Tara LaPlante is a visual artist, founder of the multimedia brand Futra, and business manager for the motion graphics studio Immanent. Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated from Montana State with a BFA in Painting in 2000, and studied abroad at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. After school she moved back to the Midwest to continue her creative endeavors. In Minneapolis, she co-founded the art collective Offbeat Gallery and record label Timefog, which was home to many international techno artists.
Tara’s relocation to Los Angeles in 2009 formed a change in her vision. The fusion of dance music culture and visual arts became the source of inspiration for Futra. Founded in 2011, this multimedia experience brand features DJ’s, producers, designers, performers, and visual artists through releases, podcasts, club events, and art spaces. From 2015 - 2018, the focus of Futra altered to generating large-scale, concept-driven, multimedia gallery shows.
Tara lives, works, and has an art studio in the Arts District of downtown LA. Her art is colorful, abstract, and ranges from expressionistic to minimal in style. She currently works in painting, collage, and textile arts.