Tamara McGregor is a renaissance woman of sorts. A trained painter who fell in love
with scenography upon a chance encounter with a street performance of a puppet
theater troupe, she works in a variety of media. McGregor has designed the visual component
of performances that run the gamut from Shakespeare to Lorca to Mishima.
Her works on canvas and in ceramics can be found in private collections around the world.
She wrote a film script, which garnered the Debut Prize at the Foundation
of American Film Artists’ Hartley-Merrill Prize competition. McGregor’s current work, which can best
be described as a manipulation of iconic images, is at once timely and classic (oddly reminiscent of
Gustav Klimt.) Whether she is waxing poetic on art, or performance, or the existence of a plurality of
worlds, hers is an intriguing and engaging intellect. We here at Lereport are convinced that her best
work is yet to come.
What was your first encounter with fashion?
I guess when my grandmother gave me a pair of Chanel shoes. I was 5.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Almost everything: my son, old movies, new things, history, music, science, people…
What food do you crave?
Hoshigaki (Japanese dried persimmons.)
What historical era mesmerizes you?
Paris or Rome?
I love everything about it, biggest inspiration.
Who is/was the love of your life?
Rain mixed with the scent of the skin of a lemon.
Heroes in real life
Every single mother
Your most dislike
A deceptive person
When I’m discovering something amazing.