Tara Beth Roleston is a fine artist working in the medium of video and performance. Born in Birmingham (UK) in 1989 the artist currently lives and works in her hometown of Birmingham.
From a young age Roleston had been introduced to the world of performance through her Fathers passions for circus skills and juggling as a form of communication, which led her to become increasingly interested in following a similar route of entertainment for herself.
Having always been at a tie between her love from Drama and Art throughout school and college she decided to undertake a Fine Art degree at Birmingham’s School of Art, a path which permitted her to combine both interests, creating a fine art practice that is heavily influenced by the ideas of theatre and performance art, which play a crucial role in the visual and conceptual qualities of her practice, but arguably most significantly in the relationship between the video installation and the audience which is heavily influenced by the radical writings of Antonin Artaud.
The artist continues to work on a highly performative video practice in the heart of Birmingham. Recently further establishing her personal relationship between theatre and art in Moving Monument, a video installation that sees the artist performing alongside a video projector.