Tatiana Arocha is a visual artist from Bogota, Colombia living in Brooklyn, New York. Her artwork combines her passion for storytelling, whether childlike or intellectual, with an incredible attention to detail and refined sense of style developed over years as a graphic designer.
Arocha’s art and illustrations can be found in over a dozen design and art books published internationally. She is currently launching apparel collaborations with Jill Lindsey and Print All Over Me, while past collaborations include Burton, Arbor Snowboards and fashion designer Julieta Suarez. A commission from SundanceTV to create an animation derived from her “Rainforest Sanctuary” series led to an exhibition at Yale University for the International Society of Tropical Foresters conference and the subsequent United Nations-hosted Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy. Her latest commission, “Jai Katuma” consists of two floor-to-ceiling rainforest murals for the new offices of SundanceTV in New York city. Her next series will be exhibited at the culmination event for Colombian environmental initiative Sinfonía Trópico.
Arocha spent much of her professional career as an award-winning director and illustrator for a client list ranging from advertising agencies like Wieden+Kennedy and JWT to TV networks such as MTV and VH1 to major brands including Mitsubishi and Anthropologie. At a young age
Tatiana made her mark on the burgeoning motion graphics industry and was recognized as a design icon by ResFest in 2006, as well as being included in Luerzer’s Archive of 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. She expanded her horizons with directing music videos for Funkstörung,
Mocean Worker and Tosca, while her photographs were published in magazines such as Fader, XXL and the cover of The Village Voice. During this time she also founded Servicio-Ejecutivo, an online-turned-physical art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn focused on emerging artists. Still
heavily involved in the arts community, she has curated over 80 exhibitions in the past decade.