Tarn McLean is an Australian based artist and designer holding a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Art. McLean’s work spans from a highly disciplined practice embedded in early to mid 20th Century Geometric Abstract painting. She incorporates these Modernist, historical elements as conceptual departure points towards perspectival outcomes that occupy the design of space and architecture.

McLeans work is concerned with the private, ontological act of making and the value of mark making and colour placement. Her work alternates and moves beyond the confines of the picture frame, occupying an aesthetic space within the disciplines of painting, wall painting, social practice, popular culture, textile design, video and installation art with links to the tradition of the medium.