September 2018


Las Vegas, Nevada
Opens September 21, 2018
Runs through September 23, 2018

 Every September thousands of inspired creators converge on 18 blocks in Downtown Las Vegas to enjoy a world that celebrates the beauty in ourselves and our surroundings. A world in which music and art transform, positivity prevails, imagination overwhelms and creativity thrives.

Life is Beautiful’s very-own “Crime on Canvas” art exhibit returns for the third year. Curated by M Modern Gallery, owners Jay Nailor & MiShell Modern enlist some of the world’s most prominent artists, allowing festival-goers a chance to view and purchase original artwork and rare prints.


San Francisco, California
Opens September 15, 2018 (Reception 6PM-9PM)

Modern Eden Gallery and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine are teaming up again in 2018 to present the second major group exhibition featuring some of the top names in the new contemporary genre. Following up on the success of Femme to Femme Fatale in 2016, this expanded exhibition presents new works by 70+ artists from across the globe. Stay tuned for more teasers as the exhibition approaches. Check our @moderneden or @beautifulbizarremagazine on instagram to follow the artist's progress.



Detroit, Michigan
Opens September 13, 2018
Runs through August 22, 2018

Over the past three years, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District. With the creation of these murals, each area has seen a significant visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood as well as increased traffic, additional economic development, and increased safety.

The Eastern Market-based street art festival will return this fall on Sept. 13, expanding from nine days to 10 days of painting and programming – including two Saturdays for the first time. The festival also will add a block party to its roster of auxiliary events like discussion panels and cultural tours.

Learn more HERE!

July 2018


Opens July 14, 2018
Runs through August 25, 2018

We are so excited to share our finalized tour dates for this summer! Tara McPherson & The Cotton Candy Machine are going on the road again with 18 pop up shops in 16 different cities! Beacon, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Denver, Casper, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Kansas City, St. Louis, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Syracuse!! Join us in this opportunity to meet Tara and shop our traveling selection of art prints, music posters, books, stickers, pins, buttons & more fun merchandise.

All of three of our Chicago dates are sponsored by Threadless Artists Shops, so join us for some rad new exclusive merchandise at Rotofugi, Flatstock at Pitchfork Music Festival, and Blick Art Materials in Chicago Loop!

Be on the lookout for some fun giveaways from Kidrobot at select dates on our tour! Plus our event in Denver at Black Book Gallery coincides with the Cryptid Dunny release! Come by to see my Nessie Dunny!

Hope to see you at one of the events... And remember, if you repost or share any of our event promos online, you'll get a free postcard when you come to a pop up and show us! Let us know you're coming on Facebook!

Summer Road Trip Pop Up Tour 2018

Sat July 14 • Beacon, NY
Clutter Gallery

Wed July 18 • Detroit, MI

Thu July 19 • Chicago, IL

Fri-Sun July 20-22 • Chicago, IL
Pitchfork Music Festival / Flatstock

Mon July 23 • Chicago, IL
Blick Art Materials / Loop

Tue July 24 • Minneapolis, MN
CO Exhibitions / Burlesque Of North America

Wed July 25 • Omaha, NE
Drastic Plastic Underground

Fri July 27 • Denver, CO
Black Book Gallery

Sat July 28 • Casper, WY
Art 321 / Casper Artists Guild

Sat Aug 4 • Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art

Thu Aug 9 • Las Vegas, NV
The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas

Sun Aug 12 • Mesa, AZ
Lulubell Gallery

Tue Aug 14 • Albuquerque, NM
Stranger Factory Gallery

Thu Aug 16 • Kansas City, MO

Noir Arts and Oddities

Fri Aug 17 • St. Louis, MO
City Museum

Sat Aug 18 • Louisville, KY
Ultra Pop

Thu Aug 23 • Pittsburgh, PA
Curiosity Shop

Sat Aug 25 • Syracuse, NY
Wildflowers Armory

Summer Road Trip Pop Up Tour

June 2018


Opens June 11, 2018
Runs through June 15, 2018


Opens June 09, 2018

 Taking place Saturday June 9th in Philadelphia at Tattooed Mom's! More info coming soon!

Learn more about TATTOOED MOM

Learn more about BLOODMILK

Brooklyn Expo Center
Brooklyn, New York
Opens June 02, 2018
Runs through May 03, 2018

 Taking place the weekend of June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 – at the awesome Brooklyn Expo Center. We can't wait to be alongside the shining stars of the Designer Toy, Kaiju & Sofubi, Beer, Food and underground art worlds!

Learn more about Five Points Fest


New York, New York
Opens June 01, 2018

Taking place Friday June 1, 2018 – the Designer Toy Awards celebrate the best of the industry’s artists, designers, and brands, as well as honoring those involved in championing Designer Toys throughout the world!

Learn more about The Designer Toy Awards

May 2018

PIQ Orlando
Orlando, Florida
Opens May 25, 2018 (Reception 6:30)

 We are excited to do our 2nd pop up shop with PIQ, this time at their awesome store in Orlando, FL!

Melbourne, Australia
Opens May 11, 2018

Outré Gallery is celebrating their 21st Anniversary by holding a specially curated group exhibition Beyond The Familiar, which will showcase a selection of original artworks by over 50 international artists.

March 2018

Road Trip Pop Up Tour 2018

Opens March 09, 2018
Runs through March 23, 2018

Join us as we embark on our 3rd epic road trip pop up tour, to Austin for Flatstock SXSW and back to NY! Planned cities include NYC, Akron, Louisville, Nashville, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Asheville! Check back often as we confirm venues to the tour!

Friday 3/9 • NYC
PIQ Grand Central Terminal
6 to 8pm

Sunday 3/11 • Akron, OH
Akron Art Museum
2 to 4pm

Monday 3/12 • Louisville, KY
The Limbo 
5 to 7pm

Tuesday 3/13 • Nashville, TN

The Loading Dock
5 to 7pm

March 15th to 17th • Austin, TX
Flatstock SXSW • Austin Convention Center
11am to 6pm

Sunday 3/18 • Houston, TX
Bedrock City • Washington Store
3 to 5pm

Wednesday 3/21 • New Orleans, LA

Red Truck Gallery
7 to 9pm

Thursday 3/22 • Atlanta, GA
Criminal Records
6 to 8pm

Friday 3/23 • Asheville, NC
Horse + Hero
6 to 8pm

Cotton Candy Machine

November 2017

Designer Con

Pasadena, California
Opens November 11, 2017
Runs through November 12, 2017

DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art!
Look for us in our second year at Booth 1624 in Hall C!! Be sure to grab the booklet with tara's cover and visit the booth for the exclusive print!

Pasadena Convention Center

Saturday November 11th - 10 am to 7pm
Sunday November 12th -
10 am to 5pm


Dorothy Circus Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Rome, Italy
Opens November 11, 2017
Runs through January 15, 2018

Pages From The Minds Travelers Diaries

After an intense and satisfying course of ten wonderful years, Dorothy Circus Gallery has finally reached its tenth birthday that will fall in 2017. For this unique occasion, Dorothy Circus Gallery will present two great group exhibitions, one in Rome, the other in London, were international, new and usual artists will set up an astonishing pop-surreal party paving the way for a brilliant course of future projects. Featuring Adam Wallacavage, Gary Baseman, Miss Van, Naoto Hattori, myself and more!

I have a new painting on paper I made for the exhibition entitled 'Ghosts Of Love'. Please contact the gallery here if you are interested in this piece. 

November 11th to January, 15th 2018

Adam Wallacavage (USA), Alessia Iannetti (IT),
Hikari Shimoda (JP), Gary Baseman (USA),
Kukula, (IL), Kwon Kyungyup (KR),
Millo (IT), Clementine de Chabaneix (FR),
Leila Ataya (RU), Miss Van (FR), Naoto Hattori (JP),
Natalie Shau (LT), Nouar (USA), Scott Musgrove (USA),
Tara McPherson (USA), Zoe Byland (CH),
Sas Christian (UK), John Brophy (CA),
Kris Lewis (USA), Amandine Urruty (FR),
Atsuko Goto (JP), Greg Craola (USA), Ozabu (JP)
and Rafael Silveira (BR).

Opening Reception Saturday November 11th
6 to 9.30pm


Spoke Art San Francisco
Spoke Art
San Francisco, CA
Opens November 05, 2017 (Reception 4 to 6pm)
Runs through November 05, 2017

 Join us at Spoke Art during our visit to San Francisco!! Tara hasn't done an event in SF in a very long time, so we're extra excited to come visit!

Spoke Art San Francisco

Pop Up Shop Sunday November 5th
4 to 6pm

Upper Playground / Fifty24 PDX

Portland, OR
Opens November 02, 2017
Runs through December 31, 2017

We are excited to head back to Portland again for another 2 month long pop up shop with our friends at Upper Playground! We will have all of our newest limited edition prints, plus many hard to find sold out ones, affordable lithographs, stickers, enamel pins, Dreamwell board games and more!

Runs November 2nd to December 31st, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday November 2nd
6 to 9pm

October 2017

A Journey into the Universe of Art Toys
Topic Tolosa
Tolosa, Spain
Opens October 21, 2017
Runs through March 01, 2018

 “A Journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition, since the year 2009, organized by Tolosa Puppets International Center – Topic Museum.

It will be open from 21th October 2017 until March 2018. And this will be the first museum in the world to examine the current artistic trend linked to the Art Toys in relation to the Puppets and with the objective in addition that the public can have a contemporary vision of the Universe of Art Toys.

An Art Toys Exhibition coordinated and directed by the Topic Museum, curated by Fran Picazo and organized and co-curated by the Art Toy Gama International Art Collective with the support of GKo Gallery in the city of Tolosa, province of Guipúzcoa, in the Basque Country, Spain.

More than 50 artists of different trends and disciplines from 16 countries.

New York Comic Con
Javits Center
Opens October 05, 2017
Runs through October 08, 2017

New York Comic Con is the East Coast's largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City! Come see us at Booth 682!!!

Tara McPherson Signing Times

Booth 682 - 2 to 3pm

Booth 682 - 11am to Noon
Kidrobot - 1 to 2pm

Booth 682 - 11am to Noon
Kidrobot - 1 to 2pm

Booth 682 - 2 to 3pm


September 2017

2nd Oddities Flea Market
Brooklyn Bazaar

Opens September 30, 2017 (Reception 12PM)
Runs through October 01, 2017

You will find Tara McPherson and the Cotton Candy Machine attending the most curious event in NYC!

Following the overwhelming success of the first Oddities Market, Ryan Matthew Cohn is returning to the Brooklyn Bazaar for the 2nd Oddities Flea Market hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn and in partnership with Atlas Obscura. Inside, you’ll find a wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, bizarre flair, and much more.

This event features 42 incredible vendors, the doors open to the public at 12 p.m., you can pursue as long as you wish on both days until 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Bazaar also has a plethora of amazing offerings. Our event will feature three floors of vendors-with an expanded lower floor, Golden Brown’s restaurant, two ATMs on site, and three bars with specialty drinks!
2nd Oddities Flea Market

Life is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas

Opens September 22, 2017
Runs through September 24, 2017

The Life is Beautiful festival is a 3-day multmedia event that features an incredible line up of musicians, and artists like myself, Mark Ryden, Joe Sorren, the Gorillaz, and more! Taking place in Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful festival is a celebration, uniting people who love music, art, food and ideas. Experience the stages, dance to the music, hear stories, try the food, hug a new friend, explore the art and meet people who will change your life.

Join us at the Life is Beautiful festival for a wonderful selection of limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, pins and buttons, stickers, postcards, and more.

3-Day GA tickets are currently sold out, but you can purchase Single Day tickets starting Thursday, May 4th at 10AM PST here.

July 2017

Summer Road Trip Pop Up Tour

Opens July 08, 2017
Runs through July 21, 2017

Summer 2017 Road Trip Pop Up Tour!
July 7th to 21st, 2017

Tara McPherson and Cotton Candy Machine are heading off on another Pop Up Tour for the Summer! We are traveling to 7 cities, including Pitchfork's Music Festival in Chicago. Each Pop Up will be full of Tara’s art, available as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, pins and buttons, puzzles and more. It's totally going to be a lot of fun and we’re always excited to meet all of you in person!

Sat 7/8 - Inner State Gallery - Detroit, MI
Sun 7/9 - Monster Gallery - Indianapolis, IN
Thurs 7/13 - Rotofugi Gallery - Chicago, IL
Fri 7/14 - Sun 7/16 - Flatstock - Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
Wed 7/19 - Curiosity Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
Thurs 7/20 - Art Whino - Washington, DC
Fri 7/21 - Arch Enemy Arts - Philadelphia, PA

June 2017

Industry Of Imagination
Massey University
Wellington, New Zealand
Opens June 02, 2017
Runs through June 10, 2017

I am so pleased to be a guest at the Industry Of Imagination event in Wellington, New Zealand! White Cloud Worlds Presents INDUSTRY OF IMAGINATION
Inspiration and education from masters of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Pop Surrealism.

Armageddon June 3-5th 2017, Westpac Stadium
Armageddon is this Queens Birthday long weekend June 3-5th for three amazing days of geek glory! Join Tara McPherson at her booth for loads of prints, stickers, and more!


Saturday June 3rd – Sunday June 11th, Academy Galleries
Come and explore work from their own imaginary worlds and don’t miss this great show at the Academy Galleries in Wellington. Tara will be exhibiting some recent original character paintings on paper. 10am to 5pm Daily.

Wednesday June 7th & Thursday June 8th, 9am to 6pm, Massey University

‘Industry of Imagination’ is proud to bring together a selection of masterclasses tutored by leading international and local artists in science fiction, fantasy and pop surrealism. Come and participate in masterclasses encompassing world building, visual storytelling, concept design, toy design, illustration and oil painting. If you love the challenge of creating your own worlds and characters, the ‘Industry of Imagination’ masterclasses are the place to turn your art and imagination into a reality.

Learn the technique of Tara McPherson’s smoothly crafted oil paintings, with a focus on paint application and color mixing. Students will draw and paint a small portrait in this 2 day masterclass, learning how to paint smooth fades and skin tones, and crisp clean lines. - Class is sold out thank you!


Saturday June 10th, Massey University
‘Industry of Imagination’ brings together a spectacular line-up of leading international and local artists from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy and pop surrealism. Now into its second year, this Wellington event shares how these experts create imaginary worlds for film, television, publishing and games. Join Tara McPherson for her keynote speech about her art and career.

Industry Of Imagination

May 2017

Five Points Festival
Pier 36
Opens May 20, 2017
Runs through May 21, 2017

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics. A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

Five Points Fest

FICE Gallery Pop-Up Shop!
FICE Gallery
Salt Lake City
Opens May 07, 2017
Runs through May 07, 2017

 Get excited Salt Lake City!! Coming up this Sunday, May 7th from 3PM - 5PM you will find Tara McPherson will be at FICE Gallery! At Tara's table, there will be no shortage of exciting things for purchase! Items such as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, iPhone cases, pins and buttons, her board game Dreamwell, puzzles and more. We are so excited to have some time to hang at FICE Gallery! It will certainly be a ton of fun.

April 2017

MoCCA Arts Fest

Opens April 01, 2017
Runs through April 02, 2017

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society's broader mission to serve as Manhattan's singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Poster by Becky Cloonan

Society of Illustrators

March 2017

Road Trip Pop Up Tour 2017

Opens March 12, 2017
Runs through March 26, 2017

Tara McPherson and Cotton Candy Machine are heading off on another Pop Up Tour! We are traveling to 9 cities, heading south and back to catch an early taste of Spring. Each Pop Up will be full of Tara’s art, available as limited edition prints, rock posters, screen prints, stickers, postcards, iPhone cases, pin’s and buttons, her board game Dreamwell, puzzles and more. These dates will be extra special because Threadless and Artist Shops are helping to sponsor the tour. All thanks to them we’ll have a wide range of shirts and some of the other goodies they make in collaboration with Tara McPherson! It's sure to be a lot of fun and we’re always excited to meet all of you in person!

Sun 3/12 Akron - Akron Museum 2-4pm
Mon 3/13 Nashville - Fond Object 5-7pm
Thur 3/16-18 Austin - Flatstock SXSW 11-6pm
Sun 3/19 Houston - Insomnia VGC 4-6pm
Tues 3/21 New Orleans - Red Truck 7pm
Wed 3/22 Atlanta - Criminal Records 7-8pm
Thur 3/23 Savannah - Sulfer Studios 5-7pm
Fri 3/24 Asheville - Horse + Hero 6-8pm
Sat 3/25 Richmond
- Quirk Boutique 4-6pm

February 2017

Jonathan LeVine Projects

Jersey City
Opens February 18, 2017
Runs through March 18, 2017

My newest oil painting 'Precarious Position' is part of WELCOME TO NEW JERSEY the inaugural exhibition of Jonathan LevVine Projects new location in Jersey City.

This painting is about the cycle of creation and destruction. Trihydrogen cations are the most abundant molecular ions in interstellar space. Created by collisions with cosmic rays exciting hydrogen molecules into a positive ionic charge. In their destruction create water, carbon, and photons, aiding newly formed stars in their cooling process. The simplest element in the universe and one of the most powerful!

Group exhibition featuring Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alex Diamond, Alessandro Gallo, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Joel Rea, John Jacobsmeyer, Josh Agle (Shag), Kazuki Takamatsu, Mab Graves, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Matt Leines, Matthew Grabelsky, Miss Van, Nick Walker, Nychos, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson & Tristan Eaton

February 18th to March 18th, 2017

For painting inquiries please email the gallery here.
888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306


Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu, HI

Opens February 12, 2017
Runs through February 17, 2017

POW! WOW! Exploring the New Contemporary Movement

This massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on O‘ahu and the world over via social media, handpicked by one of the movement’s most prolific and respected galleries.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner


Turn The Page : The First 10 Years Of Hi-Fructose
Akron, OH
Akron Art Museum
Opens February 11, 2017
Runs through May 11, 2017

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. Despite differing levels of recognition, all the artists have a distinctive voice and vision. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view their original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.

These diverse artists each demonstrate mastery of their chosen media—their work is characterized by vividly colored imagery that is graphically and carefully rendered with high attention to detail. From oil paintings and drawings, to porcelain and bronze sculptures, to video and mixed media artworks, both new and traditional artistic processes are represented. The subjects, images and ideas expressed in these artworks, however, are decidedly contemporary, responding to the world as we see it today. Though the artworks in Turn the Page are often informed by art history, they are also equally influenced by popular culture, current politics and globalization.

