About The Artist
Tara Barr is a lifelong art lover based in the Washington, DC area. After spending over a decade building a career as a technology professional, she decided to prioritize art and creativity in her life. Now Tara can be found painting in her studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
About The Artwork
Tara Barr’s work explores themes of nostalgia and technology. In her previous career as a technology professional, Barr was very mindful of the ways in which our everyday experiences are shaped by the design of the devices we interact with. Barr also learned to appreciate her place in the long history of women working in the technology industry. She has carried those interests and lessons with her into her art career. Tara Barr uses her artwork to draw attention to and elevate the great design of the objects that have filled our lives and live in our memories. Barr’s work invites others to reflect on their own personal and family histories and to consider that our shared experiences connect us to one another. She gravitates towards subjects related to technology and industrial design, finding as much beauty in meticulously designed and manufactured items as others may find in a landscape or portrait.