- 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts: BFA Photography, Hartford Art School (HAS), University of Hartford (UH), West Hartford, CT
- 2012 Associate of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Northwestern Connecticut Community College (NCCC), Winsted, CT
2015 Light Beyond the Looking Glass, BFA Senior Thesis, Joseloff Gallery, HAS/UH, West Hartford, CT
2012 Spring Art Exhibition, Founders Hall Gallery, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
"A Connecticut resident all of her life, Tara's main focus is her surroundings, taking pictures of a familiar, external place that evoke a subjective, inner world. A visual image, such as a portrait of her younger brother, makes her instantly feel an emotion, vulnerability, that sees a future memory, now a photograph. Her practice anchors her deep-seated love of family, the need for stability and clarity, acting as a safeguard against change in her unknowable future. Like the keeper of a family picture album, she chooses a single person/place to "frame" her pictures."
-Ellen Carey, Associate Professor, Hartford Art School