Jennybird Alcantara, Barnaby Barford, Chris Berens, Tim Biskup, Tiffany Bozic, Ray Caesar, Victor Castillo, Beth Cavener, Kevin Cyr, Wim Delvoye, Gehard Demetz, Brian Dettmer, Fulvio Di Piazza, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, AJ Fosik, Camille Rose Garcia, Jeremy Geddes, Sam Gibbons, Femke Hiemstra, Scott Hove, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi, Travis Louie, Kate MacDowell, MARS-1, Marco Mazzoni, Brian McCarty, Tara McPherson, Scott Musgrove, Yoshitomo Nara, Lisa Nilsson, Olek, Parra, Marion Peck, Jean-Pierre Roy, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Tracey Snelling, Jeff Soto, Kazuki Takamatsu, Gary Taxali, Mark Dean Veca, Nicola Verlato, Wayne White, Kehinde Wiley, Martin Wittfooth and Erwin Wurm.

Exhibition Tour:

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) May 22 - December 31, 2016
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio. February 10 - May 7, 2017
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. June 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Akron Art Museum

December 2016

Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art
Virginia Beach, VA

Opens December 08, 2016
Runs through December 10, 2016

Master Class and Artist Talk with Tara McPherson

Artist Talk - Thursday December 8,  6.30pm
Master Class - Saturday December 10th, 10am to 3pm

MOCA welcomes New York based artist Tara McPherson for an artist talk and Q&A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. McPherson uses portraiture to give us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherworldly characters. Join us for this exclusive public conversation about her work and unique artistic process. For questions or to make reservations and ticket purchases by phone, please call 757-425-0000 x 310 to reach Visitor Services.
Artist Talk - Thursday December 8, 6.30pm
MOCA Members Free / Non-members $5

Join exhibiting artist Tara McPherson for a Master Class which will focus on color mixing and a quick painting/rendering session in oils. McPherson will discuss how she builds up the layers in her work to give them such smooth, perfect textures that many people mistake for computer work. She will be working on a small in progress oil painting to showcase the buildup of skin tones and other elements.
Master Class - Saturday December 10th, 10am to 3pm
MOCA Members $100 / Non-members $115


November 2016

Designer Con
Pasadena, CA

Opens November 19, 2016
Runs through November 20, 2016

Designer Con
November 19th to 20th, 2016
We will have a booth for the first time! Booth 1713

I will be doing a panel caled 'I'm With Her... Toys' along with Junko Mizuno, Julie B, and Whitney Kerr. Saturday Nov 19th at 1pm

I'll also be signing for my new print release at Print On Wood at Noon on Sunday. Booth 512

Pasadena Convention Center, CA


October 2016

Meltdown Comics Pop Up Shop
Hollywood, CA

Opens October 22, 2016

Join us for a pop up shop at the awesome Meltdown Comics! I will have prints, books, and small merchandise for sale!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
7pm on October 22nd, 2016



Opens October 06, 2016
Runs through October 09, 2016

New York Comic Con
October 6th to 9th, 2016
We will have a booth in The Block!
Javits Center, NYC


July 2016

Garden State Comic Fest

Opens July 09, 2016
Runs through July 10, 2016

I will be a guest at the Garden State Comic Fest!
William G Mennen Sports Arena, Morristown, NJ
July 9-10th, 2016

Garden State Comic Con

June 2016

Museum of American Illustration

Opens June 08, 2016
Runs through August 20, 2016

The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the opening reception for 'Point of Vision' Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Friday, June 10, 2016
6:30 PM

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street
New York, NY

Society of Illustrators

Roq La Rue - CCM Pop Up
Seattle, WA

Opens June 04, 2016

We are doing a Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up! Join us for lots of art prints, rock posters and merch!

Opening Event Saturday June 4th
2 to 4pm

Roq La Rue

Fifty24 PDX - CCM Pop Up
Portland, OR

Opens June 02, 2016
Runs through July 31, 2016

We are doing a Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up at Upper Playground's Gallery, Fifty24 PDX, along with new print releases by Lori Nelson, Tina Lugo and myself! Join us for prints, fun merch, art books and more!

Opening Event Thursday June 2nd
6 to 9pm

Fifty24 PDX

May 2016

Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art

Virginia Beach, VA
Opens May 20, 2016
Runs through December 31, 2016

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, Hi-Fructose. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations – MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contemporary art that is informative, imaginative and relevant. This multi-faceted exhibition will feature artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, painting, ceramics, and photography as well as interactive community outreach and satellite exhibitions. A wide selection of educational programming, film screenings, panel discussions, and events will provide the public an opportunity to interact with the art and artists in exciting new ways.

Save the date for my workshop and guest lecture, December 8-10th, 2016.

Virginia MOCA

April 2016

Indiana Comic Con
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Opens April 29, 2016
Runs through May 01, 2016

I will be a guest at this years Indiana Comic Con!

Indiana Comic Con

East Coast Comic Con
Meadowlands Expo Center
Secaucus, NJ
Opens April 16, 2016

Cotton Candy Machine will have a booth, and Tara McPherson will be doing signings!

April 16th to 17th, 2016

East Coast Comic Con

March 2016

Cotton Candy Machine Road Trip Pop-Up Tour

Opens March 11, 2016
Runs through March 29, 2016

Cotton Candy Machine is taking a road trip! We'll be bringing my limited edition art prints, rock posters, art books and other goodies to sweeten up each city we visit. I will also be doing signing events at each stop!

We will be making 8 stops on our Pop-Up Tour!

March 11th: Spiritus Tattoo, Columbus, OH - 8pm
March 12th: Fond Object, Nashville, TN - 5pm
March 17th - 19th: Flatstock SXSW, Austin, TX
March 20th: Insomnia, Houston, TX - 4pm
March 23rd: Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA - 7pm
March 24th: Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA - 7pm
March 27th: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virgina Beach, VA -
1pm to 3pm
March 29th:
Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE - 3pm to 5pm

More info on the Cotton Candy Machine Blog!

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Opens March 05, 2016
Runs through April 02, 2016

 2 Person exhibition with Victor Castillo.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

October 2015

New York Comic Con
Javits Center
Opens October 08, 2015 (Reception 10-7)
Runs through October 11, 2015

 Look for the Cotton Candy Machine booth #122 in The Block!


August 2015

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Poster Rock
Hamburg, Germany
Opens August 21, 2015
Runs through January 03, 2016

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is putting on the first show of its kind in Europe – an exhibition of concert posters including around 140 silkscreens and an array of smaller prints. The limited stock of autographed sheets made by artists with a love of music have become internationally sought-after collector’s items. The first so-called “gig posters” appeared in the 1980s in response to the commercialization of the music industry. Rock, punk, heavy metal and grunge, which all started out as protest movements, were marketed by the record labels using glossy campaigns designed to appeal to a broad public. By contrast, young artists like Frank Kozik interpreted the music and performances of their favourite bands, such as Sonic Youth or The Melvins, with motifs that were bold, colourful and often ironic.

The posters – produced in small editions and always with the bands’ consent – were primarily intended for the fans. This gave rise to an international movement, which has been showcased on a shared website,, since 2000 and was the genesis of the Flatstock Poster Convention. The screen printers meet on the sidelines of major rock festivals and present their work. The first Flatstock Poster Convention took place in San Francisco in 2002, and in the meantime Austin – which hosts the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), the scene’s biggest annual get-together – has emerged as a new centre for the movement. The Texan capital is also home to the American Poster Institute, which coordinates and organizes the conventions.

The work includes posters for the bands Sonic Youth and The Melvins, with one section devoted to each of the most important artists: Art Chantry, Coop (Chris Cooper), Mat Daly, Justin Hampton, Derek Hess, Frank Kozik, Dan MacAdam aka Crosshair, Tara McPherson, Jay Ryan, and the artists’ collective Fort Thunder. The exhibition was developed in cooperation with the Hamburg gallery Feinkunst Krüger, the Flatstock Poster Convention and the Reeperbahn Festival.


June 2015

Dorothy Circus Gallery
Dorothy Circus Gallery
Opens June 06, 2015

'I Know It By Heart'
Solo Exhibition

June 11th to July 23rd, 2015
Opening Reception June 11th

To be put on the preview list please email the gallery here.


March 2015

Flatstock 48 SXSW
Austin Convention Center
Austin , TX
Opens March 19, 2015
Runs through March 21, 2015

Presented by the American Poster Institute (API), Flatstock 48 will display the works of the world's top gig poster artists. The show runs March 19-21 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the very artists who created them.

The American Poster Institute is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving the poster artist community and promoting the art form. The Flatstock shows provide the American Poster Institute with a way to present poster artists collectively while showcasing the breadth of styles they represent.

The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. Flatstock provides an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who created it.

Free and Open to the Public!

Thursday, March 19th to Saturday, March 21st
11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day

Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4


February 2015

Juxtapoz 20 Years Under the Influence
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Opens February 21, 2015
Runs through April 18, 2015

Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Adam Miller, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Ausgang, Aron Wiesenfeld, Audrey Kawasaki, Bezt, Billy Norrby, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Candice Tripp, Chet Zar, Chris Mars, Christine Wu, CR Stecyk, Cryptik, Curiot, Dabs Myla, Dan Quintana, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, David Molesky, EINE, Elizabeth McGrath, Eric Fortune, Erik Jones, Ernest Zacharevic, Esao Andrews, Femke Hiemstra, Fuco Ueda, Glenn Barr, Heidi Tailifer, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Jacub Gagnon, James Marshall, Jeff Ramirez, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Jim Houser, Joanne Nam, Joao Ruas, Joe Sorren, Joe Vaux, John Brophy, Jon Swihart, Joram Roukes, Josh Keyes, Kazu Tsuji, Kevin Peterson, Kikyz 1313, Know Hope, Kozyndan, Kris Kuksi, KuKula, Kwon Kyung-yup, Linnea Strid, Low Bros, Luke Chueh, Luke Hillestad, Marco Mazzoni, Margaret Keane, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Garro, Mark Ryden, Matt Dangler, Michael Hussar, Mike Davis, Miss Van, Naoto Hattori, Natalia Fabia, Niagara, Nick Sheehy, Nicola Verlato, Nikko Hurtado, Nosego, Odd Nerdrum, Peter Ferguson, Rob Sato, Robert S. Connett, Ryan Heshka, Sainer, Sandra Chevrier, Scott Radke, Sergio Garcia, Seth Armstrong, Shag, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tran Nguyen, Tristan Eaton, Troy Coulterman, Word To Mother, Yoko d’Holbachie, and Yosuke Ueno

Please contact Copro Gallery for sales information here.


December 2014

Dorothy Circus Gallery at Scope Miami
Miami Beach
Opens December 02, 2014
Runs through December 07, 2014

Scope Miami Beach 2014, International Contemporary Art Show

December 2nd till December 7th 2014

Joe Sorren
Ray Caesar
Nicoletta Ceccoli
Kazuki Takamatsu
Tara McPherson
Veronica Montanino


November 2014

Pardon My French
Marcas Gallery
Santa Ana
Opens November 08, 2014
Runs through November 30, 2014

Group Show curated by Tomi Monstre

Jessicka Addams / Polly Borland / Heather Carlton / Natalia Fabia / Ashley Fisher
Korin Faught / JR Goldberg / Gosia / Julia Sonmi Heglund / Karen Hsaio
Stephanie Inagaki / Sylvia Ji / Aimee Kuester / Aya Masuda / Miss Mindy
Tara McPherson / Sarah Muirhead / Veronica Rodrigues Lima / Misaki Sawada
Danni Shinya / Suzy Splab / WishCandy / Jasmine Worth / Christine Wu


October 2014

Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery Visits Berlin
Urban Nation
Opens October 25, 2014
Runs through November 28, 2014

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from New York City: Jonathan LeVine Gallery Visits Berlin, a group exhibition presented in association with Urban Nation as part of their ongoing series, Project M.

Urban Nation will be the first museum worldwide to exclusively collect and exhibit contemporary graffiti and street art. In anticipation of the museum opening, the organization has invited internationally acclaimed artists and curators to be a part of Project M, an ongoing art initiative with the goal of promoting community and creative exchange. The three aspects of Project M include a group exhibition, a mural and ten paintings placed in the window panels of the institution.

Greetings from New York City, curated by Jonathan LeVine, will be the sixth installment of Project M and includes work by twelve artists: AJ Fosik, DALeast, Dan Witz, EVOL, Faile, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Kevin Cyr, Nychos, Olek, Saner and Tara McPherson.


September 2014

Blab! Show
Copro Gallery
Santa Monica
Opens September 13, 2014
Runs through October 04, 2014

Copro Gallery presents THE NINTH ANNUAL BLAB! group art exhibition. This will be the 9th BLAB exhibition with Copro Gallery curated by Monte Beauchamp. The current 2014 group exhibition will feature art from the forthcoming BLAB WORLD 3.


August 2014

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Opens August 02, 2014 (Reception 8 to 11pm)
Runs through August 30, 2014

A three woman show with Audrey Kawasaki, Tara McPherson, and DeeDee Cheriel.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

May 2014

Semi Permement
Opens May 24, 2014
Runs through May 25, 2014

Like a two-headed hybrid of conference and festival, the aim of Semi-Permanent is to celebrate and inspire creatives of all kinds with parties, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, installations and talks from some top-class speakers across several artistic fields. This time around, speakers include skateboarding legends Tony Hawk and Corbin Harris, as well as Thierry Guetta, AKA Mr Brainwash, the star of Banksy's 2010 documentary (or mockumentary?) Exit Through The Gift Shop. But it doesn't stop there - other names you may know on the lineup are photographers Cheryl Dunn and Ben Lowy, and illustrator Tara McPherson, all from New York City.


Juxtapoz 20th Anniversary
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Opens May 15, 2014
Runs through June 14, 2014

Clayton Brothers, Ron English, Josh Keyes, Camille Rose Garcia, James Jean, Alex Gross,  Shepard Fairey, Faile, Todd Schorr, Kathy Schorr, Dennis McNett, Shag, Swoon, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto., Tim Biskup, Todd James, Alex Pardee, Neck Face, Frank Kozik, Coop, Dalek, How and Nosm, Don Ed Hardy, Parra, Crayola, Tara McPherson, Andrew Schoultz and more.


February 2014

Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
Custom Rock Garage
Opens February 13, 2014 (Reception 8pm)
Runs through March 13, 2014

Tara is coming back to Mexico City!!

We are very excited to be doing a Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up in DF curated by Guru Gallery! Come join us opening night for this fun event! We will be bringing original drawings, small paintings, books, prints, and toys by Tara McPherson, as well as a small selection of prints by our favorite CCM artists!
February 13th to March 13, 2014

Please RSVP to to attend the opening reception.

Opening Reception
Thursday February 13th at 8pm
Custom Rock Garage curated by Guru Galeria
Av. Álvaro Obregón 23, Col. Roma Norte, Del. Cuahutémoc, 06700 Mexico City
+52 55 5511 7715

Also Tara is going to DJ at Caradura on Valentines Day! Friday February 14th, Doors at 9pm, Tara DJ's at 11pm. Please join us for a little dance party!

December 2013

Lacrima Aquarium Museum

Opens December 06, 2013
Runs through December 30, 2013

Lacrima Aquarium is a project curated by Alexandra Mazzanti and Giorgio de Finis, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery Dorothy Circus in Rome.

The exhibition is dedicated to the most essential and female element, the water and its possible memory which can feed and rebuild our lives. Lacrima Aquarium brings to the stage the works of 33 artists, painters and sculptors fromscene from the new international pop surrealism scene, which represents the vanguard of contemporary figurative art. The artworks some from private collections, some brand new, composed on the theme of Water, will express through a dreamlike vision, the meaning of what the “Mother Tear” brings inside itself of the collective imaginary. Drop by drop the artists will create for the inspiring hall of the Roman Aquarium the ghost of a mother’s womb able to accept new doctrines, dreams and thoughts.

Esao Andrews, Chris Berens, Miss Van, Ray Caesar, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Scott Musgrove, Tara McPherson, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Natalie Shau, Marion Peck, Crystal Chan, Afarin Sajedi, Zoe Byland, Seven Moods, Marco Tarascio, Clementine De Chabaneix, Naoto Hattori, Leila Ataya, Adam Wallacavage, Francesca Romana Di Nunzio, Kukula, Camille Rose Garcia, Aron Wiesenfeld, Mr. Klevra, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kwon Kyungyup, Alessia Iannetti, Paolo Guido and Anastasia Kurakina.

Please contact the gallery for pricing information.

Dorothy Circus Gallery

Message In A Bottle
Scope - Art Basel Miami

Opens December 03, 2013
Runs through November 08, 2013

Message in a Bottle explores the romantic history of blindly throwing messages to sea, leaving it to the hands of fate to deliver them to their intended recipient. Visitors are invited into a maritime ship chandlery, where contemporary artists have created their own message for the ages, captured inside bottles and waiting to be unlocked by their new owners. A special animation by Beau Stanton will further the seafaring fantasy.

Scope Miami Beach 2013
December 3 - 8
Curated by Lori Zimmer

Scope 2013

November 2013

Double Rainbow Diana Mini Camera Release Party
Lomography Store
Opens November 15, 2013 (Reception 6 to 8pm)

Join us for a lil event party for the release of Tara McPherson's new Diana Mini camera at the Lomography store in NYC!

Friday November 15th

6 to 7pm - Wine, Shopping and Conversation!
7 to 8pm - Tara will be signing cameras!

We hope to see you there!
41 W 8th St (in the West Village btwn 5th and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 529-4353

October 2013

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens October 19, 2013
Runs through November 16, 2013

Wandering Luminations - Solo Exhibition

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

August 2013

The Future Is Now

Opens August 01, 2013 (Reception 6 to 10pm)
Runs through August 04, 2013

The Future Is Now is a group exhibition featuring works by Specter, NDA, ELLE DEAD SEX, Adam Dare, Joseph Ferm, John Arthur Carr, NOBODY, Steve Cogle, Jordan Betten , Ross Brodar, Billy Mode, Cern, Chris Stain, Deborah Yoon, Hellbent, Joe Iurato, John Breiner, John Fekner, Leon Reid, Mike Fitzsimmons, Skewville, Thundercut, Michael Holman, William Quigley, Kimyon Huggins, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, David Hollier, Kool Kid Kreyola, Adam Ludwig, Brian Ermanski, Cycle,, Deedee Cheriel, Andrea Von Bujdoss, Chris Uphues, Koralie, Dave Kinsey, Ben Horton, Swoon, Tara McPherson, Mike Giant, Morning Breath, Nick Kuszyk, Maya Hayuk, Dalek, David Hochbaum, Katrina del Mar, Kimyon Huggins, Chip Love, Alice Mizrachi, Greg LaMarche, Craig LaRotunda.

