TARA COOPER

            Makeup, Hair, Wig, SPFX Artist, Puppet Maker

            www.taracoopermakeupartist.com

          (469)583-3138

              taracoopermakeupartist@gmail.com

           I.A.T.S.E. 484 Member

Education

B.A. Costume Design and Technology, concentration in Art/Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Celebrities

  • Paul Rudd
  • Willie Nelson
  • Robin Thicke
  • Seth Rogen
  • Zac Efron
  • Martin Short
  • Emile Hirsch
  • Jason Schwartzman
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Joanna Gaines
  • Lecrae
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Richard Linklater
  • Amy Tan
  • Betty Buckley
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Ryan Cooper
  • Jon Gries
  • Bun B
  • Rob Huebel
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Zachary Knighton
  • Ellar Coltrane
  • Years & Years
  • James Bay
  • Dana Wheeler-Nicholson
  • Lance LeGault
  • Patrick Cassidy
  • Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • John Mackey (CEO Whole Foods)
  • Dale Watson
  • Alex Russell
  • Miles Fisher
  • Samm Levine
  • Denise Welch
  • Casper Van Dien
  • Joe Estevez
  • Andy Dalton (NFL)
  • Coach Gary Patterson (TCU)
  • Johanna Braddy
  • Sinqua Walls
  • Jake Busey
  • Alice in Chains

Commercial

  •  Dell, Inc.
  •  Purina
  •  Wells Fargo
  •  JC Penney
  •  Disney
  •  EA Sports
  •  USAA
  •  Verizon
  • Toyota
  • Porsche
  • Mustang
  • TVLand
  •  American Cancer Society
  • Tony and Guy Hairdressing
  • Nokia
  • MTV
  • Windows Mobile
  •  AMD
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Hugo Boss
  • The CW
  • Buzzfeed
  • Phillips 66
  • Whole Foods
  • Mountain Dew
  • Sysco Corporations
  • Walgreens

Film

  • Day 5, Seasons 1 & 2 -- Rooster Teeth; 14 episodes; Dept. Head MU
  • Crunch Time -- Rooster Teeth; 6 episodes; Dept. Head MU
  • Overheard with Evan Smith -- PBS/KRLU; 14 episodes; Key MU
  • Believe Me – Riot Studios Productions; Dir. Will Bakke; Dept. Head H/MU
  • Prince Avalanche – Rough House Productions; Dir. David Gordon Green; Dept. Head H/MU/SPFX
  •  5 Time Champion – Shark Films; Dir. Berndt Mader; Dept. Head MU/SPFX
  • Just Breathe” – Willie Nelson music video – H/MU; Dir. Max Nichols
  • Funny or Die -- various directors; starring Seth Rogen, Zan Efron, Christopher Mintz-Platz, Dave Franco, Rob Huebel -- Key MU/H
  • 21 Jump Street SXSW press junket – H/MU
  • Billy Bates – H/MU artist
  • Deliverance Creek, From Dusk Til Dawn Seasons 1 & 2, Men, Women, and Children, American Crime, Lazer Team, Alita: Battle Angel, The Son, The Leftovers -- Additional M/H Artist
  • Shorts, Dept. Head MU/SPFX/H:

                         o   Fatakra, Dir. Soham Mehta

o   Entre Lineas, Dir. Maru Buendias

o   The Funeral Singer, Dir. Jenn Garrison

o   Remains, Allison Cook

o   That Girl Griot, Dir. Autumn Leonard

o   Tracy, Dir. Benjamin Slamka

o   The Answering Machine, Dir. Laurel Brock

o   Red Wednesday, Dir. Nazanin Shirazi

o   Gliders, Decapitated Chicken, Dir. Jaime Cano

o   Mnemonsyne Rising, Dir. Miguel Alvarez

o   The Aviatrix, Dir. Toddy Burton

o   Hung Up, Just Us Chickens, Dir. Erin Randall

o   Bad Dad, Dir. Benjamin Bartley

o   Martha, Dir. Katja Straub

o   8 Bit Bros., Dir. Rogelio Salinas

o   A Living Rebellion, Dir. Ashley & Leslie Saunders

Theatre

  • Zach Scott Theatre

o   Book of Grace, Dir. Suzan Lori-Parks (wig/mu designer)

o   Dividing the Estate, Dir. Stephen Dietz (mu designer)

o   Metamorphoses, Dir. Dave Steakley (wig/hair/mu designer)

o   One Night with Janis, Dir. Randy Johnson (wig/mu consultant)

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Makeup/Wig/Hair Designer

o   The Way of the World, Dir. David Yeakle

o   Antigone, Dir. David Long (wigs only)

o   Durang/Durang, Dir. David Long

o   Parade, Dir. Ev Lunning, Jr.

o   Ah, Wilderness!, Dir. Rod Caspers

o   Full Circle, Dir. David Long

o   Death and King’s Horseman, Dir. Stephen Gerald

o   On the Town, Dir. Michael McKelvey

o   Cloud 9, Dir. David Long

o   Cyrano de Bergerac, Dir. Michelle Polgar (mentored)

o   Pajama Game, Dir. Michael McKelvey

o   Bobrauschenbergamerica, Dir. David Long (mentored)

o   Peer Gynt, Dir. Ev Lunning, Jr.

