Born in Ontario, Oregon, 1970
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon
Storm Tharp takes his inspiration from a wide-ranging set of influences. The raw content of the work stems from the characterization of human experience and tying his interpretations and results through different styles that he employs. Figurative or otherwise, the work reflects personal history, broader sociocultural distortions, and universal truths.
For Converge 45, Tharp has produced large-scale monotype prints, which connote ruptured color fields and tantric paintings. Tharp’s work was featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and has been acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Saatchi Gallery, London, England; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California. He was recently featured in Disjecta’s Portland 2016 Biennial curated by Michelle Grabner. Tharp is represented locally by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.