Exhibition curated by Kimyon Huggins of “No Agenda” and Melissa McCaig-Welles

This unique Invitational brings together a curated selection of exciting street and urban contemporary artists and musicians for an experience of cutting edge art, music, technology and performance. The Future Is Now serves as the blueprint for the 21st Century’s Multimedia art experience.

Opening Reception: Thursday August 1, 2013 6-10pm
The Highline Loft
508 W. 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

May 2013

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live
Kansas City

Opens May 17, 2013
Runs through May 19, 2013

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is a three-day celebration of the art and artists that bring to life the fantastic worlds of our favorite science fiction, fantasy, and horror books, movies, and comics. SFAL allows fans and artists to mingle, shop, learn and be inspired through exhibits of original works of art, panel discussions and workshops hosted by some of the most notable members of this artistic community. They can get their personal portfolios critiqued by leading industry Art Directors and revel in the vast creative energy that permeates every facet of the experience. Our goal is to honor our industry, celebrate the creators and mentor new talent.

I will be a special guest at this years event! Below is my schedule... and I'll most likely be at my booth the rest of the time.

Tara McPherson Special Guest Interview (Main Stage 11:00 – 12:00)

Artist As Brand, Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur: Tara McPherson, Charles Vess, Thomas
Kubler, Eric Joyner, and Coop (2502 B 10:30 – 11:30)

Women in Fantasy Panel: Lauren Panepinto, Dawn Murin, Terryl Whitlatch, Tara McPherson (2502 B 12:30 – 1:30)

Tara McPherson Workshop/Talk (2503 A/B 2:30 – 3:30)


April 2013

Design Ranch
Austin, Texas

Opens April 18, 2013
Runs through April 21, 2013

AIGA Austin Design Ranch is an intimate, three-day, hands-on, workshop-driven design retreat in a rustic setting on the banks of the Guadalupe River.

Design Ranch isn’t one of those slide-and-lecture “big conferences,” it’s about putting down your mouse, getting your hands dirty and reviving your creative spirit. Our goal is not to teach you the latest fad or tech trick. What your clients and businesses need more than ever is you, at full creative power, doing your best work, so we’d rather you go home with something a little more timeless: a fire in your belly and a fresh take on design that can only be achieved by unplugging and gettin’ a little dirty.

The 150 folks lucky enough to attend will find themselves rubbing elbows with well-known workshop leaders and fellow attendees in a way most conferences can’t deliver—next to the campfire, out on the dance floor, and in unique, hands-on workshops.

I am so excited to be a guest at this years event, and to put together a fun workshop for it.

Design Ranch

March 2013

Flatstock 38
Austin, Texas

Opens March 14, 2013
Runs through March 16, 2013

It's time for some good old rock and roll, people!!! And all the awesome rock poster art that goes along with it... We'll have a booth at Flatstock 38, held during the SXSW music festival in Austin Texas.

Thursday, March 14 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday, March 15 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, March 16 - 1
1:00am to 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center Hall 4

We are also looking for some interns to help at the booth this year. If you are in Austin and would like to help, please email Sean. Thanks!


July 2012

San Diego Comic Con
San Diego, CA
San Diego Convention Center
Opens July 11, 2012
Runs through July 15, 2012

It's San Diego Comic Con time again!
Booth 4922!

July 11 - Wednesday Preview Night - 6-9 pm
July 12 to 14 - Thursday to Saturday  - 9:30am - 7pm
July 15 - Sunday - 9:30am - 5pm

San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

*Tara McPherson will unfortunately not be able to be there in person this year. But we will have plenty of signed copies of her brand new book Bunny In The Moon, tons of signed and numbered prints, signed Kidrobot toys, as well as an SDCC exclusive new tshirt! Thanks for understanding!


June 2012

Green Blood
Rome, Italy
Dorothy Circus Gallery
Opens June 14, 2012
Runs through July 15, 2012

Curated by Alexandra Mazzanti & Tara McPherson
June 14th - July 15th 2012

Artworks & Drawings for charity. Sales will be donated to Greenpeace and Oceana. Charities that take care of animals and nature.

Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, Lola, Audrey Kawasaki, Brandi Milne, Leila Ataya, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Roland Tamayo, Ana Bagayan, Scott Musgrove, Yosuke Ueno, Sergio Mora, Dave Cooper, Paolo Guido, Afan, Alessia Iannetti, Anastasia Kurakina, Gary Baseman, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak and Amanda Spayd.

Dorothy Circus Gallery

April 2012

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 20th Anniversary
Los Angeles, CA

Opens April 21, 2012

After the success of the art exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of "Twin Peaks" last February, Copro Gallery and David Lynch are excited to announce the show for the 20th
Anniversary of Lynch's prequel film, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me."

David Lynch, Grace Zabriskie & Richard Beymer, Tara McPherson, Brett Amory, Esao Andrews, Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Andrew Brandou, Scott Campbell, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Paul Chatem, Sas Christian, Lori Earley, James Hahn, Ryan Heshka, Stella Im Hultberg, Jessica Joslin, Frank Kozik, Chris Mars, Dan May, Margaret Meyer, Billy Norrby, Annie Owens, Carlos Ramos, Matt Rota, Shag, Owen Smith, Brian Viveros, Eric White, Pamela Wilson, Martin Wittfooth, and Chet Zar.

April 21st, 2012

Check out last year's event here!
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Copro Gallery

March 2012

Corey Helford Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Opens March 31, 2012

'Painted Ladies'
Curated by Natalia Fabia

Opening Reception Saturday March 31st, 2012
Show runs until April 15th, 2012

Natalia Fabia, F. Scott Hess, Korin Faught, Phil Hale, Kent Williams, Sean Cheetham, Revok, Saber, Jeremy Lipking, Maria Kreyn, Alex Schaffer, Chris Puglise, Frank Stockton, Marc Trujillo, Michael Hussar, Jeff Nentrup, Frank Carter, Johnpaul Altimara, Ann Marshall, Stephen Wright, Benjamin Bryce Kelly, Paul B Kim, Tara McPherson, and Erik Sandberg


Warrington Museum
Warrington, England

Opens March 29, 2012
Runs through July 07, 2012

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery will be having a group exhibition celebrating the top female artists from the Pop Surrealist and Urban contemporary art movement.

Catalina Estrada (Spain)
Cheryl Dunn (United States)
Elizabeth McGrath (United States)
Kukula (Isreal)
Miss Van (France)
Nom Kinnear King (England)
Pam Glew (England)
Polly Morgan (England)
Sarah Joncas (United States)
Stella Im Hultberg (Korea)
Swoon (United States)
Tara McPherson (United States)
Xue Wang (China)

Working in underground art movements primarily dominated by
men, these women have created a name for themselves as independent,
talented artists working with new mediums, ideas and
concepts. Individually they have influenced the overall direction of
contemporary art, as a group they have changed the way women
are viewed and accepted in urban culture today.

March 29th, 2012

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Street, Cultural Quarter, Warrington, WA1 1JB UK

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Juxtapoz Turns 18
Los Angeles, CA

Opens March 24, 2012 (Reception 8:00 to 11:30 pm )
Runs through April 14, 2012

Juxtapoz Turns 18
Curated by Gwynn Vitello and Greg Escalante

Opening Reception Saturday March 24
Exhibit runs March 24 to April 14, 2012

Copro Gallery presents a group art exhibition celebrating JUXTAPOZ magazine's 18 year anniversary. This art gallery show will feature artists from Juxtapoz's past , present and future. Since its inception in the early 90's Juxtapoz has been a major factor in setting art trends and helping to make them a world wide phenomenon with its vast publishing empire and International circulation.

Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Marion Peck, Camille Garcia, Kathy Staico Schorr, Cathie Bleck, Suzanne Williams, The Date Farmers, Jeremy Fish, Tara McPherson, Shag, Tiffany Bozic, Scott Musgrove, Neckface, Elizabeth McGrath, Laurie Lipton, Souther Salazar, Luke Chueh, Ed Templeton, Dennis McNett, Isabel Samaras, Charles Wish, Jeremy Lipking, Steve Olson, Don Pendleton, Mike Shine, Retna, Kevin Ancell, Andrew Schoultz, Brian Bowen Smith, Skinner, Rico Deniro, Craig Stecyk, Herbert Baglione, Sandow Birk, Mike Giant, Morgan Slade, Ron Lipking, Sage Vaughn, Deanna Templeton, Bill Dee Williams, Estevan & Eriberto Oriol, Michael Carney & many more...

Copro Nason

Flatstock 33
Austin Convention Center

Opens March 14, 2012
Runs through March 17, 2012

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 33 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. The exhibition is free and open-to-the-public running March 14-17 and features posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques for sale. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you won't want to leave empty handed!) The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Tara will be at the booth from 2pm to 4pm everyday!
March 14th to 17th, 2012

Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX

Flatstock 33 SXSW

February 2012

Darkroom Army

Opens February 18, 2012
Runs through March 17, 2012

Darkroom Army x Tara Mcpherson = The Cotton Candy Machine Show!

We are going to Singapore for the launch of the Darkroom Army Gallery featuring the first Cotton Candy Machine Pop-Up Store in Asia! We are also celebrating the new release of my 'Love Blows' camera limited to only 50 peices. Please email to reserve one!

February 18
Noon- Pop Up store Grand Opening and Camera release at PEEK
3pm to 5pm- Tara McPherson Meet-n-Greet

February 19th

I'll be doing a lecture as part of the Darkroom Army Lecture series.. Please email to reserve a seat.

The pop up store will run for one month! We will also have 50 advance copies of my third art book 'Bunny in the Moon' available at the event! These will be signed and numbered in an artists edition of 200.

Dark Room Army

Vinyl On Vinyl
Makati City, Philippines

Opens February 08, 2012
Runs through February 29, 2012

I am doing a couple fun events in Manila and Makati, Philipines with Vinyl on Vinyl and and Fully Booked. I'll be having 10 of my newest drawings on exhibit, and we'll be celebrating the release of the new LUCIUS resin figure by VOV! Here are my event details below!

February 8th
1 to 4pm- Signing and Q&A, De La Salle College of St Benilde
8pm- Vinyl on Vinyl Anniversary Party- Tara McPherson Drawing Exhibit and 'Lucius' Toy Release by Secret Fresh.

February 9th
1 to 4pm- Signing and Q&A, University of Philippines College of Fine Arts Corridor Gallery

We will also have 50 advance copies of my third art book 'Bunny in the Moon' available at the event! These will be signed and numbered in an artists edition of 200.

Vinyl On Vinyl

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles

Opens February 04, 2012 (Reception 8 to 11pm)
Runs through March 03, 2012

Merry Karnowsky is pleased to present a 4 woman show with
Tara McPherson, Lindsey Way, Lady Aiko, DeeDee Cheriel

Opening Reception Saturday February 4th

170 S. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036 323.933.4408

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

December 2011

Brooklyn, NYC

Opens December 02, 2011

I will be presenting work in a short talk at the upcoming 2011 TEDxBrooklyn taking place Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Brooklyn Bowl, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

TEDxBrooklyn is a one-day stage program featuring TED like talks, music, art exhibits, tech demos, fueled with conversations and an evening reception. Speakers will include some of the most promising innovators, from entrepreneurs to artists, community activists, storytellers to scientists.

Brooklyn Bowl
161 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

November 2011

La Luz de Jesus 25
Los Angeles, CA

Opens November 04, 2011 (Reception 8-11 pm)
Runs through November 05, 2011

La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrates 25-year anniversary with a monumental group show and companion book!

Opening events for the two-part group show "La Luz de Jesus 25" will occur during the weekends of October 7 and November 4, 2011. Specific information forthcoming.

Participating in La Luz de Jesus 25 project is a who’s-who of art, including Robert Williams, Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Georganne Deen, Matt Groening, Manuel Ocampo, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Bill Barminski, Daniel Martin Díaz, Glenn Barr, Elizabeth McGrath, Tony Fitzpatrick, Frank Kozik, Chris Mars, Massimo Giacon, Mark Mothersbaugh, Gary Panter, John de Fazio, Laurie Lipton, Ric Heitzman, Clayton Brothers, Dave Cooper, Judith Schaechter, Lou Beach, Calef Brown, Eric White, Shag, Tim Biskup and Gary Baseman. The companion book, La Luz de Jesus 25 (La Luz de Jesus Press/Last Gasp) features images of the complete show along with an essay written by each artist. The book also includes essays by Billy Shire and La Luz gallery directors, including Robert “El Vez” Lopez.

I will be participating in the Part 2 opening.

La Luz de Jesus 25 Part 2
Novemeber 4th and 5th,  8–11 pm
La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

La Luz de Jesus 25

October 2011

I Love Munny
Caracas, Venezuela

Opens October 27, 2011
Runs through October 29, 2011

Freak Store is sponsoring a 3 day Munny event!  I will be judging an I Love Munny contest, teaching a customization workshop and doing a signing along with Jon Burgerman and Andrew Bell.

October 27th to 29th, 2011

Freak Store
Centro San Ignacio. Nivel Jardin, Sector Las Vegas. Local LV-22
Caracas, Venezuela, 1060

Freak Store

New York Comic Con

Opens October 13, 2011
Runs through October 16, 2011

We're going to Comic Con! We're so excited for our 2nd year at the east coast's largest pop culture event! At booth #875, we'll have all sorts of Tara McPherson merchandise including t-shirts, giclees, silkscreens, lithographs, toys, books, and more! And we will have NYCC exclusive releases of 2 brand new tshirt styles and new affordable lithographs!

Each day we'll also be releasing two of Tara's newest vinyl sculpture, 'Lilitu'. One will be available at 10 am when the con opens, the other will be available for purchase to a raffle ticket winner that Tara draw's at 4pm each day. Visit the booth to get your raffle ticket for the chance to buy the figure! More about KidRobot Black here.

Tara McPherson Signing Schedule

Thurs (Preview night)- Our booth 4 - 7pm
Fri- Dark Horse booth 11am - Noon, Our booth 2 - 4pm, Lilitu Raffle drawing at 4pm
Sat- Lulubell booth Noon - 1pm, Our booth 2 - 4pm, Lilitu Raffle drawing at 4pm
Sun- Our booth 2 - 4pm, Lilitu Raffle drawing at 4pm

New York Comic Con 2011 will take place at the Javits Center from October 13th to 16th.

New York Comic Con

Baby Tattooville 2011
Riverside, California

Opens October 07, 2011
Runs through October 09, 2011

Baby Tattooville provides a unique opportunity for a few enthusiastic collectors (like yourself) to spend a weekend with an all-star lineup of celebrated artists. Without the time constraints of a typical personal appearance, or the crowd control issues of a standing-room-only event, artists and collectors will have a weekend-long opportunity to discuss and explore their mutual interests. Original work will be created and celebrated around-the-clock; no one will leave empty handed.

October 7th to 9th at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Riverside, CA.

Baby Tattooville

September 2011

Flatstock 32
Hamburg, Germany

Opens September 22, 2011
Runs through June 24, 2011


Thursday September 22nd to Saturday September 24th, 2011

Coinciding with the Reeperbahn Festival is the 6th Flatstock Europe Poster Convention. The convention will take place again on the Spielbudenplatz in the heart of the world famous Reeperbahn. Flatstock will run daily from 3pm to 11pm and is FREE to the public.

Reeperbahn Festival

Forbidden Planet
London, England

Opens September 17, 2011 (Reception 1 to 2 pm)

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Tara McPherson. She will be signing her lithograph The Dull Sound, as well as many other artworks and items, at the Forbidden Planet Megastore!

September 17th, 2011 - 1 to 2pm.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WC2H 8JR, United Kingdom

Forbidden Planet

August 2011

KidRobot x Swatch Release Events
Shanghai, China & Madrid, Spain

Opens August 18, 2011
Runs through September 13, 2011

Creative and collectible, the new Kidrobot for Swatch collaboration fuses the signature product of two world-renowned brands. Offering the unique canvas comprised of the classic Gent Original Swatch and Kidrobot’s iconic vinyl Dunny, Kidrobot and Swatch invited 8 contemporary artists to each put their unique mark on one of these highly collectible pairs.

Featuring the extraordinary talents of artists Gary Baseman, Jeremyville, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, MAD, Tara McPherson, SSUR, and Tilt, these one-of-a-kind combos should be both treasured and closely guarded.

Tara will be at 2 release events.

Shanghai, China - August 18th, 2011
Madrid, Spain - September 13th, 2011

July 2011

San Diego Comic Con 2011
San Diego, CA

Opens July 20, 2011
Runs through July 24, 2011

San Diego Comic Con 2011
Here we go again kiddies!! Here is all the info you will need to find me at the massive SDCC event all week long.

We also will have 2 brand spanking new Cotton Candy Machine T-Shirts of my art as SDCC Exclusives! I will post photos of them next week, but I can tell you now, they're gonna be SWEEEET!

BOOTH 4922

My Signing Schedule-

WED- My Booth 6-9pm
THURS- Dark Horse Booth 11am-Noon, My Booth 4-6pm
FRI- Color Ink Booth 1-2pm, My Booth 4-6pm
SAT- My Booth 12-1pm, HiFructose Booth 2-3pm, Vinyl Frontier Panel 4.30-5.30pm, My booth 6-7pm
SUN- My Booth 2-5pm

San Diego Comic Con

Eric Firestone Gallery
East Hampton, New York

Opens July 15, 2011 (Reception 6 to 9pm)
Runs through August 21, 2011

Nose Job

Eric Firestone is pleased to announce a summer group
show “Nose Job,” curated by Carlo McCormick, to open July 15the and runs through
August 21th in East Hampton. With a sly wink to Warhol’s iconic early Sixties image
“Before and After” in which he appropriated and altered a plastic surgery ad for a nose
job to comment on our culture’s ideals of beauty, Nose Job is in fact a tribute to the old
vernacular folk-art form of nose art dating from both World Wars in which soldiers
painted images and slogans on the noses of military planes.

Firestone and McCormick began the project by scouring the ‘bone yards’ of the Arizona
desert where the old disused airplanes of America’s air force go to die and collected a
wide range of nose cones from these planes in various shapes and sizes. The pair
invited an array of contemporary artists to transform these curious relics into objects of
art. What started as a mere whim found deep resonance in the creative community as
many artists have their own associations and inspirations from the legacy of nose art.

Aiko, Dan Colen, Peter Dayton, Viejas Del Mercado, Jane Dickson, Shepard Fairey, Futura, How & Nosm, Juan James, Ryan McGuinness, Tara McPherson, Nunca, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, Carlos (MARE 139) Rodriguez, Retna, Saner, Kenny Scharf, Shelter Serra, Swoon, JJ Veronis and Aaron Young.

