Biography Biography

1961 Born, London
1972-79 St Paul's Girls' School
1981-87 Royal Academy schools degree and post graduate degree

2015 Mountain Standard Time, Kapoor House
2015 Tarka Kings & Tristano di Robilant, Faggionato Fine Art
2014 The House, Faggionato Fine Art
2014 Diana and Actaeon, Chatsworth Wall Drawings
2013 "Soon" opera set design, Riverside Studios
2012 Royal Academy
2011 Maggie's Centre Glasgow, Rem Koolhass Building
2011 Lingua Franca, Faggionato Fine Art
2009 Kate Atkin, Tarka kings WY Work, 52 Hoxton sq
2008 Residency at The Ucross foundation Wyoming USA
2009 Group show Houldsworth
2007 Sick and Tired of Purity, Fine Art Society
2004 Caledonia, Nigel Greenwood and Camilla Davidson
2003 Maggie's Centre, Dundee, Frank Gehry Building (see image opposite)
2002 Art Tube, Art on the Underground
2001 Ingleby Gallery
1999 The Fine Art Society, Night Train
1994 Rebecca Hossack Gallery
1991 Rebecca Hossack Gallery
1985 Creative Salvage
1986 Gallery 24, two-man show with Tom Dixon
1988 Tarka kings / Catherine Goodman two man show

Visiting tutor The Royal Drawing School Shoreditch

Tarka Kings was born in London in 1961 where she still lives and works. She is a graduate of the R.A. schools.

In 2008 she gave up painting from life and focused on working in graphite and coloured pencil; creating highly detailed drawings, using a variety of dense and patterned repetitive marks, sometimes interspersed with text.

This laborious and contemplative approach shares something in common with the work of Vija Celmins and Agnes Martin. The work also looks to Seurat.

In 2013 Kings started drawing directly onto the wall; recently completing commissions at Chatsworth and the Kapoor house in London.

Tarka Kings’ work has been shown by Nigel Greenwood, Ingleby gallery and Faggionato gallery. Her work is held in many private collections including Paul Allen, the Duke of Devonshire, Maggie’s Centre and the Rothschild family collection.