Tasirna Kitsune is the founder of Kitsune Illustrations, and a mixed media artist. She was born in Melbourne, Florida, calls the upper state of South Carolina home, and made her way to Tennessee, via Georgia, in 2010. Both of her parents are artistically inclined, following suit, Tasirna took an interest in art at an early age by participating in art classes throughout grade school. After grade school, she took a hiatus from school and traditional art, during this time she brought her artistic talents to the hair world as a Cosmetologist. Ultimately, she could not resist the call of traditional art, and returned to school and earning a BFA in Painting and BS in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, while continuing to enjoy the medium of “painting” hair.
As a student, Tasirna coordinated shows in the Todd Student Gallery of MTSU, Faces of Art and Repeat Offenders, and helped organize the local fandom conventions of Akicon, Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, and Geek Media Expo. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows, such as Temporary Memories exhibit at the Murfree Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, TN and the 5th Annual FIVE by FIVE exhibit in the Tampa Museum of Art Gallery in Tampa, FL. Tasirna’s work utilizes illustrative and fantastical imagery to explore the psychology of meaning threat, and the reality that things are rarely how they seem.