Eric Firestone Gallery
4 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY
(631) 604-2386

Eric Firestone Gallery

June 2011

Sea No Evil Art Show
Riverside, CA

Opens June 25, 2011 (Reception 6:00 PM)

Benefitting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Saturday June 25th, 2011
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Corner of Mission Inn and Lemon in Riverside
3485 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

I donated an Attraction and Repulsion of Particles print to be auctioned off! 

Sea No Evil

The Emergence of the Pop Imagist
Venice, Italy

Opens June 02, 2011
Runs through September 15, 2011

The Emergence of the Pop Imagist
Group Exhibition
Campo de la Madonna de L’Orto
Cannaregio, Venice, Italy

June 2, 2011 through September 15, 2011

Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce its program during the 54th Annual Venice Biennale, The Emergence of the Pop Imagist—a group exhibition presented in association with Bonelli ArteContemporanea. Curated by Jonathan LeVine and Giovanni Bonelli, the exhibition will occupy a former school building called Scuola dei Mercanti, located at: Campo de la Madonna de L’Orto in Cannaregio, Venice, Italy. With an opening reception on June 2 at 6pm, the show will run from June 2—September 15, with hours between 10:30am—1pm and 3pm—7pm, Tuesday—Sunday.

The Emergence of the Pop Imagist features a strong selection of painting, sculpture and digital media, highlighting a diverse assortment of captivating imagery. The exhibition brings together twenty-two celebrated artists who have exhibited at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, including: Alex Gross, Clayton Brothers, Dan Witz, Doze Green, Erik Mark Sandberg, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Joe Sorren, Marco Mazzoni, Mario Martinez (aka Mars-1) , Natalia Fabia, Nicola Verlato, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Scott Musgrove, Tara McPherson, Van Arno, and WK.

A catalogue published by Vanilla Edizioni will accompany the exhibition, with full-color illustrations and essay text written by esteemed New York-based critic, writer and curator Carlo McCormick. This show is possible thanks to contribution by Elisabeth Sarah Gluckstein, the support of the Municipality of Venice and the Province of Venice.

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

April 2011

3D Artbook Signing
Opera Gallery
115 Spring Street NYC
Opens April 29, 2011 (Reception 6 to 9pm)
Runs through April 29, 2011

I am happy to be a part of Tristan Eaton's recently released 3D ART BOOK. This book signing and exhibition will be held at Soho's Opera Gallery on Friday, April 29th, 2011 from 6-9pm.

There will be 15 artists signing books and prints exclusive to the event and of course, a beautiful selection of 3D art from the book on display for everyone to see. 3D glasses will be free for all and the book will be available for purchase and signing!


Tiny Trifecta
Brooklyn, NYC

Opens April 09, 2011
Runs through May 01, 2011

Tiny Trifecta
100+ Artists, $100 Tiny Art, on the 100th Day of the Year
April 9th to May 1st, 2011

Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Grand Opening event for the Cotton Candy Machine... the TINY TRIFECTA!! When thinking of what to do for the first exhibition, I wanted it to be something magical, shiny and glorious, and what better way to make magic happen than to get 100 of my favorite artists together for a fun show!

Featuring the art of Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongoût, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.

Opening Reception Saturday April 9th, 2011
7pm to Midnight
235 South 1st Street in Williamsburg

Cotton Candy Machine

March 2011

Last Rites Gallery
New York, NY

Opens March 26, 2011 (Reception 7-11 PM)
Runs through April 23, 2011

I will be showing a new painting for this.

Artists Include: Ana Bagayan, Catherine Brooks , Sas Christian, Crabapple, Amy Crehore, Yoko d'Holbachie, Xiaoqing Ding, Leslie Ditto, Imminent Disaster, Melissa Haslam, Dan-ah Kim, Danni Shinya Luo, Simone Maynard, Tara McPherson, Miso, Niagara, Nouar, Annie Owens, Petrucci, Lady Pink, Lilly Piri, Lesley Reppeteaux, Isabel Samaras, Mijn Schatje, Amy Sol, Allison Sommers, Heidi Taillefer, Toofly

Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10001

Last Rites Gallery

Flatstock 29
Austin, TX

Opens March 16, 2011
Runs through March 19, 2011

Flatstock 29
Austin, TX

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 29 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as additional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Flatstock 29 will run a half day Wednesday, March 16th and then full days Thurs, Fri and Sat. through March 19th, 2011 during SXSW in Austin, TX.
FREE as always!!


Gallery 1988
Los Angeles, CA

Opens March 11, 2011 (Reception 7-10 pm)
Runs through April 01, 2011

Over 100 artists re-interpret Watership Down.
Curated by Greg Simkins

7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Gallery 1988

February 2011

Dorothy Circus Gallery
Rome, Italy

Opens February 25, 2011
Runs through April 16, 2011


"Eau de parfum opens the 2011 season of Dorothy Circus Gallery, bringing together for the first time in Italy nine-tenths of the most promising American artists of the Pop Surrealism, which can claim previous experience in the major exhibition galleries of American sector, with an invitation to confrontation on an issue where memory and emotions are inextricably linked.

The artists will try to materialize a intangible world, shapeless, that seems to be unreal, just because it cannot be perceived by the eyes, and that can be reach only through a sense, a universe that is fragile and intense, persistent and intangible, that Proust-talking-holds immense building of Memory on their almost impalpable drops."

Featuring: Mia Araujo, Ana Bagayan, John Brophy, Martin Wittfooth, Benjamin Lacombe, Leila Ataya, Matthew Pasquarello, Natalie Shau, Tara McPherson.

Dorothy Circus Gallery

Cotton Candy Machine Brazilian Pop Up Tour!

Opens February 12, 2011
Runs through February 26, 2011

Join us for a slew of one day Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up's at our favorite Brazillian galleries and shops!

Saturday, Febuary 12th, from Noon to 7pm
There will be a live sticker printing workshop all day long during the event also!
Rua Joâo Moura 997
Sâo Paulo

Friday, February 18th, from 8pm to Midnight
Rua Teixeira de Mello 31, Loja H - Ipanema -
Rio de Janeiro

Tuesday, February 22nd, 7pm
Rua da Bahia, 1148 slj 06
Belo Horizonte


Friday, February 25th

Grand Central Art Center
Santa Ana, CA

Opens February 05, 2011 (Reception 7 - 10 PM)
Runs through April 17, 2011

A group exhibition curated by Nathan Spoor

Opening Reception - February 5th, 7 - 10 PM
2nd Reception - March 5th, 7 - 10 PM
Closeing Reception - April 3rd, 7 - 10 PM

Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Sandow Birk, Michael Brown, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Thomas Doyle, Ron English, Alex Gross, Robert Hardgrave, Naoto Hattori, Femke Hiemstra, Gregory Jacobsen, Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Kehoe, Kris Kuksi, Darren LeGallo, Kris Lewis, Francesco LoCastro, Jason Maloney, Mars-1/Mario Martinez. Chris Mars, Dalek James Marshall, Dan May, Elizabeth McGrath, Jeff McMillan, Tara McPherson, Mia, David Molesky, Brendan Monroe, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, James Roper, Chris Ryniak, Bob Schneider, Todd Schorr, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, CR Stecyk III, Heidi Taillefer, Joe Vaux, Nicola Verlato, Oliver Vernon, Eric White, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, Chandler Wood, Chet Zar.

Grand Central Art Center

January 2011

Gallery 1988
Los Angeles, CA

Opens January 07, 2011
Runs through January 29, 2011

Is This Thing On? An Artistic Tribute To Funny People
Artists create portraits of legendary funny people in their own styles and visions. 
Opening January 7th, 2011

Artists participating include Chet Zar, Drew Milward, Jason D'Aquino, Jim Mahfood, Ken Keirns, Kiersten Essenpreis, Little Friends of Printmaking, Nathan Stapley, Netherland, Stella Hultberg, Tara McPherson, Travis Louie and Tristan Eaton.

Gallery 1988

December 2010

Stolen Space Gallery
London, UK

Opens December 03, 2010
Runs through December 19, 2010

‘Never Judge...?’
A Group Exhibition In Association with Penguin Books
3rd - 19th December

Never judge a book by the cover.
The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can't be swayed by good cover art, the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant. Think of the classic covers that grace the jackets of thousands of books and the names of the truly great artists that have put their artwork to novels, creating iconic classic
covers for these classic books, but is the book cover dying? With the advent of the iPad it's now questionable how long the printed novel and its cover will be around, just like the album cover, it'll be resigned to a thumbnail in iTunes.

StolenSpace in association with Penguin plan to celebrate the art of the book cover with a show titled ' Never Judge?’ this December.

Featured Artists:
Aaron Rose, Anders Nilsen, Anthony Lister, Blek Le Rat, Buff Monster, D*FACE, Dave Kinsey, Estevan Oriol, Gary Taxali, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Jon Burgerman, Kid Acne, Mark Dean Veca, Maya Hayuk, Methane Studios, Miss Van, Parra, Pete Fowler, Ripo, Sam Flores, SAN, SEEN, Shepard Fairey, Skull Phone,Sylvia Ji, Tara McPherson, The London Police, WK Interact, and many mor

Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL, United Kingdom

Stolen Space

November 2010

Magic Love Hello Kitty Signing Tour
Miami, New York and Los Angeles

Opens November 10, 2010
Runs through November 12, 2010

Magic Love Hello Kitty
Signing Tour with Tara McPherson

Novemeber 10-12

Snag Tara McPherson's cosmic twist on the classic Hello Kitty Figure, and have it signed by the artist herself at one of our in-store signing events!

Kidrobot Miami
Wednesday, November 10, 6-8pm
638 Collins Avenue

Kidrobot New York

Thursday, November 11, 6-8pm
118 Prince Street

Kidrobot Los Angeles
Friday, November 12, 6-8pm
7972 Melrose Avenue


October 2010

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens October 23, 2010 (Reception 7 to 9 pm)
Runs through November 20, 2010

Solo Exhibition

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

New York Comic Con
Jacob K. Javits Center, NY

Opens October 08, 2010
Runs through October 10, 2010

New York Comic Con 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Professionals Only - Friday, October 8, 2010 -- 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Booth 2774
in the new Cultyard!.

We will be exhbiting at NYCC for the first time this year!  We will have our full line of Cotton Candy Machine tees available along with all the prints, posters, books, stickers and even pillows!

Signing Times

Friday - 12 PM - 2 PM
Saturday- 12 PM - 2 PM
Sunday- 12 PM - 2 PM


September 2010

Feinkunst Krüger
Hamburg, Germany

Opens September 04, 2010
Runs through September 25, 2010

Rockers Original
A show of rock poster original drawings. 
More info coming soon!

Feinkunst Krüger

August 2010

Tribeca Cinemas
New York, NY

Opens August 28, 2010 (Reception 8:30)
Runs through August 28, 2010

The Vinyl Frontier Documentary
Featuring some of todays top designers, collectors and toy producers.

I will be a panelist at the NY screening of vinyl phenomenon documentary, The Vinyl Frontier. 

ACE Fest Saturday, August 28th @ Tribeca Cinemas 8:20PM,

Buy Tickets Here

The Vinyl Frontier

Playboy Redux at Rotofugi
Chicago, IL

Opens August 27, 2010 (Reception 7-10 PM)
Runs through September 12, 2010

Playboy Redux
Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny

August 27 - September 12, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, August 27, 2010, 7-10PM
At the new Rotofugi Gallery location: 2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

About The Exhibit:

Playboy Enterprises in collaboration with The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) invited over 20 contemporary and street artists to reinterpret the iconic Playboy Bunny in celebration of the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago 50 years ago in 1960. Known at that time for her satin bunny suit, cotton tail and rabbit ears, the Playboy Bunny served cocktails and glamour in equal doses. Many luminaries once worked as Bunnies, including Deborah Harry, Gloria Steinem and Lauren Hutton. For Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny, artists were asked to create a new look for the Bunny, a veritable makeover to create the Bunny of the future. The selected artists have presented a number of new takes on this iconic image, and works ranges range in medium including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and video.

Playboy Redux was originally shown at The Warhol Museum in March-June, 2010. Rotofugi Gallery is proud to now exhibit and sell these works along with some new additions.

This project is part of Playboy's year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of the Playboy Club and Playboy Bunny. The exhibit is curated by Aaron Baker, Ned West and Rotofugi Gallery.

Participating Artists:
Featuring Josh ‘Shag’ Agle, Jennybird Alcantara, Scott Anderson, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, R. Black, Ain Cocke, Brian Ewing, Brendan Fernandes, Rod Filbrandt, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Ludovica Gioscia, Ken Keirns, Jeremiah Ketner, Jeremy Kost, Frank Kozik, Travis Lampe, Bob Masse, Tara McPherson, Hiroki Otsuka, Lisa Petrucci, Mark ‘Atomos’ Pilon, Bonni Reid, Isabel Samaras, Seth Scriver, Andrew Schoultz, Steve Seeley, Jeremy Tinder, Michelle Valigura, Saya Woolfalk and O Zhang.

Rotofugi Gallery

Graphika Manila
Manila, Philippines

Opens August 07, 2010 (Reception 10AM - 5PM)

I will be speaking and this years Graphika Manila! 
Event schedule TBA

Date:  August 7, 2010 (Saturday)
Time:  Registration begins at 09:00AM.
Event starts at 10:00AM and ends at 5:00PM
Venue:  Function Room 4, SM Convention Center
SM Mall of Asia, Bay City, Pasay City, Metro Manila

About Graphika Manila:

Graphika Manila International Multimedia Design Conference is the premier multimedia and graphic design event in the Philippines. Since 2006, Graphika Manila has attracted over 5000 design students and professionals and is now hailed as one of the most influential multimedia art events in the country. As it celebrates its fifth year running, Graphika Manila once more brings together Manila's creative minds to listen to inspiring stories from and celebrate the works of the best multimedia and graphic designers from the Philippines and from around the globe. Simply put it as a creative symposium with speakers from different fields of the creative arts. The conference focuses on the creative side of design, rather than technology.

MORE INFO: Graphika Manila

July 2010

San Diego Comic Con 2010
San Diego, CA

Opens July 21, 2010
Runs through July 25, 2010

San Diego Comic Con 2010

Thursday, July 22 -Sunday, July 25
Preview Night - Wednesday, July 21

Booth # 4922 (same as last year!)

It's almost time again for another fun filled, action packed week at the San Diego Comic Con! I'll be at my normal booth 4922 this year, but with some brand new exciting news! The unveiling of my new brand, The Cotton Candy Machine!

Artist As Brand - Friday, July 23, 6:00 -7:00
Room 8, San Diego Convention Center

Greg Spalenka (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Donato (Lord of the Rings), Tara McPherson(Faith No More, Duran Duran), Ciruelo (Fairies and Dragons), Arnie Fenner (Editor of Spectrum), Mark Murphy (Publisher of Fine Art Editions)- The walls between the fine art and commercial art worlds are falling. Join a discussion about new paradigms of creative and financial empowerment for artists. Manifest a unique art empire beyond the worlds of established corporate venues.

Signing Schedule:
All signing times are at my booth, 4922, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday- 6-9 pm
Thursday- 2-3, 5-6 pm
Friday- 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 pm at Artist as Brand panel Room 8
Saturday- 2-3, 5-6 pm
Sunday- 1-2 at the Dark Horse Booth , 4-5 pm

The Cotton Candy Machine:
We are premiering with 4 new shirt designs at San Diego Comic Con, that will expand to more later including collaborations with other artists, bands and much much more. ALSO, We will be opening The Cotton Candy Machine retail store! Opening next Spring 2011 in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY! It will be your one stop shop for all things Tara McPherson, plus prints, shirts, books and more from tons of all your other favorite artists.

Well... and if that wasn't enough news for you, there's more!! The first 50 people each day that come to the booth and buy a Cotton Candy Machine shirt will receive one of our brand new offset prints (of your choice) FREE with purchase! OMG!

More information about the unveiling of The Cotton Candy Machine is posted on the blog

SDCC 2010

Last Rites Gallery
New York, NY

Opens July 10, 2010
Runs through July 25, 2010

Lead Poisoning
A Drawing Group Show

Featuring: Wayne Anderson, Esao Andrews, Carrie Ann Baade, Glenn Barr, Molly Crabapple, Robert Craig, Daniel Martin Diaz, Brandon Dunlap, Fred Harper, Pedro de Kastro, Viktor Koen, Craig LaRotonda, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Tara McPherson, the PIZZ, Christopher Ryniak, Jose Manuel Schmill, Greg (Craola) Simkins, Gary Taxali, Tom Thewes, Miles Thompson, Keith Weesner, Eric White, Robert Williams, Chet Zar

Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd St, New York City

Last Rites Gallery

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Opens July 10, 2010 (Reception 8 - 11 PM)
Runs through July 23, 2010

Alternative Press – 25 Years
July 10th – July 23rd
Opening Reception Saturday July 10th, 8-11pm

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Avenue

Featuring original works of art by:
Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Carla Azar (Autolux), Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die), Shepard Fairey, Joby J. Ford (The Bronx), Black Francis (The Pixies), Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive), Camille Rose Garcia, John Gourley (Portugal. The Man), Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Shawn Harris (The Matches), Matt “Portland” Hay (Nora), Derek Hess, Adam Jones (Tool), Marilyn Manson, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Liz McGrath (Miss Derringer), Marc “Porter” McKnight (Atreyu), Tara McPherson, Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek (The Academy Is…), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Morgan Slade (Miss Derringer), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and more.

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

June 2010

Carandente Museum in Spoleto
Spoleto, Italy

Opens June 26, 2010 (Reception 4pm)
Runs through October 15, 2010

Curated by Alexandra Mazzanti of Dorothy Circus Gallery and in collaboration with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a major exhibition at the Carandente Museum in Spoleto (Perugia) from june 26th to October 15th during "Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi".

The artists on display are:

Palazzo Collicola

OFFF Paris 2010
Paris, France

Opens June 24, 2010
Runs through June 26, 2010

I will be a speaker at OFFF in Paris this year!

I will be giving a lecture on Friday, June 25 at 11:30.  For more schedual and ticket information, please visit the OFFF website.

OFFF International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture

June 24 - June 26, 2010
La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

OFFF is the only event of its kind and is recognized as the trendsetter in progressive digital/non-digital communication. The Festival celebrates the work of artists who are breaking
ground and setting new standards in new media (Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Music, Film, Photography, Web Design, Interactives, Thinkers and much more...).



