Artist Tara Bullington was born in Littleville, Alabama before smartphones and social media were a thing. She received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, then moved to the west coast. She hung out in LA for a few years and painted every day while working some really fun jobs. Eventually, she returned to the south to earn her MFA from Memphis College of Art. After grad school, Tara lived and worked in Florence, AL as a Studio Art professor at both the University of North Alabama and Northwest Shoals Community College for over 15 years. She has now landed in Austin, TX and works from her home studio while teaching online Art Appreciation and Art History.
MFA Memphis College of Art
MCA Traveling Fellowship Award
Jem Freyaldenhoven Award
Graduate Scholarship Award
BFA University of Alabama
Outstanding Art Student Award
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Joiner, Dorothy. "Red Clay Survey 2017 at Huntsville Museum of Art". World Sculpture News, Volume 29 Spring 2017. (Image)
Maddox,David. “Rhizomatic Reality”. Nashville Scene, December 9, 2004. (Images)
Higginbotham, Jennifer. “Russellville Artist Displays Work at UNA Gallery”. The Flor-Ala,September 9, 2004.
Venn, Beth. Max:03/Show Catalog, 2003. (Images)
MCA Graduate Catalog, 2003/2005. (Images)
Grills, Erin. “U of M Max:03 art exhibition brings national curator to local artists”.
The DailyHelmsman, July 31, 2003, page 7. (Image)
Hamilton, Jeanne. “Max:03”, Number, No. 46, Fall 2003, Cover; pp.10-11(Cover, Images)
Hurt, Courtney B. “Tara Bullington: Drawing from Experience”. Bliss, Volume 1, Number 11,December 2001, Cover; pp. 1,2,6 (Cover Images)
Koeppel, Fredric. “Art with Heart”. Commercial Appeal, February 10, 2004
Price, Mark. “Tara Bullington at the Memphis College of Art”. Number, No. 45, Summer 2003,p.20. (Image)
Arts Alive 2003 Poster Artist, Arts Alive Festival, Florence, AL