Art by Tavarus Blackmon
About the Artist
Tavarus Blackmon, also known as Blackmonster, is resisting patriarchy with his partner and three children in the City of Trees, Sacramento, California. He is a graduate of the UC Davis MFA program where he studied and instructed as Provost Fellow. 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 and he has contributed to The Sacramento News and Review, Arts and Culture. He has exhibited in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Mexico City and Berlin.
He has developed and published work for the web including the sites Tavarus Blackmon Art, Awedio Codex and Black Monster Night Light. His site, BlackmonsteReview hosts his thesis, The Politics of the Cartoon and Contemporary Art. Additional and substantive video and audio can be found under the profiles Tavarus Blackmon and Black Audio Monster on Vimeo and Soundcloud, respectively. He is an artist member at Axis Gallery, Sacramento, where he assists in the production of cultural exchange through Fine Art with the Northern California community. With his family, he is home.