Opens June 19, 2010
Runs through August 15, 2010

June 19-Aug 15th, 2010
Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
30 Pino Suárez, Juarez, DIF 06600 Mexico

Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
Special guest curators for DRAW: Mexico City
Guest co-curator Miguel Calderon
Additional guest co-curators: Cristina Faesler, Jamie O' Shea, Les Barany,
Jacaobor Kastor, Tim Barber, Damien Weinkrantz, Brendan Fowler, Sto,
D*Face, Justin Giarla, Jonathon Levine, Matt Cambell , Nicky Sneakers.

The legendary DRAW Exhibit is going to have it's first official museum
showing! There is also a book in the works.
More info coming soon!

Fuse Gallery

Rock Paper Show: New York Release Party
New York, NY

Opens June 04, 2010 (Reception 7-8 PM)
Runs through June 04, 2010

Rock Paper Show: New York Release Party
Jun 4, 2010
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Strand — 828 Broadway, New York

Geoff Peveto, curator of Rock Paper Show, president of the American Poster Institute and partner in The Decoder Ring, an Austin based design collective, will be available to discuss the history of Flatstock and the steady growth of the gig poster community. Featured Rock Paper Show artists Hero, Mat Daly, Strawberryluna, Vahalla, and Tara McPheerson will all be available to sign copies, as well as Holly Gressley of Rumors, the book’s designer, and Mike Treff from Soundscreen Design, the book’s publisher and producer.

Rock Paper Show

May 2010

MADRE Museum
Naples, Italy

Opens May 01, 2010
Runs through June 14, 2010

Back from Black.
From bright Pop to dark Underground. And back.
Collective exhibition curated by David Vecchiato
From May, the 1st to June, the 14th, 2010

Location: MADRE
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples

Urban Superstar Show

April 2010

MF Gallery

Opens April 16, 2010


I am one of the celebrity guest that will be interviewed (and killed)!

the CRACK-A-THON is a brand new piece of performance art: GWAR's very own variety show- a twisted version of The Jerry Lewis MS Telethon or the Carol Burnett Show, except with crack...lots of crack. It will be hosted by Oderus Urungus and co-hosted by Balsac The Jaws Of Death. CRACK-A-THON will feature interviews with celebrities from the art and music world, (Such as Andrew W.K., Jamey Jasta, frontman of the punk-metal band Hatebreed and more recently Kingdom of Sorrow, Lloyd Kaufman of Troma, the legendary Jimmy Gestapo from the band Murphy's Law, Mecronos from the band DETHRACE, NYC artists Joe Simko and Tara McPherson and many many more!) Grand Guignol-style skits, footage of Oderus roaming the streets of NYC, GWAR P.S.A.'s and more depravity as Oderus begs for your money to help pay off his gigantic crack bill! The CRACK-A-THON will be broadcast online for FREE at

THE CRACK-A-THON is Friday April 16th and Saturday April 17th at
For exact schedule and information on how to reserve your spot for the show
Contact: MF Gallery owners: Martina or Frank at (917)446-8681 or

MF Gallery

March 2010

The Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh, PA

Opens March 27, 2010 (Reception 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm)
Runs through July 26, 2010

Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny
Opening Celebration: Playboy Pajama Party

Mar 27, 2010
9:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tickets - $20 adults, $15 CMP Members and students

Join us to celebrate the opening of four new special exhibitions, I Just Want to Watch: Warhol's Film, Video and Television;
Bunny Redux: Contemporary Artists Rethink the Iconic Playboy Bunny;
Bunny Yeager: The Legendary Queen of the Pin-Up;
and Maimed in Mexico: The Early Car Crash Photographs of Enrique Metinides.

Playboy mansion pajama party theme with Pittsburgh’s own DJ Zombo. Lite bites and cash bar!

More about Bunny Redux:
The Andy Warhol Museum in collaboration with Playboy Enterprises invited over 20 contemporary and street artists to reinterpret the iconic Playboy Bunny in celebration of the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago 50 years ago in 1960. Known at that time for her satin bunny suit, cotton tail and rabbit ears, the Playboy Bunny served cocktails and glamour in equal doses. Many luminaries once worked as Bunnies, including Deborah Harry, Gloria Steinem and Lauren Hutton. For Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny, artists were asked to create a new look for the Bunny, a veritable makeover to create the Bunny of the future. The selected artists have presented a number of new takes on this iconic image, and works ranges range in medium including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and video.

MORE INFO: Playboy Redux

The Warhol Museum

Flatstock 24 at SXSW
Austin, TX

Opens March 18, 2010
Runs through March 20, 2010

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 24 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as additional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Thursday, 3/18 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, 3/19 - Saturday, 3/20 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Austin Convention Center Level 1, Exhibit Hall 1
Austin, TX


February 2010

Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens February 27, 2010 (Reception 7-9)
Runs through March 27, 2010

5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition for Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

Jonathan Levine Gallery

January 2010

American Artifact Screening and Panel
Lambertville, NJ

Opens January 23, 2010 (Reception 7 PM)

American Artifact will be having it's New Jersey Premiere at the ACME Screening Room on Friday, Jan 22nd, and Saturday Jan 23rd. There will be an art show at ACME in conjunction with the premiere, featuring the American Artifact Movie posters and work by famed '60s Fillmore artist Bonnie MacLean. Director Merle Becker and artists Tara McPherson and Bonnie MacLean will be doing Q&A after the screening on January 23rd.

Saturday, January 23 at 7PM

ACME Screening Room
25 S. Union S
Lambertville, NJ.

Check out the event on Facebook!

ACME Screening Room

Last Rites Gallery

Opens January 09, 2010 (Reception 7-11pm)
Runs through February 14, 2010

Dark Pop II

I will have one new oil painting in the group show curated by Andrew Ford.
Last Rites

December 2009

Mexico City

Opens December 10, 2009 (Reception 8 pm - 12 am)
Runs through February 04, 2010

Mexico City

La Roma Norte,
México DF

Opens December 10, 2010 (Reception 8-11pm)
Runs through February 4, 2010
Access only with invitation.


November 2009

Hive Gallery
Downtown LA

Opens November 21, 2009

Feminality - An All-Female Art Exhibition

Feminality will be held at the very established and well-known Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and will happen on Saturday, November 21st.

Uber popular Tara McPherson will be headlining and will be painting a floor-to-ceiling mural live during the show. Elizabeth Siegel (TofuSquirrel) will be doing live painting, as well. Georgette Pressler from Devious Body Art will be using her incredible skills to paint live models. Amy Botello, Aunia Kahn and Jessica Sardas will be on-hand displaying some of their wonderful works of art during the event. Tara Hauck, of Tara Inc. Fine Arts Photography, will be displaying some of her amazing photography. Rudy Fig, Natalie Shau, Molly Crabapple, Cate Rangel, Edith Lebeau, Arabella Proffer-Vendetta and Ashleigh Fedo will be displaying some of their unique works, as well.

Hive Gallery 
729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA.


Crimes Against Design
Los Angeles, CA

Opens November 13, 2009
Runs through November 29, 2009

Crimes Against Design
Munson Industries Presents an ‘art show’ worthy of Rock and Roll!!!
Poster Art, rare pieces, originals and other surprises!

PNE – Jermaine Rogers, Justin Hampton, and EMEK, Tara McPherson, Cole Gerst/Option-G, Zoltron, Dave Hunter

A charitable contribution will be made to Keep a Breast foundation from the show’s proceeds.


Comica Festival
London, UK

Opens November 12, 2009
Runs through November 14, 2009

Orbital Comics
Signing with James Jean and Tara McPherson

Thursday the 12th of November 2009 from 4-6pm

8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
Tel: 0207 2400591

Tickets: £8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Friday, November 13, 2009 - from 7pm


Apocalypse Wow!
Rome, Italy

Opens November 07, 2009

Museum Exhibit at MACRO Future in Rome! 
Opens November 7th

More details coming soon...


Offset 2009
Dublin, Ireland

Opens November 02, 2009
Runs through November 08, 2009

I will be speaking at this year's Offset creative festival!


October 2009

Dr. Sketchy's

New York, NY
Opens October 24, 2009 (Reception 4-7 PM)
Runs through October 24, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's featuring Tara McPherson!

There will be models dressed up and painted like my characters.  Super fun!
$10 in advance or  $12 at the door.

October 24th, 4 - 7 PM
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street at Stanton
New York City

Dr. Sketchy's

Three Apples - Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Exhibition
Culver City, CA

Opens October 23, 2009
Runs through November 15, 2009

Three Apples is a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15. The three week celebration will kick-off with a VIP event, followed by a residence at Royal/T cafe / shop / art space in Culver City, CA. Three Apples is open to the public and free of charge and will feature an art exhibition, unique product and design displays, a one-of-a-kind shop, and special events for fans of all ages - all celebrating Hello Kitty!

Three Apples Art Show
Check out the Hello Kitty gallery of contemporary artists and Hello Kitty fans including Gary Baseman, Ron English, Buff Monster, Camilla d'Errico, Luke Chueh, Deph and Yosuke Ueno - just a few of the 60+ artists that have interpreted their vision of Hello Kitty in one-of-a kind pieces on display. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the art will donated to L.A. Works -a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Royal/T Cafe/Shop/Art Space
8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310 559 6300

Three Apples

Art of Rebellion II
New York, NY

Opens October 17, 2009 (Reception 8 pm - 12 am)

Harley-Davidson presents:
The Art of Rebellion NYC

One Night Only: October 17, 2009 8PM - 12AM

Art Chantry, Brian Ewing, Dirty Donny, John Van Hamersveld, Harpoon, Derek Hess, Frank Kozik, Lindsey Kuhn, Tara McPherson, The Pizz

Photography by Adam Wright and Steven Stone

Artwork is for sale. DJ. Free food and beverages.

La. Venue

608 West 28th Street (Between 11th & 12th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

Train Info: Take the C or E train to W. 23rd St., walk west to 11th Ave., then walk 5 block north to 28th Street

Harley-Davidson has gathered 10 of the most relevant and exciting poster artists to present their take on the theme of rebellion. The Art of Rebellion is a one-night only event taking place on October 17, 2009 at LA Venue in the Chelsea arts district of New York City. Each artist will have an original, one-of-a-kind piece created on an Iron 883 tank, as well as signature posters from their collection available for purchase.

Pick up a poster or splurge on a tank - either way, a chunk of the proceeds go to the CUE Art Foundation.

Art of Rebellion

American Artifact Premiere and Poster Show
New York, NY

Opens October 15, 2009

American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art
Royal Flush Film Festival Opening Night Film
Thursday, October 15, 7PM

“American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art," will be the opening night film for the Royal Flush Festival, NYC, on October 15th, 2009, at Anthology Film Archives.

Director Merle Becker, artist Tara McPherson and artist Lindsey Kuhn will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

American Artifact Rock Poster Art Show
at The Showroom NYC
117 Second Ave., 2nd Floor
Opening Thursday Oct 15th
Closing Sunday, Oct. 18th

The long awaited NYC premiere of the movie will also be followed by an art show featuring work by some of the artists in the film, including: Tara McPherson, Art Chantry, Jay Ryan, Emek, Leia Bell, Scrojo, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers, Stainboy, Lindsey Kuhn, and Hatch Show Print. The rock poster art show will be at The Showroom NYC (117 Second Ave., NYC, 2nd Floor), and will be running until Sunday, Oct.18th.

Royal Flush Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia

Opens October 09, 2009
Runs through October 10, 2009

I will be speaking at this years Semi-Permanent in Melbourne and Perth, Australia along with Jeff Soto, Timba Smits, Vince Frost, Grafik Magazine, Industrial Light & Magic, Three Drunk Monkeys, Luke Lucas, Collider, Keith Schofield, Chris Colls, Day 19, and Hammer & Tong.

Friday October 9th at 4:30 at Melbourne Exhibition Centre
Friday October 16th at Perth Convention Center


September 2009

The Brush Project 2 : Artist Brush Charity Auction
Chicago, IL

Opens September 25, 2009
Runs through October 11, 2009

Starting the same night as "My Kind of Town" is the Brush Project 2 at Rotofugi. It's a great opportunity to pick up a piece of artist memorabilia you don't usually get a chance to of their brushes! DvA Gallery started this project two years ago and we've decided to do it again, this time donating all of the auction proceeds to buy art supplies for Gigi's Playhouse, a midwest-based Down Syndrome awareness center.

The brushes will be on display at our gallery beginning September 25 and running through October 11, but bidding will be conducted via eBay. Check out the amazing artist list at .

Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
Address: 1953 W. Chicago Ave. - Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312.491.9501 or Toll-Free 866.953.9229

The Brush Project

Women of Comics
Worcester, MA

Opens September 12, 2009 (Reception 12 pm - 6 pm)

I will be sketching and signing at this fun event!

Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

That's Entertainment

244 Park Ave
Worcester, MA

That's Entertainment

Dragon Con
Atlanta, Georgia

Opens September 04, 2009
Runs through September 07, 2009

I will be a Guest of Honor at this years Dragon Con! I designed the poster and booklet as well for the event.

Details TBA.

Dragon Con

August 2009

Brazilian Book Tour!

Opens August 08, 2009
Runs through August 21, 2009

One night book signing events for Lost Constellations! Also I will have a selection of posters with me.

Choque Cultural
Sao Paulo
August 8

Cabaret Do Beco
Porto Alegre
August 13

Quina Galeria
Belo Horizonte
August 15

Kitinete Bar
August 17th

La Cucaracha

Rio de Janiero
August 21

Choque Cultural
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Opens August 08, 2009
Runs through August 29, 2009

Exhibition featuring silkscreen art prints and rock posters!
I'm also going to be painting an installation and making a new art print for the opening.

Choque Cultural

July 2009

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

Opens July 29, 2009

Lost Constellations Book Signing
Wednsday, July 29th.  4 - 7 PM

La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

La Luz de Jesus

San Diego Comic Con
San Diego, CA

Opens July 22, 2009 (Reception 10am-7pm everyday)
Runs through July 26, 2009

Booth #4922

My Comic Con Signing Schedule!
WED 6-9 pm
THUR 1-2 pm , 4-6 pm
FRI 1-2 pm, 4-6 pm
SAT 1-2 pm, 4-6 pm
SUN 2-3pm at the Dark Horse booth, 4-5pm at my booth.

Hope to see you there!


Kokeshi: From Folk Art to Art Toy
Japanese American National Museum

Opens July 11, 2009
Runs through October 04, 2009

I will be in a show of  custom Kokeshi Dolls at the Japanese American Museum. 
Curated by Christina Conway.
You can check out a preview of the artists here: Twinklings

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Iguapop Gallery
Barcelona, Spain

Opens July 09, 2009 (Reception 7-10 pm)
Runs through September 05, 2009

'Silent Heroes'
New works by Tara McPherson.

Featuring paintings, works on paper and drawings.

A 2 person exhibition with Tara McPherson and Pepa Prieto


June 2009

European Lost Constellations & Gamma Mutant Space Friends Signing Tour

Opens June 11, 2009
Runs through July 18, 2009

One night signings and exhibitions for the new Lost Constellations Book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!!


orbidden Planet, Signing. 6-7pm

June 11


Richard Goodall Gallery, Signing 1-5pm

June 13


ArtToyz, Signing

June 17


Slowboy Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.

June 18


FB69 Gallery, Signing and small poster and drawings exhibition.

June 19


Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Signing.

June 20


Modern Graphics, Signing.

June 25


Inoperable Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.

June 27


Perla Mode, Signing.

July 2


Dorothy Circus Gallery
, Signing.

July 4


Iguapop Gallery

July 9, Signing and Art Exhibition with new paintings and drawings.


Kingpin Books
, Signing.

July 18


Opens June 06, 2009 (Reception 11-6 pm)
Runs through June 07, 2009

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Festival 2009 will be held June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street in New York City. I will have a table at this awesomely cool event.

Come say hello! I'm at table 701.


May 2009

Book Expo America
Javits Center
Opens May 29, 2009 (Reception 2-3)
Runs through May 29, 2009

Signing at the Dark Horse booth from 2-3 pm.

All Tomorrow's Parties
Minehead, England

Opens May 15, 2009
Runs through May 17, 2009

I got asked to the poster for this amazing festival curated by the Breeders this year. I will also be having a mini exhibition with posters, merch, and a new Dolbee figure I designed specifically for this event. Yay!


Toronto Comics Art Festival
Toronto, Canada

Opens May 09, 2009 (Reception tba)
Runs through May 10, 2009

Details and signing times tba!

The Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge St.


Narwhal Art Projects
Toronto, Canada

Opens May 08, 2009 (Reception 6-9pm)
Runs through May 18, 2009

Book and Toy Signing Tour!!

Plus a small exhibition of prints!

One night signing for the new Lost Constellations Book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!!

680 Queen St. West

Magic Pony

April 2009

USA Gamma Mutant Space Friends & Lost Constellations Signing Tour

Opens April 23, 2009
Runs through May 02, 2009

USA Book and Toy Signing Tour!!

One night signings for the new Lost Constellations Book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!!

April 23
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing.
New York City, NY

April 24
Newbury Comics, 7-9pm, Signing.
Boston, MA

April 25
Rotofugi, 4-6pm, Signing and poster exhibition.
Chicago, IL

April 28
Diesel Fuel Prints, 6-10pm, Signing.
Portland, OR

April 29
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing
San Francisco, CA

April 30
, 6-8pm, Signing.
Los Angeles, CA

May 2
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing
Miami, FL


March 2009

Flatstock 20 at SXSW
Austin, TX

Opens March 19, 2009 (Reception 11-6 everyday)
Runs through March 21, 2009

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and South By Southwest (SXSW), Flatstock 20 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as additional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters.

March 19th - 21st 2009

Austin, Texas


February 2009

Columbus College of Art and Design
Joseph V. Canzani Auditorium

Opens February 23, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009
Visiting Artists presentations

TARA McPHERSON - Guest Lecture

Joseph V. Canzani Auditorium
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public

There will be a a classroom critique scheduled in the afternoon (approx. time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM), which will be closed to the public but open for our Illustration/Visual Communication & Media Studies students.

107 N. Ninth St.
Columbus, OH 43215


Art Of Rebellion
Robert Berman Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
Opens February 07, 2009 (Reception 7 to 10pm)
Runs through February 07, 2009

 Harley-Davidson has gathered 11 of today's most relevant and exciting artists to present their take on the theme of rebellion and customize a Harley Davidson gas tank. The Art of Rebellion is a one-night only even taking place on February 7, 2009 at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica's Bergamot Station Arts Center. Artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Art Matters, a foundation that assists socially and aesthetically groundbreaking artists.

