).
DPI, March, pp. 72- 77 (with Illustration).
Fields Edge, Carchidi, Jim, "Beck, Bronzino and Broken Hearts: An Interview with Tara McPherson", March.
Bust Magazine, Simms, Molly, "Owner of a Lonely Heart", February/ March, p.9 (with Photograph).
Juxtapoz, Paine, Jane, "Tara McPherson: (Un)Lonely Girl", January, pp. 72- 79 (with Illustration).
Zio, "Contemporary Show Poster Artists", Swindle, #09, p. 107 (with Illustration).

2006
Curve, Plato, Catherine, December, p. 16 (with Illustration).
Silver Bullet Comics online magazine, Lombardi, JD, "The Conversation: Tara McPherson", 19 October (with Illustration).
Hamburg: Pur, "Music is the Message", September, p.5 (with Illustration).
LIVE Extra, Stiekele, Annette, " Waschbar und Pudelmutze", 22 September, p. 4.
How Magazine, Pease, Carmen, August, p. 60 (with Illustration).
Low Art Magazine, Criminal, Danny F., "Inside the Universe of Tara McPherson", August, pp. 30- 39 (with Illustration).
LIfe in a Bungalow online magazine, Bungalow, Georgie, "An Interview with Tara McPherson" 17 August (with Illustration).
Juxtapoz, Tucker, Annie, "Showstoppers: Tara McPherson Rocks", July, pp. 71- 71 (with Photograph).
Kunststoff online magazine, Bilder, Mehr, "Tara McPherson", July (with Illustration).
OX Fanzine, Feratu, Ross, May, p. 17 (with Illlustration).
Design Week, Zappaterra, Yolanda, "Totally Weird", 18 May, p. 15 (with Illustration).
Coagula Art Journal, Crabapple, Molly, "Illlustrator's Vindication?", April #79, pp. 26, 27 (with Illustration).
The Austin Chronicle, Haupy, Melanie, "Girls Can Tell", 18 March, p. 31.
Step, Telford, Anne, "Drawn Talent", February, p.58 (with Illustration).

2005
Mesh Count, "Tara McPherson", Issue #2, pp. 27- 28 (with Illustration).
Spin Magazine, October, Illustration p. 131.
Empty, Riggio, Jay, "Seriously Driven", #05, pp. 36- 45 (with Illustration).
Low Magazine, cover and feature, November (with illustration).
Super 7 Magazine, "The Art of Tara McPherson", volume 3, issue 3 November, p. 53, (with Illustration), Additional article "One Lonely Punk", p.11 (with Illustration) & "To a Tee" p. 55 (with Image).
Gothamist online magazine, Bussel, Rachel Kramer, "Tara McPherson, Illustrator and Painter", 29 September.
Long Gone Loser, Dame, "Tara McPherson", issue 11, September, pp. 18-19 (with Illustration).
Paste, "Paste Persuasion: The Thriving World of Contemporary Concert- Poster Art", August/ September p.59 (with Illustration).
The Seattle Times, Davis, Boo, "Posters are the Rock Stars at Bumbershoot Exhibit", 28 August.
The Salt Lake City Tribune, Nalen, Dan, "Paper Dolls", 17 June.
The Plain Dealer, Soeder, John, "Poster Power", 3 June, p. 34 (with Illustration).
Punk Planet, Sinker, Daniel, #67 May/ June, pp. 38- 43 (with Illustration, including cover).
Cozytone online magazine, #11, February.
The News Tribune, 1 February, (with Illustration).
Magnet, Makino, Kazu, "Sound Design", January, p. 51 (with Illustration).
Spin, Loew, Kristina, "Top Billing", January, p. 38 (with Illustration).

2004
Gasoline, #8, Images on p.27 & 44.
Sky Ways News, "Rated XX (No Y Chromosomes)", p.23.
Crown Dozen online magazine, Barraclough, Adam, "Tara McPherson- Fine Art and Poster Prints", 28 December (with Illustration).
Fused, Issue 20, Cover & Feature, December.
Lemonade Magazine, Nicolson, Peter, "Tara McPherson", December, pp. 70- 73 (with Illustration).
Gaiman, Neil, "one of those rare posts thats only about one thing", online journal (neilgaiman.com), 13 September (with Illustration).
DC Vertigo Comics, Seijas, Casey, June.
Silver Bullets online magazine, O' Shea, Tim, "Tara McPherson: Q&A", (silverbulletinscomicbooks.com), 9 March.
Happy Magazine, Peirce, Daryll, "What's Your 20?", February.
Modern Fix, Downs, Gordon, "Tara McPherson", Issue 38, February, p. 34 (with Illustration).

2003
Atomica 1.1, Illustration pp. 52- 53.
Tattoo Savage, Artist Feature, pp. 3 & centerfold.
San Diego Fahrenheit Weekly, Baiocco, Rich, "10-4 Good Buddy Collective's What's Your 20? Art Show", December, p.24.
Skratch Magazine, cover illustration, November.
San Diego Fahrenheit Weekly, Cover painting and calendar cover art, September.
LA Weekly, featured painting, July.
International Tattoo, Cullison, Sherri, "Blurring the Lines, Tara McPherson", May, pp. 8- 11 (with Illustration).
Atomica, Gonzales, Rosetta, "Toys in the Attic", January/ February, pp.23- 29 (with Illustration).

2002
Tattoo Savage magazine supplement,"Fiercely Savage Art", pp. 20- 23 (with Illustration).
Burnout Magazine, "Tara McPherson", #13 September, p.25 (with Illustration).
Destroy All Monthly, Hernandez, Calixto, "An Artist Interview with Tara McPherson", August, p. 94 (with Illustration).
Zest, Stacey, Charlotte, "Naughty But Nice", April, p.57.