Artist Biography

TarapicTara O’Connor is an OCAD University Graduate of Fine Arts where she majored in Sculpture and Film. Tara has a wide arrange of sculpting skills from wood working, mould making, bronze casting, metal work with vast knowledge in different applications and processes. Tara also enjoys working with new technology to achieve craftsmanship quality art. Her sculpting skills are life like with surreal elements of nature and beauty. Her main area of focus is bronze casting or plaster work. Tara can be seen working in her downtown studio on a regular basis. Tara is able to do commissioned work throughout 2018. Please contact her for quotes.

Tara is seen working in the fashion and film industry in Toronto. Currently, Ms. O’Connor is the Event Coordinator for Fashion Art Toronto Week which she has been apart of since 2010.  Her love for fashion is elevated throughout the week long event hosted at Daniels Spectrum in April 2018. Tara is also a freelance Art Director and Production Coordinator. Her work includes working with artist such as Snoop Dog and Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall.

Ms. O’Connor also explores abstract painting as a way for her to reveal stress and mediate. Her paintings are inspired by artist such as Pullock and Dali with vibrant colour tones and layers. All of Tara’s painting are gifts, donations and commissions.

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|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2014

Welcome friends and family to FAT- Arts & Fashion Week 2014! #fashion #art #taraartist #toronto #shoetree

I am pleased and honoured to announce I will be displaying an Interactive Art Installation at the week long event!

BACKSTORY—>I come from the country side, Durham Region, and on my way to my cottage I have always seen trees covered in cottagers old summer shoes. I have always been drawn to the mystery of the shoe, who worn them, who started them, how did they get there? Well know its my turn to create one in Toronto! Help me by bringing your old unwanted shoes!

HOW?—>I am asking all designers, fashionistas, photographers, friends, and family to bring your old, worn, unwanted shoes to hammer into my week long installation. We will be creating a Fashion Shoe Tree onsite by incorporating used shoes onto a tree near the venue! (SHHHHH!! Its a secret!)

MY GOAL—> To create Toronto’s First FASHION SHOE TREE!

“The tree at the end of the road, the model at the end of the runway
The tree that grows while the trends fade away
No one ever knew that this would be the day
The models’ shoes become the tree
While the tree becomes the runway”- Tara

TICKETS—> $35 per day or $100 for the whole week, visit http://fashionarttoronto.ca/buy-tickets/ for ordering online. Tickets will be available at the door

CHECK IT OUT—> My artist page at https://www.facebook.com/taraoconnorartist

WEBSITE—> www.taraoconnorartist.com

|FAT| WEBSITE—> http://fashionarttoronto.ca/2014/03/16/tara-oconnor-shoe-trees/