ARTIST INCLUDE: Shawn Barber, Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Bob Dob, Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Alex Pardee, David Trulli, Mark Dean Veca, Oliver Vernon.

There will also be limited edition Shepard Fairey poster giveaways!

DJ and Open Bar

February 7th

One Night Only!!

7-10 pm

Robert Berman Gallery

Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Ave. D5

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: (310) 315-1937

Harley Davidson

January 2009

La Cucaracha
Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Opens January 30, 2009 (Reception 8-12pm)
Runs through January 30, 2009

 A one night signing will be held in this cool comic, toy, gallery, art book shop in Rio de Janeiro.

Friday January 30th

8pm to Midnight

Books, prints, and merch will be available for purchase at the shop. And I will be on hand to sign and doodle on stuff you bring as well!

Rua Teixeira de Mello 31, Loja H

Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro

Tel.: (21) 2522 0103

La Cucaracha

Choque Cultural Gallery
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Opens January 17, 2009 (Reception 8-11pm)
Runs through February 27, 2009

Tara McPherson, Doze Green, Jim Houser

Opening reception on January 17th, 2009

Choque Cultural Gallery

October 2008

Inside Nostalgia
Dorothy Circus Gallery

Opens October 31, 2008 (Reception 8pm)
Runs through December 31, 2008

Tara McPherson, Esao Andrews, Travis Louis

Via Nuoro 17 00182
Rome, Italy

Dorothy Circus

Amadora International Comics Festival
Amadora, Portugal

Opens October 24, 2008
Runs through October 25, 2008

I will be a special guest at the International Comics Festival held just outside of Lisbon.

Amadora BD

10 Year Anniversary of Feinkunst Krüger
Feinkunst Krüger

Opens October 02, 2008

Group Exhibition

Westwerk Gallery
Admiralitätsstrasse 74
Hamburg, Germany

Feinkunst Krüger

September 2008

Flatstock 19 Europe
Reeperbahn Festival, Spielbudenplatz

Opens September 25, 2008
Runs through September 27, 2008

This will be the 3rd Flatstock Poster Festival in Europe!

At the Reeperbahn Festival, Spielbudenplatz
September 25-27, 2008, 4-11pm each day
Hamburg, Germany


"Das Leben Ist Kein Ponyhof" - ("Life Ain't No Ponyfarm")

Opens September 23, 2008

"Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof" und trotzdem sollte man das Beste draus machen. Z.B. das Schönste wo gibt - Poster gestalten für Indierockbands. Die amerikanischen Künstler des heutigen Abends haben, was andere nur als Hobby betreiben, zu ihrem Beruf gemacht und sind im Laufe der Jahre zu einem festen Bestandteil der Rockartposter-Szene geworden. In Düsseldorf zeigen sie einen Querschnitt ihrer neusten Arbeiten. Die Künstler sind anwesend.

Diana Sudyka
Tara McPherson
Jay Ryan
Geoff Peveto

Mi-Fr 12-18 h und nach Vereinbarung
Oberbilker Allee 290,
Düsseldorf, Germany


ZXZW 2008
Tilburg, Netherlands

Opens September 19, 2008
Runs through September 21, 2008

Z-Stock is a concert poster convention presented by the American Poster Institute (API) in association with ZXZW, the leading European festival for independent culture. It is an exhibition featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today.


Forbidden Planet
London, England

Opens September 17, 2008

I will be doing a fun signing in London!

Wednesday September 17, 2008, 6-7pm

Forbidden Planet

Beyond Baby Tattooville
Riverside Art Museum

Opens September 04, 2008
Runs through October 25, 2008

Members Gallery Reception 10/4, JMS 5-6pm, Public 6-9pm

In conjunction with Baby Tattooville 2008, Beyond Baby Tattooville presents artwork by over a dozen artists loosely tied together in the ambiguously-named "pop surrealism" or "lowbrow" art movement. This originally underground art movement formed in Southern California in the 70s and 80s and has roots and influences from punk music, comics such as R. Crumb, hot rod art, and various other underground subcultures, in addition to surrealism and figurative art. After being largely ignored by many traditional fine art institutions, including museums, this movement has recently been getting its due. Some of the most notable artists of this scene are a part of the show, including Glenn Barr, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Joe Ledbetter, Shag, Amy Sol, Michael Whelan, Tara McPherson, Lola and many more. In addition to the exhibition, the Baby Tattooville 2008 event will be held at the Mission Inn Oct 3 - 5. More information can be found online at A reception will be held on October 4, with many of the artists in attendance. This exhibit is a partnership between RAM and Bob Self of Baby Tattoo along with Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles.

Tara McPherson will not be attending this event in person.

Riverside, California


July 2008

San Diego Comic Con 2008
Booth 4922

Opens July 24, 2008
Runs through July 27, 2008

Wednesday July 23rd
My booth #4922 from 5.30 to 9pm

Thursday July 24th
My booth #4922 from 12 to 2pm and 4 to 6pm

Friday July 25th
My booth #4922 from 12 to 2pm and 5 to 7pm
Illustrators as Entertainment Entrepreneurs Panel, 3:30-4:30pm, ROOM 32AB

Saturday July 26th
My booth #4922 from 12 to 2pm and 4 to 6pm

Sunday July 27th
Dark Horse booth from 1-2
My booth #4922 from 4 to 5pm

San Diego, California


New York, NY

Opens July 05, 2008

I will be a guest speaker in this years ICON 5 in NYC.

Gallery 101

Saturday, July 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Martha Rich with
Tara McPherson, Jordin Isip and Jonathan Levine

The increasing popularity and success of the small gallery has created a need for new, affordable and original art. Exhibiting in a gallery is a great way for illustrators to expand beyond traditional forms of illustration and generate additional income. How do you take that next step into the exhibiting world and get your work out of the studio and on the gallery wall? Illustrator Martha Rich questions gallery curator Jonathan Levine and illustrators Jordin Isip and Tara McPherson about the challenges and successes connected to their gallery experiences. Curious about showing your work in galleries, curating your own shows or developing a new line of revenue and expanding your creativity? This session is for you.


June 2008

MoCCA Art Festival
Puck Building, NYC

Opens June 07, 2008
Runs through June 08, 2008

I will have a table at this years Museum of Contemporary Comic Art event.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is proud to announce MoCCA Art Festival 2008, to be held June 7th-8th, 2008, at the historic Puck Building in lower Manhattan.

Meet comics and cartoon artists! Four full ballrooms of cartoonists and publishers! Three days of entertaining and educational panel sessions!

Hours: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is $10 each day / $15 weekend pass (weekend pass only $10 for MoCCA members)


April 2008

Stumptown Comics Fest
Portland, OR

Opens April 26, 2008
Runs through April 27, 2008

I'm getting flown out as a special guest for this super cool comics event!

April 26th and 27th 2008, 10 to 6pm
Panel on Sat the 26th from 2 to 2.45 pm in the Idaho Room
Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel Portland OR

Stumptown Comics

New York Comic Con
Javits Center, NYC

Opens April 18, 2008

I will be doing a signing at the Dark Horse Booth at 6pm on Friday April 18th.


March 2008

Live Painting
Kidrobot NY

Opens March 27, 2008

The fine folks at Kidrobot asked me to paint a super duper mega sized Dunny from 6 to 8pm on March 27th, 2008
Come down to watch me paint and tell me jokes!
Kidrobot Pirate Store, 70 Greene St.
Soho, NYC


Flatstock 16 at SXSW
Austin Convention Center

Opens March 13, 2008
Runs through March 15, 2008

FLATSTOCK 16 is being held in Austin, Texas in conjunction with the world’s premier Music Festival South By Southwest. Poster artists from around the world will hit The Austin Convention Center for the bi-annual convention sponsored by the American Poster Institute, dedicated to the promotion of music poster art and design worldwide. You've heard the sordid tales of deluxe poster prints sold to you the fans by the artists themselves, now come see for yourself. FLATSTOCK 16 is free for everyone so come one come all. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters (you might want to bring some dough too since you won't want to leave empty handed.) FLATSTOCK 16 is an all-ages event.

I will be accepting Credit Cards at Flatstock.

Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas
March 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2008


February 2008

Lost Constellations
Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens February 23, 2008 (Reception 7pm-9pm)
Runs through March 22, 2008

Solo Exhibition

Lori Earley will be having an adjoining solo exhibition at the gallery as well.

Jonathan Levine Gallery

November 2007

Bubble Yucky Signing
Kidrobot NY

Opens November 15, 2007

I am doing a signing for my new Bubble Yucky Dunny at the KidRobot NYC store in Soho.

6 to 8pm


Illustration In The Age Of Anxiety
Parsons The New School

Opens November 10, 2007

Parsons The New School for Design Illustration Department presents a new mini symposium focused on how the current cultural climate is affecting the field of illustration. The event, “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety,” will take place on November 10 at The New School, 55 West 13 Street, at 3pm, and is free and open to the public.

‘Illustration in the Age of Anxiety’ looks at how illustration handles times of unease and anxiety in our culture, from the atomic anxiety of the 1950s to today's wars and upheaval. “Illustration in the Age of Anxiety” will feature three conversations lead by prominent and accomplished writers illustrators.

"Shaky Line, Shaky Times: Ed Koren and Ed Sorel in Conversation with Dan Nadel" will feature master satirical illustrators Ed Koren and Ed Sorel who will discuss their famously anxious drawing styles and nearly half century' worth of drawings for hundreds of books and publications.

"Ben Katchor: Reading in Public" will feature MacArthur-award winning graphic novelist Ben Katchor, who joins Parsons as a full time faculty member this fall, as he discusses the difficulties of reading in an uncertain time.

Pop-gothic artists Camille Rose Garcia and Tara McPherson will talk to Guarnaccia about drawing on the dark side of life in the final session of the symposium, "A Light in the Dark: Camille Rose Garcia and Tara McPherson in conversation with Steven Guarnaccia."

Nora Krug, another new fulltime faculty member in the illustration department, will deliver the introductory remarks and introduce the panels.

The event will be held in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, from 3-7 pm and is free and open to the public.


October 2007

Knitting Factory Hollywood
Alterknit Lounge

Opens October 08, 2007

I have excellent news folks!

The Knitting Factory Hollywood is putting up a permanent display of all the posters I did for them as well as all of my artprints. So we are having a super fun art opening party for it!!

This will be my only LA event for quite some time. So if you would like to bring stuff for me to sign or want to bring me some cupcakes or cotton candy that would be really awesome.

Special band TBA. I'll post details in a few days.
And it's FREE!

October 8th, 2007
7pm to ?

Alterknit Lounge
Knitting Factory - Hollywood
7021 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Knitting Factory

Baby Tattooville
Riverside, CA

Opens October 05, 2007
Runs through October 07, 2007

This is a special art event limited to 10 artists and 100 guests only. Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto, Gris Grimley, James Jean, Ragnar, others tba.

October 5th to 7th, 2007

Baby Tattooville provides a unique opportunity for a small group of celebrated artists and serious collectors to spend time together in a relaxed yet creatively stimulating environment. Without the time constraints of a typical personal appearance, or the crowd control issues of a high profile art event, artists and collectors will have a weekend-long opportunity to discuss and explore their mutual interests. Think of Baby Tattooville as an innovative and exclusive community built around the lifestyle of the artist and the artistry of the collector.

Riverside, CA

Baby Tattooville

August 2007

Dragon Con
Atlanta, GA

Opens August 31, 2007
Runs through September 03, 2007

Dragon*Con is America's largest, multi-media, popular arts convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film.

Dragon*Con is Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA
August 31st to September 3rd, 2007
Located at Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Atlanta Hilton.

I am getting flown down as a special guest for this event. Below are my panel and signing details.

Packaging your Art Differently, T-Shirts, Mugs, Toys, etc.
Join this panel discussion of fantasy/comic/horror art merchandising. How we made the leap from 'traditional' art to main stream merchandise and how we got them in the stores!
Tara McPherson, Gris Grimley, Don Maitz
Friday 8.31.07, 2.30pm, Hanover F Room

Dark Horse Booth Signing
Friday 8.31.07 4.00 to 5.00 pm

Drawing the Bizarre
A look at the premiere illustrators of the strange and surreal
Time: 8/31/2007 5:30:00 PM Location: International North - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Signing at my booth in Artists Alley
Saturday 9.1.07 1 to 3pm, 4 to 6pm

5th Annual Iron Artist Competition
Ever See Iron Chef? What would happen if the same idea was applied to Art? See the Dragon Con Iron Artist Battle an up and coming new talent. Whats the secret ingredient? Join us to find out!
Tara McPherson vs. William Stout!
Sunday 9.2.07, 10.00am, Regency V-VI

Signing at my booth in Artists Alley
Sunday 9.2.07 2 to 5pm

Women Artist - Their Tragedies & Their Triumphs
Join these successful professional women artists (and writers) as they discuss their personal stories of success and failure in the Art World.
Tara McPherson, Janny Wurts, Sarah Wilkinson, Jennie Angela Breeden, Elizabeth Leggett
Sunday 9.2.07, 5.30pm, Hanover F Room

Signing at my booth in Artists Alley
Monday 9.3.07 2 to 5pm

Hope to see you there!

Dragon Con

July 2007

San Diego Comic Con 2007
Booth 5022

Opens July 26, 2007
Runs through July 29, 2007

Booth 5022 - I will have lots of stuff for sale! Original art, prints, toys, stickers, and more!

I am doing a signing for my new 8" Hellboy toy with Mike Mignola at the Toy2r booth Friday July 27th at 3pm. Booth 4151 under the name Huckleberry Toys

Saturday July 28th
My booth #5022 from 1 to 3pm and 4 to 6pm

Sunday July 29th
My booth #5022 from 1 to 3pm and 4 to 5pm

San Diego, CA


June 2007

MoCCA Art Festival 2007
Puck Building, NYC

Opens June 23, 2007
Runs through June 24, 2007

I will have a table at one of the coolest art events in NYC.

June 23rd and 24th 2007
293 LaFayette Street


Paradise Toronto Comic Con
Toronto, Canada

Opens June 08, 2007
Runs through June 10, 2007

I will be attending as a special guest for this event.

Moderator: Diana Tamblyn
Take part in an examination of the cutting edge language of comic book storytelling through the eyes of some of today's most innovative storytellers: Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon), Janet Hetherington (Elvira), Raina Telgemeier (Babysitter’s Club), Tara McPherson (renowned illustrator), Faith Erin Hicks (Ice) and Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages).

Signing at The Women of Comics booth at 2pm Saturday

I will be at my table the rest of the event.

Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place, Hall C
Toronto, Canada

Paradise Con

April 2007

Atlanta Comics Expo
Atlanta, GA

Opens April 21, 2007

I'm getting flown down as a guest to the Atlanta Comics Expo.

I am only their on Saturday. I will be in panels and have a table in the artists alley.


March 2007

Jonathan LeVine Gallery's 16th Annual Swap Meet
Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens March 31, 2007 (Reception 7pm-9pm)
Runs through April 28, 2007

Group Exhibition to celebrate the new additional gallery room at Jonathan Levine.

529 West 20th 9th Fl.

Jonathan Levine Gallery

Adventures of Ace and Ion Toy Release!
Kidrobot LA

Opens March 29, 2007

Ace and Ion toy release and signing.
KidRobot LA- Thursday March 29th, 6-8 pm

7972 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 782-1411


Adventures of Ace and Ion Toy Release!
Kidrobot SF

Opens March 28, 2007

Adventures of Ace and Ion toy release event and signing!

KidRobot SF- Wednesday March 28th, 6-8 pm

1512 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 487-9000


Adventures of Ace and Ion Toy Release!
Kidrobot NY

Opens March 27, 2007

Adventures of Ace and Ion toy release event and signing!

KidRobot NYC- Tuesday March 27th, 6-8 pm

126 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 (212) 966-6688


Austin, TX

Opens March 15, 2007
Runs through March 17, 2007

We all go to SXSW again for the largest poster art expo in the US.

I will also be in a panel on Thursday the 15th at the Austin Museum of Art from 6 to 8pm with Erik Foss, Scott Campbell, Curse Mackey, Rusty Mills, Cobrasnake, and Elizabeth Huey.


January 2007

MADE in Edmonton
Alberta, Canada

Opens January 25, 2007

M.A.D.E. is pleased to present the Women in Design Lecture Series beginning in January 2007. The lectures will cover a variety of disciplines by designers from across North America.

The first lecture will be by artist Tara McPherson

January 25th, 2007
Grant MacEwan CN Conference Theatre (Room 5-142)
7 pm

The mission of this society is to heighten the public's awareness and ability to appreciate design, art and architecture, and in turn increase their capacity to demand good art and design in their communities.


Children of the Revolution
Audio Cinema

Opens January 06, 2007

Group art show with Tara McPherson, Corey Smith, 333 Empire, Casey Burns, Yoni Kifle, Fredrico Messi.

Music by Shaky Hands, Old Haunts, Mustaphamond, Rabbits, Wet Confetti and Show Me the Pink.

January 6th, 2007
Audio Cinema
226 SE Madison St.
Portland, OR

333 Empire

November 2006

Lonely Heart European Book Tour
Iguapop Gallery

Opens November 18, 2006

20.h to 23.h
One Day book signing event and poster exhibition

Iguapop Gallery
C/ Comerç, 15 08003
Barcelona, Spain
+34 / 933 100 735


Lonely Heart European Book Tour
Arkham Comics

Opens November 15, 2006

One Day book signing event and poster exhibition.

7 Rue Broca
75005 Paris, France

Arkham Comics

Lonely Heart European Book Tour
Büro Discount

Opens November 11, 2006

One Day book signing event and poster exhibition

Zurlindenstrasse 226, 8003
Zürich, Switzerland
41 (0)43 960 99 43

Büro Discount

Lonely Heart European Book Tour

Opens November 08, 2006

One Day book signing event and poster exhibition

Videodrom Shop
Oranienstrasse 195 - 10999
Berlin, Germany
030 - 612 87 223

Videodrom Shop

Feinkunst-Krueger Gallery
Hamburg, Germany

Opens November 04, 2006
Runs through November 25, 2006

Lonely Heart European Book Tour
Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception and Book Signing on November 4th
20.h to 23.h
Exhibition runs November 4th - 25th, 2006

Feinkunst-Krueger Gallery
Ditmar-Koel-Str. 22,
Hamburg, Germany
040 / 31 79 21 58

Feinkunst-Krueger Gallery

October 2006

Lonely Heart European Book Tour

Opens October 31, 2006

One Day book signing event

Q and A hosted by Paul Gravett

113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB
T: 020 7437 5660


Fuse Gallery

Opens October 28, 2006
Runs through December 02, 2006

Group show curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
This exhibit will cover the walls, and all of the bases, with original drawings from world class artists in the urban, tattoo, design, illustration, skateboard, snowboard and music worlds.

