Born in 1987 in Boston, USA. Lives and works in Boston.
Tara Sellios received her BFA in photography with a minor in art history from the Art Institute of Boston in 2010. Her recent solo exhibitions include Sinuous at C. Grimaldis Gallery, (Baltimore), Testimony at Blue Sky Gallery (Portland) and Luxuria at Gallery Kayafas (Boston), where she will be having her third exhibition in September of 2019. She is a two time Massachusetts Cultural Council photography fellowship winner, a Getty Images Creative Bursary recipient and was named an emerging photographer to watch by Art New England magazine. Tara Sellios lives and works in her South Boston studio using various mediums, including large format photography, painting and sculpture and installation.
Through carnal, morbid but also seductive still lives, Tara Sellios aspires to make apparent the restlessness of a life that is knowingly so temporary and vulnerable.
Tara Sellios strives to create images that elegantly articulate the totality of existence, focusing heavily life’s underlying instinctive, carnal nature in the face of fragility and impermanence. The concept of morality in relation to mortality has possessed a significant presence within the history of art, ranging from religious imagery to the work of the Dutch vanitas painters. Manifesting melancholic, seemingly damning themes with beauty and precision, as these artists did, results in an image that is seductive, forcing the viewer to look, despite its apparent grotesque and morbid nature. Through these images, she aspires to make apparent the restlessness of a life that is knowingly so temporary and vulnerable.