Photo by Moody 2021

Born May, 5 1994 // Olongapo City, Philippines // raised overseas as a military child, Maryann Taruc (Tahrook)  has a distinctive perspective on the world

Tahrook is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in the vibrant art scene of Washington, DC. She started studying art as an infant and proceeded to explore abstract expressionism and the depths of her own heart and mind. These influences have inspired her style of figurative/representational art from her 2018 to 2019 work. She also studied at Corcoran School of the Arts to further her knowledge in abstract and fine art.

She is currently an artist in residence at The Kennedy Center and also spends a lot of her artistic time at a studio downtown DC at the Independent Sector, an association of the nation’s non-profit organizations. Her other creative interests include doing tattoos, djing, film photography , direction and film.

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11.16.19 / Self Exploration / Solo Exhibition / The Sunset Center / Carmel by the Sea, CA

9.15.19 / Tahrook at Homme / Solo Exhibition / 52 O st. NW / Washington, DC

5.14.19 / Weave the People / Group Exhibition / Union Market / Washington, DC

3.23.18 / Seasonal Affective / Solo Exhibition / AOK Art Space  / Washington, DC

1.22.18 / New Balance 574 / Group Exhibition / Shoe City / Washington, DC

9.16.16 / Free Yout 3 / Group Exhibition / 411 NY AVE NE / Washington, DC

5.14.16 / Hoodstock DC / Group Exhibition / Blind Whino / Washington, DC

4.25.16 / Herbin Development / Group Exhibition / Piola Pizzeria / Washington, DC

8.15.15 / Joint Joint / Group Exhibition / Beer4U Sports Bar / Waldorf, MD



2020, Studio residency, The Kennedy Center & The Reach, Washington, DC

2019, Studio residency, AOK Artist Residency, Cape Cod, MA

2019, Studio residency, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC

2018, Studio residency, AOK Art Space, Washington, DC

2017, Studio residency, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, Washington, DC

2017, Warehouse residency & Curating Space, Art Warehouse, Washington, DC