With over 200 artists including Barry McGee, Eric White, Ron English, Esao Andrews, Jeff Soto, Derek Hess, Jason D' Aquino, Tara McPherson, Spenser Sweeney, Gibby Haynes, Ben Cho, Rich Jacobs, Mark Gonzales, Dash Snow, HR Giger, Erik Foss, Nathan Cabrera and many more.

Exhibition runs October 28 through December 2, 2006
Opening Reception on Saturday, October 28th, 7 to 10 pm
2nd Ave between 5th and 6th

Fuse Gallery NYC

Lonely Heart European Book Tour
Richard Goodall Gallery

Opens October 28, 2006

12 - 6pm
One Day book signing event and poster exhibition

Richard Goodall Gallery
59 Thomas Street
Northern Quarter
Manchester, England M4 1NA
Tel: 0161-832 3435

Richard Goodall Gallery

Lonely Heart NYC Book Signing
Kidrobot NY

Opens October 12, 2006

The official NYC book signing for my new Lonely Heart Art Book!

At Kidrobot NY
126 Prince St. in Soho

Thursday October 12th from 6-8 pm

Books will be available for purchase at the event.


September 2006

Flatstock 11
Reeperbahn Festival

Opens September 21, 2006
Runs through September 23, 2006

FLATSTOCK 11 Poster Convention
Reeperbahn Festival

September 21st to 23rd 2006
Hamburg, Germany

With artists such as Firehouse, Jay Ryan, Tara McPherson, Lil Tuffy, Bongoüt, Tanxxx, and many more!

Flatstock Europe findet parallel zum Reeperbahn Festival vom 21. – 23.09.06 statt.
Die Ausstellung ist dann täglich geöffnet von 14.00 bis 22.00 Uhr.
Die Ausstellung wird voraussichtlich in einem Zelt auf dem Spielbudenplatz, dem zentralen Platz des Reeperbahn Festivals, gezeigt.
Der Eintritt für Festival-Besucher ist frei.

Reeperbahn Festival

August 2006

Diesel Fuel Prints Gallery
Portland, OR

Opens August 03, 2006

Book Release Event at Diesel Fuel Prints' new gallery with Dark Horse Comics.

I will have 25 advance copies of my Lonely Heart Art Book available that come with a special edition Unicorn Girl Print. The print is only available through the purchase of the advance copies. The actual book comes out in September.

Thursday August 3rd, 2006
6 to 10 pm

Diesel Fuel Prints
726 S E 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214

July 2006

San Diego Comic Con 2006
Booth 5492

Opens July 19, 2006
Runs through July 23, 2006

Another year of fun fun fun! I will be bringing posters, art prints, toys, buttons, t-shirts, original drawings, paintings, and painted comic pages (for the new Fables OGN), and lots of other things and stuff!

Booth 5492 - I will be here most of the time.

I will also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse booth with Frank Kozik (he wrote the foreword for my book). We will have 75 advance copies of my Lonely Heart art book available for pre sales during this signing! Sunday the 23rd from 1pm to 2pm.

July 19th - 23, 2006
San Diego Convention Center, CA


Solo Exhibition
Kidrobot NY

Opens July 06, 2006

July 6th 2006, 6-8pm

Kidrobot NY 126 Prince St. New York, NY 10012 212.966.6688


May 2006

Tara McPherson Rocks - A Poster Retrospective
BLK/MRKT Gallery

Opens May 06, 2006 (Reception 6-10 PM)
Runs through June 01, 2006

Solo Exhibition

Show runs May 6th until June 1st 2006

BLK/MRKT Gallery
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City CA 90232
P: 310 837 1989

BLK/MRKT Gallery

April 2006

Grand Union
The Front Room Gallery

Opens April 14, 2006

Curated by Jordin Isip and Roger Stevens

Over 100 artists were given a standard 5" x 7" oval masonite panel to work with.

Works by Melinda Beck, Calef Brown, Erik Foss, Maya Hayuk, Steven Guarnaccia, Jordin Isip, Aya Kakeda, Taylor McKimens, Tara McPherson, Martha Rich, Ryan Jacob Smith, Esther Pearl Watson, Jonathan Weiner, Eric White, and more...

Front Room Gallery

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Opens April 10, 2006

I will be giving a lecture at the University's Illustration Department on April 10th, 2006

Room 103 7pm
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Girls! Girls! Girls!
MF Gallery

Opens April 01, 2006
Runs through May 14, 2006

Featuring art by Molly Crabapple, Fawn Gewheiler, Angie Mason, Liz McGrath, Tara McPherson and more...
Body Painting Performance and DJ

April 1st to May 14th
157 Rivington St. NYC

MF Gallery

March 2006

Juxtapoz Show 2006
OX-OP Gallery

Opens March 24, 2006
Runs through March 25, 2006

March 24th and 25th, 2006
The Melvins will be playing both nights also.

1111 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Flatstock 8
Austin, TX

Opens March 16, 2006
Runs through March 18, 2006

We're doin it again!
Held during SXSW in Austin, TX.
March 16, 17, and 18th, 2006
Austin Convention Center

The FLATSTOCK poster show series is presented by the American Poster Institute(API). It is an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring the work of many of the most popular concert poster artists working today.
The FLATSTOCK shows provide the general public with an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who've created it.


February 2006

Swear Bear Show
CBGB Gallery

Opens February 14, 2006

Swear Bear Show

CBGB's Gallery
February 14th 2006
Begins at 6pm
313 Bowery

December 2005

The Fine Print
DVA Gallery

Opens December 03, 2005
Runs through January 03, 2006

A group print exhibition.

December 3rd, 2005 to Jan 3rd 2006

DVA Gallery
2568 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60614


November 2005

Fall/Winter Group Show
Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Opens November 19, 2005 (Reception 6-9 PM)
Runs through December 24, 2005

AJ Fosik, Doze Green, Andrew Schoultz, Matt Haber, Scott Gillis, David Sandlin, Tara McPherson, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck, Kristin Baker, Max Lawrence, Nouar and a couple more...

Opening reception - Saturday, November 19th, 6pm-9pm
November 19 thru December 24, 2005

529 W. 20th St.
9th Floor

Jonathan Levine Gallery

Super 7 Poster Show
Super 7 Store

Opens November 19, 2005
Runs through January 01, 2006

Super 7 Store
1630 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Super 7

AIGA NY Draw Event
New York, NY

Opens November 16, 2005

American Institute of Graphic Arts New York presents PrettyUgly

PrettyUgly looks at the work of three young illustrators, Aya Kakeda, Tara McPherson and Souther Salazar, exponents of the so-called New Weird America aesthetic. Delicate and deranged, homespun and psychedelic, they are confidently situated among the high/low, illustration/design/art pigeonholes. And they seem to have found their place in the commercial environment without any obvious loss to the soul of their work.

Moderated by Laurie Rosenwald.

Advanced registration
$15 AIGA members
$10 AIGA student members
$25 General public

Wednesday 16 November 2005

Donnell Library Auditorium
20 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation


The Munny Show
Kidrobot/Drive In Studios

Opens November 03, 2005

A charity auction of hand designed Munny's to benefit children affected by hurricane Katrina.

Anthony Ausgang, Dalek, James Jean, Joe Ledbetter, Huck Gee, Tado, Takashi Murakami, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Clayton Brothers and many munny more.

November 3rd 2005 in NY, SF and LA.

NY - 7-12 pm at Drive In Studios
443 W 18th St. btw 9th and 10th Ave.

See website for more information. There will be a huge turnout, so if you are interested in attending the opening please make sure to RSVP through the link below.


October 2005

Mystery Meat
Future Prospects Gallery

Opens October 01, 2005
Runs through October 29, 2005

A group show of works on paper curated by Jordin Isip.

Eric White, Dalek, Joel Dugan, Maya Hayuk, Taylor McKimens, Tara McPherson, Jonathan Weiner, Martha Rich, Neckface, Barry McGee, Esther Watson, and many more...

October 1st - 29th 2005

Shop 62-63 Marikina Shoe expo,
Araneta Center Cubao Quezon, Phillipines

September 2005

100 (Circus) Punks Rule NYC
Toy Tokyo Showroom

Opens September 30, 2005
Runs through October 20, 2005

100 hand painted Circus Punks will be shown at this exhibit.

Bobby Dixon, Clay Ferguson, Clayton Bros., Dalek, Daniel Danger, Dave Cooper, Dirty Donny, Eric Pigors, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Glenn Barr, Haze XXL, Jeremy Fish, Jermaine Rogers, Jordan Isip, Kaws, Lisa Pettrucci, Little Friends of Printmaking, Mark Ryden, Mars-1, Mike Fisher, Miq Willmott, Nathan Cabrera, Nathen Jurevicious, Neckface, Pizz, Pushead, Robert Williams, Ron English, Seonna Hong, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Todd Schorr, and more!!!

Toy Tokyo Showroom
September 30th to October 20th 2005
Opening reception September 30th 7 pm

Circus Punks

Live Girls! Theater
Seattle, WA

Opens September 10, 2005
Runs through November 09, 2005

Solo poster exhibit in the Live Girls! Theatre. Also happening on the opening day is the Balllard Art Fisk with performances every hour all day.

Opening Reception on Saturday September 10th, 6-9 pm
The show will run from September 10th - November 9th 2005

2220 NW Market
In Ballard Near the Corner of Market and Ballard Ave
Seattle, WA

Live Girls! Theater

Flatstock 7
Austin, TX

Opens September 03, 2005
Runs through September 06, 2005

That's right. Our renegade group of rock poster artists have managed to pull off six consecutive poster conventions in less than three years, and now we are gearing up for our seventh. Poster artists from around the world will hit Seattle , Washington for FLATSTOCK 7, the bi-annual convention, sponsored by the American Poster Institute, dedicated to the promotion of music poster art and design worldwide. You've heard the sordid tales of deluxe poster prints sold to the general public by the artists themselves, now come see for yourself. Your favorite bands put to paper by your favorite artists coming together for the freak out in one big ass room.

FLATSTOCK 7 is free for all with a Bumbershoot ticket, which is only $18 per day in advance. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters (you might want to bring some dough too since you won't want to leave empty handed.) FLATSTOCK 7 is an all-ages event.

Seattle Center , Fisher Pavilion
On the grounds of
BUMBERSHOOT Music and Arts festival
September 3 - 5, 2005


August 2005

13 Wheeler
Los Angeles, CA

Opens August 13, 2005
Runs through October 13, 2005

Group show by 10-4 Good Buddy Collective

Derek Hess, John John Jesse, Jeremy Fish, Tara McPherson, Gary Benzel, Deth P Sun, Logan Hicks, Chris Ryniak, Michael Sieben, Blaine Fontana, Scott Saw, Poor Al, Daryll Peirce and Lesley Reppeteaux

Opening Reception Saturday August 13th
Workhorse Visuals
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
L.A. CA 90029

The show will run for a month.

10-4 Good Buddy

July 2005

Graphic Noise
Museum of Design

Opens July 28, 2005
Runs through August 20, 2005

A group music poster exhibition.

July 28 - August 20, 2005
Opening reception Thursday July 28th, 6-9pm

Museum of Design Atlanta, GA
285 Peachtree Center Avenue, Marquis II Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1229

The Museum of Design is an associate of the Smithsonian Institution.

San Diego Comic Con 2005
Booth 1531

Opens July 14, 2005
Runs through July 17, 2005

San Diego Convention Center

I will have prints, posters and merch for sale. I will also be doing $40 and $100 sketches.

My booth number is 1531.

Panel Info:

Project Superior/Adhouse Books
Thursday, July 14
Room 9

I will update this with more info as it comes together...


2005 Art Center Illustration Alumni Showcase
111 Minna Gallery

Opens July 09, 2005
Runs through July 09, 2005

111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Special Guest Speaker Seymour Chwast

June 2005

Paper Dolls
Women's Art Center, UT

Opens June 17, 2005
Runs through July 10, 2005

A group exhibition of the worlds top women poster artists...

Elizabeth Daggar "Electrofork"- Brooklyn, NY
Sara Turner "Cricket Press"- Lexington, KY
Tara McPherson- L.A./NY
Leia Bell- Salt Lake City, UT
Amy Jo- Minneapolis, MN
Netalie Gvirtz- Tel Aviv, Israel
Anna Hellsgard "Bongout"- Berlin, Germany
Connie Collingsworth "Print Mafia"- Bowling Green, KY
Tanxxx- Bordeaux, France
Eleanor Grosch- Tampa, FL
Lucy Jones- Manchester, UK
Kelsey Dugan- Provo, UT
Eline Dam "Zeloot"- The Netherlands

Women's Art Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, OH

Opens June 11, 2005
Runs through June 11, 2005

Todays top 18 poster artists will be on hand inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selling posters and art, and answering your questions.

Tara McPherson, Voodoo Catbox/Gary Houston, Print Mafia, Mark Arminski, Drowning Creek Studio, LLC, Jermaine Rogers, Insurgent Arts/Paul Imagine, Justin Hampton, Nocturnal Showprint, Stainboy, Emek, Swamp/Lindsey Kuhn, Scrojo, Derek Hess, John Seabury, D.King Gallery/Dennis King, Engine House 13/Mike Martin

This is being held in conjunction with the CMJ music festival.

I will also be doing a radio interview on June 9th at 3pm on WCSB 89.3 FM. Listen to it on the internet here

June 10th - 11th, 2005
Cleveland, Ohio

May 2005

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Toronto, Canada

Opens May 28, 2005
Runs through May 29, 2005

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as a legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth. We seek to promote the creators of these works in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics and to reach as wide an audience as possible for them.

May28th and 29th, 2005


April 2005

540 Club
San Francisco, CA

Opens April 30, 2005
Runs through May 30, 2005

Solo Poster Exhibit
April 30th - May 30th
540 Clement St., San Francisco, CA

Motor City Music Trade Show
Detroit, MI

Opens April 21, 2005
Runs through April 24, 2005

This is the Detroit Rock n Roll Music Tradeshow. Over 400 bands in over 40 venues in 4 days. I will have a booth and be selling things. This event will be kicked off with the Detroit Music Awards on Wednesday April 20th at the State Theatre.

Mark Arminski, Tara McPherson and others. Exhibitors will inlcude technology, music products, rock posters, music organizations, indie labels, media, and fashion.

Also not to miss:
When I Paint My Masterpiece: Rock N Roll Poster Art Masters Speak
Thursday, April 22, 2:30-3:50 PM
Panel Room Assignment: W266
Panel Moderator: Mark Arminski
Panelists: Gary Grimshaw, Carl Lundgren, Glenn Barr, Tara McPherson

April 21st - 24th, 2005 11 am - 6pm
Michigan Hall in the Cobo Expo Center.
Detroit, Michigan


Gallery 1988

Opens April 19, 2005
Runs through May 20, 2005

A group show with tons of artists painting and drawing about 80's video games. I will be showing a new drawing.
Gary Baseman, Saiman Chow, Mars1, Tara McPherson, Daniel Peacock, Gerald de Jesus, Gary Taxali, and many many more.
April 19th - May 20th
Opening reception April 19th 2005 from 7-11 pm
Melrose and La Brea in Los Angeles, CA

Alternative Press Expo
San Francisco, CA

Opens April 09, 2005
Runs through April 10, 2005

Comic-Con International, which produces the Alternative Press Expo, is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
I will have a booth there and will be selling art prints, posters, and merch!
April 9th and 10th, 2005 in San Francisco, CA


March 2005

Flatstock 6
Austin, TX

Opens March 18, 2005
Runs through March 19, 2005

Group rock poster art convention featuring lots and lots of posters artists selling lots and lots of poster art. And some other things too.
Leia Bell, Tara McPherson, Casey Burns, Emek, Bobby Dixon, Guy Burwell, Dan Grzeca, Mike King, Jay Ryan, Jermaine Rogers, Uncle Charlie, and more!!!
If you haven't been to a Flatstock before I highly recommend coming to this one at SXSW. It is insanely fun! Buy cool art and see your favorite bands.
Held in conjunction with SXSW in Austin, TX. A week full of rock and roll. Just remember to drink lots of water!
March 18th and 19th, 2005


Portland Comic Con
Portland, OR

Opens March 06, 2005

I'll be here again selling things, signing things, and doodling. If you have any specific requests of art you would like me to bring please email me.
Guests include William Stout, Tara McPherson, Rebecca Woods, Alex Maleev, Paul Chadwick and others.
10am - 5pm
Memorial Coloseum at the Rose Quarter in the Exhibition Hall
Portland, OR

Everything But The Kitschen Sync Show
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens March 04, 2005
Runs through March 27, 2005

Annual group exhibition featuring all your favorite artists from around the country.
March 4th - 27th 2004
Opening reception Thursday March 4nd 2004 from 8-11 pm
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

La Luz de Jesus

February 2005

Emerald City Comic Con
Seattle, WA

Opens February 05, 2005
Runs through February 06, 2005

The Seattle based Comic Con! I will have a table in the artists alley and will have lots of cool stuff for sale and will be doing sketchbook drawings. If you have any specific requests of art you would like me to bring please email me.
February 5th and 6th 2005
Qwest Field Event Center in downtown Seattle, Washington

Emerald City Comic Con

December 2004

Hight Octane
The Compound Gallery

Opens December 02, 2004
Runs through December 31, 2004

A group show with all the artists published by Diesel Fuel Prints.
Kozik, Tara McPherson, Guy Burwell, Jeral Tidwell, Stainboy, Tooth, Bobby Dixon, and Todd Barriclow
December 2nd - Dec 31st 2004
Opening reception Thursday Dec 2nd 2004 from 7-10 pm
107 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 503.796.2733


Glasgow, Scotland

Opens December 02, 2004
Runs through December 14, 2004

A solo exhibition of prints and posters.
December 1st - 14th 2004.
Kings Court, 10 King St., Glasgow, Scotland G15QP.
Courtesy of Jane and Mark at Silver Dollar Gallery.

