Tavarus Blackmon, also known bythe Anglo-Saxon, Blackmonster, lives with his partner and three children in the City of Trees, Sacramento, California. He earned his MFA as Provost Fellow at the University of California Davis and MA at Sacramento State University. He has been under Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Kala Art Institute. His practice is interdisciplinary and intermedium.
His work has appeared in Susurrus, Calaveras Station, The Suisun Valley Review, Sacramento City Exchange, Instagram; he has contributed to The Sacramento News and Review, Arts and Cultureand has work forthcoming in Reverb, Voices against Mass Incarceration, Issue 21 of CURA, Literary Magazine of Art and Action.He has exhibited in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Mexico City and Berlin. He has curated panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions at Beatnik Gallery, The Golden One Center’s digital media displays, Axis Gallery, the forthcoming Master of Art in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition at the CSU, Sacramento (virtual/print) Library and Library Annex Gallery and is founder and curator of Art Music Lit Space (https://art-music-lit.space), an online gallery space presenting virtual exhibitions and a quarterly print edition. He is an artist member at Axis Gallery, Sacramento. Since January 2019, he has assisted in the production of cultural exchange through Fine Art with the Northern California community, where he also serves on the Marketing Committee.