Bio

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Home is Scottsdale, Arizona

Theresa Tarara is a fine art photographer living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied at The University of Arizona in Tucson AZ majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from 1978 to 1980, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Photography at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2002.

 

To create her photographs she uses an iPhone, Adobe Photoshop Software on a Mac, a digital Pentax KS2, analogue film on a vintage Polaroid Land Camera, 35mm Olympus OM1, an Argus CS3 camera, a medium format Mamiya C330 and various camera less techniques. Her continued focus is to learn more about experimental hand made imagery combined with nineteenth century alternative photo processes. 

 

CV

Workshops

Filter Photo Festival

2020 Zoom Workshop: Visual Storytelling with Daniel Coburn

 

Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert Arizona

2019  Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2018  Beyond the Tube: Mixing Color, Andy Burgess

2018  Gum Over Platinum, Diana Bloomfield

2016  Salt Printing, Claire Warden

2016  Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2015  Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2014  The Ambrotype, Claire Warden

2012  Albumen Printing, Martha Casanave

2012  Van Dyke Printing, Carol Panaro-Smith

2011,2012,2013  Seven Week Seminar:Taking Your Work to the Next Level, Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek

 

Education

2002 BFA Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1985 BS Computer Science, DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, AZ             

1978-80 University of Arizona, Studied Photography/Studio Art, Tucson, AZ                 

 

Awards

2018 12th International Color Awards, Abstract, Professional, Nominee

2018 13th Black and White Spider Awards, Still Life, Professional, Nominee

2017 11th International Color Awards, Abstract, Professional, Nominee

2016 11th Black and White Spider Awards, Nature, Professional, Nominee

2016 10th International Color Awards, Americana, Professional, Nominee

2016  L.A. Photo Curator, ROOT, Honorable Mention, Juror: Susan Spiritus

2016  9th International Color Awards, Professional, Still Life, Honorable Mention, and Nominee

2014  7th Photography's Master Cup, Professional, Fine Art, Nominee

2014  9th Black & White Spider Awards, Professional, Abstract, Nominee

2013  5th Photography's Master Cup, Professional, Fine Art, Nominee

2013  5th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Single Image Award, Fine Art, Nominee

2012  7th Black and White Spider Awards, Amateur, Still Life, Nominee

Solo Exhibitions

1998   Imaginative Truths, Scottsdale Community College Library

Group Exhibitions

2021   Santa Fe Workshops (SFW) Zoom Webinar. Creativity Continues - Assignment: Altered Images w/Aline Smithson

2020   Shemer Art Center, Garden Musings Photography Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ

2020   Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Juror: Brett Abbott

2019   No Strangers Member Show, Art Intersection, Juror: Alan Fitzgerald

2019   Little by Little, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Peter Bugg

2019   Diversity: Alternative Paths in Contemporary Photography, Shootapalooza, Wichita Falls Museum of Art MSU, TX

2018   Unique: Alternative Processes 2018, ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror: Diana Bloomfield 

2017   L.A. Photo Curator, Alternative Techniques in Image-Making, Curator: Diana Bloomfield

2017   Taking Care, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis MN, Jurors: Terry Gydesen, Tom Baker

2017   Process Alternative, Light Leaked, Jurors: Claire A. Warden, David Emitt Adams

2017   No Strangers Member Show, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Alan Fitzgerald

2016   Next Level Art Exhibit, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ

2015   Favorite Photographs of 2015, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

2015   Still Life, The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center, Juror: Russel Joslin

2013   All Art Arizona, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Carol Panaro-Smith, James Hajicek

2013   Backyard, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

2013   Creatures, Kiernan Gallery, VA, Juror: Anne Berry

2013   Favorite Photographs, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

2012   Annual Silent Auction, Art Intersection

2012   Still Life:The Art of Arrangement, Kiernan Gallery, VA, Juror: Jason Landry

 

Exhibition Catalogues

2015   Still Life, The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center,  MN

2013   Creatures, Exhibition Catalogue Vol. XV, Blurb Books, The Kiernan Gallery, VA               

2012   Still Life: The Art of Arrangement, Exhibition Catalogue Vol. X, Blurb Books,The Kiernan Gallery, VA

                                

Memberships

The Arizona Photography Alliance

ArtIntersection Gallery

Shootapalooza, A Murmuration of Artists

Center for Creative Photography