October 2004

Ghost Town
Tine Man Alley

Opens October 02, 2004
Runs through November 14, 2004

Ghost Town
A spooky Halloween exhibit!
Todd Schorr, Kathy Schorr, Gary Baseman, Ron English, Glenn Barr, Shag, Chris Mars, Tim Biskup, Jeff Soto, Daniel Martin Diaz, Ray Caesar, Dave Cooper, Lisa Petrucci, Marion Peck, Scott Musgrove, Daniel Peacock, Dalek, Mitch O'connell, Jonathan Weiner, Gary Taxali, Liz McGrath, Anthony Ausgang, Dave Burke, Chris Ryniak, Rich Borge, Ana Bagayan, Sean Christopher, Stephen Blickenstaff, Plankton, Miles Thompson, Andrew Brandou, Mike Burnett, Tara McPherson, Jordin Isip, Donovan Crosby, Michelle Piano, Colin Johnson and Jacob Lambert.
October 2nd - November 14th, 2004
608 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123, (215) 923-1418

September 2004

The Green Bean Gallery
Greensboro, NC

Opens September 05, 2004
Runs through October 17, 2004

Solo exhibition featuring limited edition prints and posters.
September 5th - October 17th 2004
Opening Reception September 10th 7-10pm
341 S. Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401 336.691.9990

Flatstock 5
Seattle, WA

Opens September 04, 2004
Runs through September 06, 2004

Can you believe we're at #5 already! Group rock poster art show featuring...
Kozik, EMEK, Tara McPherson, Justin Hampton, Brian Ewing, Guy Burwell, Seripop, Casey Burns, Leia Bell, Dan Grzeca, Patent Pending, and so many more...
Sept. 4th to the 6th, 2004, 11am - 7pm
Held in conjunction with the Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival in Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

July 2004

Graphic Content - The art of the new music poster
Landmark Gallery

Opens July 31, 2004
Runs through September 18, 2004

Art Chantry, Heads Of Sate, Aesthetic Apparatus, Justin Hampton, Tara McPherson, Jay Ryan, Frank Kozik, Mike King, Patent Pending, Dan Grzeca, Guy Burwell, Seripop, Leia Bell, Jay Vollmar and more!
Group exhibition featuring limited edition rock posters.
July 31st - Sepember 18th 2004
Opening Reception July 31st 6-8pm
Curated by Dirk Fowler
Landmark Arts, Texas School of Art, 18th and Flint (806).742.1947

The Art of Musical Maintenance
Goodfoot Gallery

Opens July 29, 2004
Runs through August 24, 2004

Lindsay Kuhn, Jermaine Rogers, Justin Hampton, Tara McPherson, Ron Liberti, Frank Kozik, Mike King, Emek, Dan Grzeca, Guy Burwell, Leia Bell, and more!
Group exhibition featuring limited edition rock posters.
July 29th - August 24th 2004
Opening Reception July 29th 5-11pm
The Goodfoot 2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR 97214, 503-239-9292

San Diego Comic Con 2004
San Diego Convention Center

Opens July 22, 2004
Runs through July 25, 2004

I will be on the DC Vertigo Q&A Panel on Thursday from 3.30 - 5pm.
I will be at the DC Vertigo Booth on Friday and Saturday doing a signing of The Witching, a new series by Vertigo, along with Jonathan Vankin, and Leigh Gallagher, the other artists on the project. You can bring anything you want there for me to sign. Check back for specific signing times.
The entire weekend I will have a booth at the Artists Alley (GG-13) and will have lots of stuff for sale.
The convention is July 22nd - 25th 2004.
I will be there on Thursday 22nd thru Sunday the 25th, 2004
San Diego Convention Center


Inbred Silkscreen Show
Junc Gallery

Opens July 16, 2004

Justin Wood, Robert Bellm, Tara McPherson, Saiman Chow, Rachel Sumpter, Levon Jihanian, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, David Miller, Jordan Crane
4017 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90029


Girly Show
Toyroom Gallery

Opens July 15, 2004
Runs through July 17, 2004

Shaunna Peterson, Tara McPherson, Lesley Reppeteaux, Martha Rich, and others
July 15th - July 17th 2004
Curated by Shaunna Peterson
2419 2nd Ave. Sacremento, CA 95818 916.455.5269


M Modern Gallery

Opens July 03, 2004

Tara McPherson, The Pizz, Mark Mothersbaugh, Shaunna Peterson, Tim Biskup, Fawn Gehweiler, Daniel Peacock, Helen Garber, and more!!!....
All art will $999 and under!
Opening Reception July 3rd 7-12pm
Palm Springs, CA

M Mordern

Portland, OR

Opens July 02, 2004
Runs through July 31, 2004

Solo exhibition featuring limited edition rock posters.
July 2nd- July 31st 2004
Opening Reception Friday July 2nd 10pm - 2am
Music provided by Jackie and Man of the Year
16th and NW Marshall, Portland, OR

June 2004

A Day on the Lawn
Froden Gallery

Opens June 25, 2004

P-Jay Fidler, Tara McPherson, Kevin Christie, Clayton Brothers, Martha Rich, Gary Taxali and more...
I will be at the opening.
11614 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

May 2004

Sugar Pants
Chindogu Gallery

Opens May 22, 2004
Runs through June 19, 2004

Sugar Pants
Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Dave Witt
Sweet! Lot's of framed prints, posters and paintings.
Saturday May 22 - June 19
Opening Reception May 22nd 8-11 pm
8915 N. Western Ave. OKC, OK 7311

Sabala's at the Mt. Tabor Theatre
Portland, OR

Opens May 18, 2004
Runs through June 15, 2004

Solo exhibition featuring limited edition posters.
May 18th - June 15th 2004
50th and Hawthorne, Portland, OR

April 2004

Amsterdam Record Convention
Utrecht, Netherlands

Opens April 17, 2004

Tara McPherson and Darren Grealish
Tara will have a booth at Europe's largest record convention selling her rock posters and fine art prints.


Fused Magazine
Touring Exhibition

Opens April 12, 2004
Runs through July 31, 2004

Touring Rock and Roll poster art exhibition sponsored by Fused Magazine featuring posters by Tara McPherson, Brian Ewing, Mark Arminski, Uncle Charlie, Bob Masse and more...
Bulls Head in Mosely UK, April 12 - May 2
Halfway House in Wolverhampton UK, May 10 - June 13
Medicine Bar in Birmingham UK, June 16 - June 27
St. Bridges Design Gallery in London UK, June 29 - July 31, 2004

OX-OP Gallery

Opens April 03, 2004
Runs through April 30, 2004

The Double X Chromosome Group Show
Hosted by Cristina Martinez (Boss Hog)
Vicki Wong, Tara McPherson, Seonna Hong, Oksana Badrak, Niagara, Shaunna Peterson, Kirsten Ulve, Fafi, Liz McGrath, Isabel Samaras, Lisa Petrucci, Martha Rich and more...
April 3rd - 30th 2004 Opening Reception April 3rd 7-11pm
1111 Washington Ave S. Minneapolis, MN


March 2004

Flatstock 4
Austin, TX

Opens March 19, 2004
Runs through March 20, 2004

Group rock poster art show featuring...
Darren Grealish, EMEK, Tara McPherson, Justin Hampton, Jeral Tidwell, Jermaine Rogers, Mark Arminski, Print Mafia, Marco Almera, Leia Bell, Factor 27 and many more...
March 19th and 20th, 2004
Held at SXSW in Austin TX
I will also be a guest speaker at Seen And Heard the AIGA Conference held in conjunction with Flatstock.


Portland Comic Con
Portland, OR

Opens March 07, 2004

Tara will be there signing copies of her comic covers. She will also have limited edition prints and posters for sale.
Portland Convention Center

Everything But The Kitschen Sink Show
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens March 01, 2004

Annual group exhibition featuring all your favorite artists from around the country
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

La Luz de Jesus

February 2004

Modern Love
M Modern Gallery

Opens February 14, 2004

Shag, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Seonna Hong, Tara McPherson, Paul Frank, Marion Peck, Dave Burke, Liz McGrath, Anthony Ausgang, Marco Almera, Sunny Buick, Fawn Gehweiler, Lisa Petrucci, Yukima Kayukawa, Christine Cegavske, The Pizz, Von Franco, Mark Mothersbaugh, Glen Barr and more...
Opening reception on Valentines Day
400 & 448 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

M Modern

Wonder Years Lost
Blah Blah Gallery

Opens February 01, 2004

Wonder Years Lost
Tara is the featured artist for February 2004 on this great online gallery.

Blah Blah

January 2004

Big Men in Little Cars
Tin Man Alley Gallery

Opens January 10, 2004
Runs through February 15, 2004

Group art show about Shriners!
January 10th, 2004 through February 15th, 2004
Opening reception Saturday, January 10th, from 6pm to 9pm
608 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123, (215) 923-1418

December 2003

10-4 Good Buddy Collective
Impero Media Gallery

Opens December 20, 2003
Runs through January 25, 2004

What's your 20?
A whole bunch of artists and some stuff from me too.
December 20th 2003 - Jan 25th 2004
Opening Reception December 20th from 7pm-2am
Closing Reception January 25th from 7pm-11pm
Impero Media Gallery
745 Emerald Street San Diego, CA 92109

Star Shoes
Hollywood, CA

Opens December 17, 2003
Runs through January 17, 2004

Need a new pair of shoes? Well get a pair that has been artistically tinkered with by your favorite artist! Featuring shoes creatively enhanced by...
Jordon Davis, Liz McGrath, Kevin Christy, Steve Seouka, Buffmonster, Bill Faroux, Shaunna Peterson, Tara McPherson, Kime Buzzelli, Travis Chatham, Hans Cholo, Ludditte Design, Fiora (Ghetto Gloss Gallery), John Davis (Transmission House Gallery), Jonathan Stephens, Albert Cueller, Emily Ryan, Brian M Viveros, Pjay Fidler, David Choe, Jeff Soto, Souther Salazar, Brendan Fowler, Dame Darcy, Defile, Electric Barbarella and more...
December 17th 2003 - Jan 17th 2004
Opening Reception December 17th from 8-11pm, party to follow.
Hollywood and Cahuenga Blvd.

November 2003

Culture Cache
San Francisco, CA

Opens November 08, 2003
Runs through December 07, 2003

Fawn Gehweiler, Emily Ryan, Tara McPherson, Caroline Hwang, Saelee Oh,
and Rachell Sumpter
November 8th - Decemeber 7th 2003
1800 Bryant St. #104 San Francisco, CA 94110

Culture Cache

October 2003

Gods and Monsters
Columbus, Ohio

Opens October 31, 2003
Runs through November 05, 2003

Little Nightmares
Jeral Tidwell, Tara McPherson, Jason Goad, and many more
October 31st through November 5th 2003
Opening reception Halloween night from 7pm to 11pm
3229 N. High Street, Columbus Ohio 43202

August 2003

Flatstock 3
Seattle, WA

Opens August 30, 2003
Runs through September 01, 2003

Group rock poster art show featuring...
Kozik, Darren Grealish, EMEK, Tara McPherson, Justin Hampton, Brian Ewing, Jermaine Rogers, Mark Arminski, Print Mafia, Marco Almera, Leia Bell, Factor 27 and many more...
August 30th to September 1st, 2003, 11am - 7pm
Held at Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival in Seattle Center, Seattle, WA


July 2003

San Diego Comic Con 2003
San Diego Convention Center

Opens July 19, 2003

Tara will be there signing copies of Fleshrot at the Frightworld Studios booth. Tara has a pin-up in this Graphic Novel. Also will have limited edition prints for sale.


June 2003

The Muse Gallery
San Diego, CA

Opens June 14, 2003
Runs through July 07, 2003

A three person exhibition featuring paintings and prints by...
Tara McPherson, Marco Almera, and Tim McCormick
June 14th to July 7th 2003
Opening reception Saturday June 14th from 7-11pm
2911 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

Lonely Hearts Gang
Zone 9 Flatfile Gallery

Opens June 03, 2003

Solo exhibition by Tara McPherson.
Downtown L.A.

April 2003

Robots Have Feelings Too
Culture Cache

Opens April 05, 2003

Group show featuring...
Jeff Soto, Tara McPherson, Rob Clayton, Cristian Clayton, Dalek, Calef Brown, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Martha Rich, PJ Fidler, Sunny Buick, Tavis Coburn, and many more....
Curated by Jeff Soto
Opening from 7-11pm
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant St. #104, San Francisco

Culture Cache

Fame / Infamy
Art Coalition

Opens April 01, 2003

Group exhibition featuring many local artists.
5227 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

March 2003

Roq La Rue Gallery
Seattle, WA

Opens March 16, 2003

Also held in conjunction with Flatstock 3 is a one week exhibit of art by the poster artists involved in Flatstock. This will be held at Roq La Rue Gallery Friday August 29th prior to Flatstock and during Bumbershoot.
Reception is August 29th, 2003 7pm
2316 2nd Ave. Seattle, WA 98121, 206.374.8977

Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens March 04, 2003

6th Annual Group Show!
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 323.666.POOP

La Luz de Jesus

Art Coalition
Hollywood, CA

Opens March 01, 2003

Art by featured artist Adam Strange, with a group exhibition featuring many local artists.
5227 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 818 506-0938

January 2003

Sci-Fi Western Art Exhibit
111 Minna Gallery

Opens January 23, 2003

Group show featuring...
Joe Sorren, Eric White, Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto, Rob Clayton, Cristian Clayton, Liz McGrath, Robert Williams, Isabel Samaras, Aaron Marshall, Sunny Buick, Hungry Dog Studios, Sean Stepanoff, Giant, Stacy Lande, Marco Almera, Gerald de Jesus, Todd Schorr, Kalynn Campbell, Frank Kozik, and many more....
Curated by Sunny Buick
111 Minna St. San Francisco, 415.974.1719

November 2002

Cannibal Flower
Los Angeles, CA

Opens November 23, 2002

Group Show
435 S. Spring St., The Music Building, Downtown LA
Come in costume or walking art $5, otherwise $7 donation.

Cannibal Flower

Gristle Magazine
Silverlake, CA

Opens November 08, 2002

Release exhibit for Sean Stepanoff's "Gristle #4" Art Magazine
Featuring art by
Tara McPherson, Sean Stepanoff, Sunny Buick, Paul Chatem, Pearl,
Jef Clark, Lureline, Jean Paul Garnier, and Buddy Hickson.
Reception from 7-11pm, Friday November 8th
Vice in Silverlake 3938 Sunset Blvd.

Ladyfest Los Angeles
Downtown, LA

Opens November 08, 2002

Amazing event representing the women artists, musicians, writers, and film makers of Los Angeles.
The Spring Tower Bank Building: 453 S. Spring St. Downtown LA.
The Opening begins at 7pm Saturday, November 9th
At night, bands will be playing at the Palace Theater 2 blocks down.

Zone 9 Flatfile Gallery
Downtown, LA

Opens November 01, 2002

Kimmy McCann opens her new Flatfile Gallery
I will be exhibiting art availible for purchase over the next year.
435 S. Spring St., Downtown L.A

September 2002

Flatstock 1
San Francisco, CA

Opens September 28, 2002
Runs through September 28, 2002

Group rock poster art show featuring...
Kozik, Darren Grealish, EMEK, Alan Forbes, Tara McPherson, Justin Hampton, Brian Ewing, Jermaine Rogers, Mark Arminski, Jeral Tidwell, and many more...
September 28th and 29th, 2002
Cellspace, San Francisco


August 2002

Four Your Eyes Only
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens August 02, 2002
Runs through September 01, 2002

Group show featuring...
Tim Biskup, Craiger, Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto
August 2nd through September 1st, 2002
Reception Friday August 2nd, 8-11pm
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

La Luz de Jesus

May 2002

Burning Brush Art Auction
Playing With Fire - Memories of Childhood

Opens May 26, 2002

Group show featuring...
Glenn Barr, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Jeff Soto, COOP, Gary Baseman, Seonna Hong, Liz McGrath, Sara Barrios, Calef Brown, and many more...
Beverly Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Avenue, Studio City
Preview from 3 - 6 pm, Live Auction at 6 pm by Tim Biskup

March 2002

Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens March 02, 2002

Big group show featuring so many artists you have to see it to believe it!
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

La Luz de Jesus

November 2001

Cannibal Flower
The Lab

Opens November 01, 2001

Group Show
The Lab, Downtown LA

Cannibal Flower

October 2001

Blood Moon
Los Angeles, CA

Opens October 01, 2001

All female group show featuring 5 female artists including Tara McPherson and Arabella Proffer.
Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles

Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens October 01, 2001

Tons and Tons of Artists!
4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

La Luz de Jesus

August 2001

Burning Brush Art Auction
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village

Opens August 01, 2001

Group show featuring many amazing artists!
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village
Preview from 3 - 6 pm, Live Auction at 6 pm by Tim Biskup and Sixspace Gallery

June 2001

Blessing of the Cars
Hansen Dam

Opens June 01, 2001

Have your car blessed! And check out cool art by Robert Williams, The Pizz, Tara McPherson and more!

Cannibal Flower
The Lab

Opens June 01, 2001

Featured Artist: Tara McPherson
The Lab, Downtown LA

Cannibal Flower

May 2001

Cannibal Flower
The Lab

Opens May 01, 2001

Group Show
The Lab, Downtown LA

Cannibal Flower

April 2001

Cannibal Flower
Spiral Gallery

Opens April 01, 2001

Group Show
Spiral Gallery, Downtown LA

Cannibal Flower

March 2001

Cannibal Flower
Seeing Red Studio

Opens March 05, 2001

Group Show
Seeing Red Studio, Hollywood

Cannibal Flower

October 2000

Wake Me When I'm Famous
Los Angeles, CA

Opens October 31, 2000

Group show featuring...
Tara McPherson and Mark Heggie
Sponsored by Absolute Vodka and Red Bull
Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles

Burning Brush Art Auction
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village

Opens October 01, 2000

Group show featuring many amazing artists! Run by Tim Biskup, and Sixspace.
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village
Preview from 3 - 6 pm, Live Auction at 6 pm

August 2000

Wake Me When I'm Famous
Los Angeles, CA

Opens August 01, 2000
Runs through August 01, 2000

Honest Weight

Group show featuring...

Kevin Christy, Taylor McKimmens, Steve Seuoka, Tara McPherson and Mark Heggie

Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles

July 2000

Blessing of the Cars

Opens July 01, 2000
Runs through July 01, 2000

Have your car blessed! And check out cool art by many of your favorite lowbrow artists!

June 2000

Burning Brush Art Auction
Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village

Opens June 01, 2000
Runs through June 01, 2000

Group show featuring many amazing artists!

Bigfoot Lodge, Atwater Village

Preview from 3 - 6 pm, Live Auction at 6 pm by Tim Biskup

March 2000

Uncommercial Art By Commercial Artists
La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Opens March 01, 2000
Runs through March 01, 2000

Group show featuring many, many talented artists!

4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

La Luz de Jesus