Gunnar Tarsa was born in New Jersey and relocated to Georgia, outside of Atlanta. He received his BFA with an emphasis on Drawing from the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, GA. His works have mostly been shown in public places and alternative spaces. One fateful morning he was caught in the gaze of a mirror where he met The Boy Who Sees Yellow, who is a traveler of the inner cosmos and a resident of an alternative universe and plane of existence. The two of them found kinship in one another and they set out on a great adventure to help each other grow. The Boy is full of wide-eyed optimism and shed a new way of seeing life for Gunnar. While Gunnar could bring the imaginative world of his counterpart into existence for this material realm. The two are on an ongoing exploration of universe through the archaic medium of drawing. They seek to ceaselessly create in ever-expanding universes with hopes of inspiring others to join in on the journey.
2018 ATHICA Artist Residency Program February - April
2018 Jittery Joe's Baxter St. , Month of October, Athens, GA.
2018 Organizing Chaos The Art of Gunnar Tarsa, Quiet Gallery, Athens-Clarke County Library, Month of April, Athens, GA.
2018 AMICI ATHENS, Months of March & April Exhibit, Athens, GA.
2017 Art Spot Gallery, Months of April & May Exhibit, Atlanta, GA.
2017 Mama’s Boy Restaurant, Month of March Exhibit, Athens, GA.
2018 URGE Kickoff Party, Group Show, Athens, GA.
2018 42nd Casa Bonanza Gallery, Months of June & July, Stone Mountain, GA.
2018 The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 1, Creature Comforts Brewery, Athens, GA.
2017 Performances at various traditional and experimental art galleries under Guy Did Ail
2017 Loop 10: Confinement/Restriction, ATHICA, Athens, GA.
2017 This is Halloween Art Show, Flicker Bar, Athens, GA.
2017 Creature Comforts Art Party, Creature Comforts Brewery, Athens, GA.
2017 Pop-Up Gallery, Georgia Museum of Art Student Association, Athens, GA.
2017 The Line Between, Exit Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2017 42nd Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA.
2017 The Raw Dill, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, TN.
2017 Love On the Side, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Athens, GA.
2016 Art Invasion, Local Curated Show, Athens, GA.
2016 Hall Street Exit Show, Athens, GA.
2015 Foundations Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2018 MIND MATTER MURAL 001, AMICI Athens, Athens, GA.
2017 "I'd Rather Be In Tignall.", Mural in Tignall, GA.
2017 “Word Space // You, Me, Us, We.”, Mural in Snelling Dining Commons, UGA, Athens, GA.
2017 “Wall of Honor // Never Forgotten”, Mural in Rutledge, GA.
2016 St. Mary Mural, St. Mary’s Episcopal Chapel, Athens, GA.
2018 Organizing Chaos Artist Talk, Athens-Clarke County Library, April 10th, Athens, GA.
2017 Café Apollinaire, April 18th, The importance of a mission driven life for the artist, Cine Barcafe, Athens, GA.
A discovery awaits me in the primordial goop. I sift around until I find the center. Sinking down, gripped by the pressures of a history around me. My eyes lose focus, but my mind guides my sight. My soul fires my engine of being. I see myself. The most human form of myself. He grasps my heart.
"Let's inspire humanity."
He pushes my consciousness to the heavens. I whisper a prayer into the darkness.
"We are human beings."
- Gunnar Tarsa