Taryn Coulson is a contemporary painter, currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Taryn graduated from the Studio Arts Program at the University of Guelph, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2011, then moved out to Canada’s west coast to complete the Independent Studio Program at the Vancouver Island school of Art.
In 2014 Taryn’s work was featured in Canada’s House & Home Magazine in their “Trends of the Year” issue. Taryn has since exhibited her work in galleries and Interior design shows (Address Assembly, IDS West 2018) in Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto. Recently Taryn has been completing murals in Vancouver, for the DVBA Canvas Corridor, the Prole Building Downtown and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Taryn began making paintings as a response to the ubiquity and overload of images through technological sources, and our experience of artworks becoming increasingly distanced from their original source. The idea of failure through technological reproduction, and the inevitable erosion of image through pattern and repetition are fundamentals of her painting practice.
Each of Taryn’s paintings begin with a neatly planned grid, and through the performative process of addition and subtraction of paint (repeating patterns, techniques and colours) each grid is simultaneously built up and broken down. The result is a completely unique composition that emerges organically on the canvas.
Fascinated with the possibilities in variation that happen as a painted action gets repeated again and again, Taryn’s work strives to discover and reveal moments of beauty in pattern and process; when a medium gets pushed to its limits, and breaks apart into something spectacular.