Tarisse King was born on September 4th 1986. She spent most of her youth in Darwin, where her mother still resides. Tarisse's father, William King an accomplished artist was from the Gurindji tribe, in the Northern Territory. Most of his family still live in the Northern Territory, specifically in Katherine.
William King passed away on December 2nd, 2007. He spent most of the last 20 years of his life in Adelaide. Tarisse moved to Adelaide at age 16 to pursue a career as a full time artist. Living with her father meant she was exposed to the world of art. Over time her involvement in her father's art grew until she eventually began experimenting with her own designs and techniques.
Today Tarisse paints imagery passed down to her from her father which Tarisse says helps connect her with her family and culture. Tarisse also paints her own unique designs which reflect her on going exploration of the world around her and her Aboriginal culture.
2010 Fire & Lightning first exhibition on the Northern Territory, King Sisters Tarisse and Sarrita, Central Art, Alice Springs
2010, Rising Stars, Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2010, In Our Father’s Eyes: works by sisters Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Dreamtime Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2010, Fire & Lightning: Sarrita and Tarisse King, Central Art, Alice Springs
2009, William, Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney
2009, Kaminabend mit Tarisse and Sarrita King, Aboriginal Art Galerie, Brit‘s Art, Übach-Palenberg, Germany
2009, The Three Kings, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney, NSW