McPherson was born in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with honors in illustration and a minor in fine art. Multiple books of her work have been published, and she’s lectured at art schools around the world. Her work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Spin, International Tattoo Art and more, as well as in the Oscar Award-winning film Juno. In 2011 she opened the Cotton Candy Machine art boutigue in Brooklyn. Now a home for promoting and exhibiting the artists that Tara has worked alongside over the last decade.
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