Drawing / Painting / Sculpture
Storm Tharp was raised in the rural town of Ontario, Oregon, where his creative life began in calligraphy and ceramics. He attended Cornell University in 1988 and received a BFA from the College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1992.
His work is categorically interdisciplinary — although recently, his output has been primarily large-scale works on paper. These works, which are mainly figurative, encompass many narrative and historical references — balancing the sublime and desperate postures of human theatrics. Tharp has also worked extensively in the design field in commercial and creative endeavors. Solo exhibits include Galerie Bertand et Gruner in Geneva, Switzerland and PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon.