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TARA GUPTA (b.1995)


2022 RISD Emerging Leader Award

2022 Best of the Best Award for LUCY,  Young Filmmakers Contest, One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL

2020 LUCY, Winner of Sally Stovall Planet Warrior Prize, Young Filmmakers Contest, One Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL

2013 Finalist for Editorial Cartoon of the Year, National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Awards Competition



2020-2021 Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

2014-2019 Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Open Media, Providence, RI

2017 Kalu Yala, Sustainable Community Design and Development, Rural Panama

2016 Earthships Academy, Taos, NM

2013 Rhode Island School of Design, Pre-College, Hand-drawn Animation Program, Providence, RI

2011 Oxbridge Academic Programs, Fine Art and Art History, Barcelona, Spain


2021 Mindscape, Rhizome, Washington D.C.

2020 SOLOS, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA


2022 Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Auction

2022 Washington Project for the Arts Annual Benefit Auction and Show

2021 Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Auction

2021 Resilience, Part 2, Serbof-Forbes Cultural Center, Maryland

2020 By The People x MONOCHROME: Virtual Fine Art Fair Featuring DC Artists

2020 Resilience, A Virtual Exhibition through International Visions Gallery, a Washington D.C. based Gallery

2019 Select MINDSCAPE Pieces for sale through International Visions Gallery, Washington D.C.

2019 “Open Media” Group Pop-up in shipping containers at Market Square, Providence, RI

2019 “Open Media + Glass” Group Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI

2018 “Open Media” Installation, Cloud Studio, RISD, Providence RI

2017 “JCBS Art Auction” Private Exhibition & Auction, Residence in Georgetown, Washington DC

2016 “Tiny Art” Group Exhibition, Unexpected Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD


2020 LUCY, One Earth Film Festival Launch Party

2018 Screening + Q&A with contestants of 100 Days to 0 Waste, PVD Green Drinks, Social Enterprise 

Greenhouse, Providence, RI

2018 Screening of 100 Days to 0 Waste, Cloud Studio, Rhode Island School of Design



2022 Mess Magazine, Global Warming and the Fashion Industry, featuring quote by Tara Gupta

2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees for 2022

2021 Forbes Next 1000

2021 RISD Alum make Forbes 30 Under 30 List 

2021 Rhizome Press Release 

2020 RISD XYZ Magazine, Tara Gupta wins Sally Stovall Planet Warrior Prize for Creativity

2020 RISD Alumni News, Tara Gupta wins Sally Stovall Planet Warrior Prize for Creativity

2018 Tara Gupta creates an inspiring youtube series

2020 Subscribing to the Future, Planning for the Declining Ownership Society, Congress of New Urbanism Interview 

2020 Reducing waste during the pandemic, NBC 10 News with Emily Volz

2019 Cutting the Clutter: Inside a 'zero waste' house, NBC 10 News with Emily Volz

2014 Interview with The Catalyst, Blog, on Painting and Creative Process

2013 National Scholastic Pacemaker Award Finalist Press


2021 Frederick D. Schaufeld Collection, Acquisition of "Earth, Air, Water, Fire"


2017 Commissioned for Series of Drawings for Harvard University Social Sciences Thesis: Hierarchies in Indigeneity in Ecuador

2016 “Are We Really So Different?”, Children’s Book, Written & Illustrated by Tara Gupta for 

JC Bilingual School,

2015 Animation of Audio Clip from Yasir Qadhi for “Muslim in America” Project for Huffington Post

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