Tara Bystran is an artist, entrepreneur, and philosopher who lives and works in Buffalo, NY. Their current painted body of work, The Bandaged Place, is a meditation on the healing complexities of scar tissue.
The artist has studied philosophy, painting, and human development, and received their M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a Adjunct Professor of painting at Daemen University. They are a founding member and past President of non-profit Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB), which created City of Night, and served as Vice President to the Buffalo Society of Artists.