o   Eurydice, Dir. Michelle Polgar (mentored)

o   City of Angels, Dir. Michael McKelvey (mentored)

o   Imaginary Invalid, Dir. David Long (mentored)

o   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Dir. Christy Moore

o   On the Verge, Dir. David Long (mentored)

o   Carousel, Dir. Michael McKelvey

o   The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Dir. David Long

o   The Crucible, Dir. Michelle Polgar

o   Spitfire Grill, Dir. Steve (mentored)

o   Under Construction, Dir. David Long

o   Bus Stop, Dir. Christy Moore

o   Measure for Measure, Dir. Michelle Polgar

o   The Importance of Being Earnest, Dir. Richard Robicheaux

o   The Secret Garden, Dir. Robert Westenberg

o   Museum, Dir. David Long

o   Blood Wedding, Dir. Bob Tolaro

o   Tartuffe, Dir. David Long (mentored)

o   Hamlet, Dir. Michelle Polgar

o   Merrily We Roll Along, Dir. Ev Lunning Jr.

o  Love & Information, Dir. David Long

o   Misalliance, Dir. Bob Tolaro

o   The Robber Bridegroom, Dir. Danny Herman

o   Mr. Burns, a Post-Electic Play,  Dir. David Long (Mask, Hair, and Makeup Designer)

o   To Kill a MockingbirdDir. Bob Tolaro

o   The Government Inspector, Dir. Michelle Polgar

o   The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Dir. David Long

o   Mouthful, Dir. Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw

o   Pride and Prejudice, Dir. Bob Tolaro

o   Cabaret, Dir. Danny Herman

o   Rhinoceros, Dir. David Long

  • San Angelo Civic Center

o   Tuesdays with Morrie, mu/wig designer

  • The University of Texas at Austin

o   The Gappers of Frip, h/mu crew

o   Flesh in the Desert, Dir. Robbie Polgar, h/mu designer/crew

o   Hylas and the Nymphs, Dir. Dustin Wills, h//mu designer/crew

o   House of the Sun, h/mu crew supervisor

  • Disney’s The Lion King, Joffrey Ballet, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, and Billy Elliot, local wig/makeup crew

 

  • Austin Shakespeare

                         o   Cyrano, Dir. Ann Ciccollela (prosthetic designer)

                         o   MedeaDir. Ann Ciccollela (makeup designer)

                         o   Present Laughter, Dir. Ann Ciccollela (wig designer)

  • The Vortex

o   Rig, Rip, Rent, Dir. Martha Lynn Coon, h/mu designer

  • TexARTS

o   Carousel, mu/wardrobe designer, department head

o   CATS, h/mu designer

  • Palindrome Theater

o   The Attic Space,  Dir. Nigel O’Hearn, wooden puppet maker

  • Kids Acting

o   Into the Woods, Grease, wig designer

Print

  • GQ 
  • Esquire
  • The Economist
  • TIME
  • Forbes
  • Business Weekly
  • Psychology Today
  • USA Today
  • Texas Monthly
  • Shape
  • VegNEWS
  • China Modern Weekly
  • Financial Advisor
  • First for Women
  • Hello! Magazine
  • Pacific Standard
  • Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
  • LOOK
  • Christian Single

 

Classes/Workshop Taught

Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2015

o   La Rueda conference participant

o   Makeup Artistry and Basic SPFX Master class

o   Guest Lecturer - Basic SPFX Makeup Techniques

St. Edward’s University, Adjunct Faculty, 2007 – 2014, Fall 2016, 2017

o   Advanced Makeup Design

o   Design for Film, Theatre, and Television

o   Design for Performance

o   Basic Makeup Skills

o   Wig Ventilating and Styling

o   Guest Lectured 2006/2007 – Wig Ventilation

Baldwin Beauty Schools, Guest Lecturer, 2006 -- Current

o   Period Makeup Workshop

o   Makeup Artistry Skills and Basic Techniques Master Class

o   Commercial/Beauty Makeup Workshop

o   StyleCup 2006 Idea Workshop

The University of Texas at Austin

o   Informal Class, 2005-2008, Basic Special Effects and Performance Makeup Parts I & II

o   Guest Trainer, UT Opera Department

o   Guest Trainer, UT Theater and Dance Department

TexARTS

o   Summer Intensives, multiple classes, ages 5-21

Private/Corporate clients

o  Austin Independent School District, Bastrop Independent School District, Keller Williams Realty, USAA, Wilhelmina Austin Talent Agency

o   SPFX, Day Makeup, Night Makeup, Headshot Makeup, Character Makeup

Skills

Beauty makeup and hair, special effect makeup, mask making, body painting, wig styling, ventilating, period makeup, wardrobe styling, airbrush makeup, period hairstyling, prosthetic creating and application, storyboarding, illustration, painting, sculpting, crafts, basic sewing skills, puppet mechanics, wood carving, stop motion animation armature construction, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and good creative problem solving