Tara Gladden

  • Director and Curator for Kohl Gallery; Lecturer in Studio Art

Tara Gladden

Tara Gladden Double Fantasy

Tara Gladden is currently Director and Curator for Kohl Gallery at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. She began her curatorial activities in New York City, where she co-founded and co-curated the NYC Anarchist Art Festival with Adriana Varella and David Gladden from 2009-2012. During this time, she established an ongoing relationship with historic anarchist theatre group, The Living Theatre and was co-founder and co-organizer of Anarko Art Lab, a monthly, collaborative, interdisciplinary, experimental art happening held at The Living Theatre on Manhattan’s lower east side. In 2014, she began as Galleries Manager at Salisbury University where she was responsible for operations in one off campus, and 2 on campus galleries. During her tenure as Galleries Manager at SU, she curated and/or co-curated over 20 regional, national, and international exhibitions and events in all media across all three of SU’s Galleries, and in additional project spaces.

 In 2012 for John Cage’s 100th birthday, she co-founded John Cage Memorial Park and Chance House Artist Residency with David Gladden on 4 ½ acres of land in the remote Chesapeake Bay fishing village of Chance, MD. From 2012-2018 she was a co-founder, co-curator, and collective member of W.O.R.K., a community art space devoted to adventurous art and music happenings on Salisbury MD’s downtown plaza.  

Gladden is also an artist and educator, teaching in higher ed since 2011. Over the years, she has taught courses and workshops in Voice & Music Technology, Social Practice, Art and Community, Multimedia, Lens-based and Audiovisual Practices. Her artistic practice includes conceptual, multimedia, and performance strategies.  She works both independently and in close collaboration with her artistic partner and husband, David Gladden. Their work has been programmed and exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in festivals, private and non-profit galleries, established and DIY performance venues.

Artist's website: www.ctaragladden.org


MFA, Brooklyn College in Performance and Interactive Media Arts
BM, Boston University in Voice Performance. 


ART245 Photography
ART291 Intermedia_VNM (Video & New Media)