Medium: visual art, performance art, dance, projection design, film, graphic design
Born in Oklahoma City grew up in Victoria Texas.
Graduated 2017 from the University of Iowa with a BFA in Dance
My art is visual. The work I make is manifested through performance.
My nudes are swimming somewhere on the internet in a nonplace space for someone to find l8r.
I like to make a big fucking mess//
but I guess that’s a thing humans do…
Movement is my meditation, a mode of processing, and the way I feel connected to some deeper truth buried in the ground.
I’ve been thinking about decomposing, being devoured by the bees I used to save from drowning in my backyard, shriveling up like a dried out flower eventually dissolving into dust.
I love the internet, I love a long slow luxurious roll up, I love being choked, I love my house plants, and sweet sweet honey.
I source my magic from mania, orgasms, and being outside in nature.
I think microwaves left out on the side of the road speak to me on a psychic level.
Press and Publications
Rebooting the Future: Multimedia & Performance Arts Festival SF
Director: Stephanie Hewett
Video and projection designer: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp
August 16 & 17 2019
Dock11 Berlin Germany
Director/ Choreographer: Sara Shelton Mann
Performing: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp apart of assemble
August 25 2019
NAKA Dance Theater
Video projection design: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp
Space 124 SF
October 18 & 19 2019
FRESH Festival F/ART
January 2020 SF
Performance & video design: Ainsley Elizabeth Tharp in collaboration with Nathaniel Moore