Tara Cooper’s art encompasses almost every art area. She uses print, photography, animation, installation, and book arts as mediums for her works, and will often combine them. Her work is based off of meteorology and creative non-fiction. Her recent storm-chasing expeditions is included in her work about the impacts and conditions of severe weather.
Cooper is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Fine Arts. She is also a member of the Loop artist collective. She received her BFA and BEd from Queen’s University. She also received one MFA from Concordia University and another MFA from Cornell University. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband Terry O’Neil and their dog Lipton.