Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin is a contemporary Urban First Nations and Mixed European Settler Artist based out of Quadra Island and the Fraser Valley, BC. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a track record of residencies, public art commissions, and awards, Kozma-Perrin is passionate about creative placemaking and the role of culture in local policy. She has volunteered with many local arts and heritage organizations, co-founded an annual Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day event, and has worked with local emerging artists. Kozma-Perrin’s multidisciplinary artistic practice currently centers around soundscape ecology and its connection to creative placemaking.

She is in the process of obtaining a Global Development Studies degree and is eager to learn from communities around the world on ways to advocate for culture’s integration into local policy. In 2022, Kozma-Perrin and her partner embarked on a world trip and hopes to connect with galleries, organizations, and local communities collaborating on soundscape ecology and creative placemaking projects. Together, they aim to showcase the importance of acoustic ecology in building a stronger connection between communities and their environment, and to create sound libraries for free access by the communities they were recorded in.

Curriculum Vitae


2023 – Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Collective. Massy Arts. Group Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., CA.

2022 – Cedar, Sage & Sweetgrass Collective. Pitt Meadows Art Gallery. Group Exhibition, Pitt Meadows, B.C., CA.

2022 – KAKIYAW NIWAHKOMAKANAK ALL MY RELATIONS. Port Moody Arts Centre. Group Exhibition, Port Moody B.C., CA.

2021 – Sights and Sounds of Mission. Mission Leisure Centre & Clark Foundation Theatre. Group Exhibition, Mission, B.C., CA.

2017 – Out of the Current. The Reach Gallery Museum, Solo Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2016 – J+T Pop Up Show. Sixth Street Pop Up Gallery. Group Exhibition, New Westminster, B.C., CA.

2015 – Fraser Valley Biennale. Mission Arts Council, Group Exhibition, Mission, B.C., CA.

2014 – Art on Tap. The Reach Gallery Museum, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2013 – Through Misery and Fantasy. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2011 – Fraser Valley Biennale. The Reach Gallery Museum, Group Exhibition Abbotsford, B.C., CA

2009 –  A-Frame. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Group Exhibition Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2008 – Intimacies. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA

2007 – Sense of Space. Old Post Office, Group Exhibition, Abbostford B.C., CA.

2006 – Yes, I’m Indian. S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2006 – Contemporary Identity. Kariton Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Abbotsford, B.C., CA

Public Art, Commissions & Collections

2022 – Red Columbine. Commission – Public Art, Township of Langley, B.C., CA.

2019 –  “Two Streams” – Lead Mentor/Artist. Commission – Public Art, CITI/SEEN project in collaboration with The Reach Gallery Museum, Historic Downtown Abbostford, B.C., CA.

2018 – nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneself. Commission – Public Art, Canadian Heritage, Wellington Street Bridge, Ottawa, ON., CA.

2018 – Fraser Valley Human Dignity Coalition Logo. Commission, Archway Community Services, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2017 – Fire-hall #5. Commission – Public Art, City of Abbotsford, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.

2008 – I.E. No. 5. Collection, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, B.C., CA.


2021 – Culture Days Artist in Residence, City of Mission, B.C. CA

2017 – Independent Artist Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts May 23 – June 24, A.B. CA

Grants & Awards

2022 – Honourable Mention – Advocacy Award: Truth and Reconciliation. BC Historical Federation

2014 – Aboriginal Arts Development Award. First People’s Cultural Council

2011 – UFV Wine Label Competition. UFV Alumni Association

2011 – Abbotsford News’ A-List. Abbotsford’s “Favourite Local Artist (Visual)


2022, October – “Creative Placemaking and Soundscapes”. Nafasi Art Gallery, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

2021 – “Creative Placemaking”. Planning Week: Vancouver Island University. Zoom Presentation


Kozma-Perrin, T. [Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin]. (2022, November 6). Ep. 59 – “Soundscapes with Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin” [Video file]. Science 360 Podcast. Interviewer: Tim Stephenson. https://teachbetter.com/science-360-podcast/soundscapes/

Kozma-Perrin, T. (2020). Career Chat Series with Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin [Interview]. University of the Fraser Valley. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxCBUyV0atA

CHC: CPC. (2018, June 25). Four Outstanding Indigenous Artists Create Giant Murals in Canada’s Capital Region. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-history-week/canada-history-week-2018.html

Friesen, C. (2018, January 10). Re-learning Vulnerability Through Art. The Cascade. Retrieved from https://ufvcascade.ca/re-learning-vulnerability-through-art/

Kozma-Perrin, T. (2018). Out of the Current: Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin [Exhibition catalogue]. Abbotsford: The Reach Gallery Museum. Edited by L. Schneider.

Skookum, UFV. (2011). Kozma-Perrin’s work chosen for 2011 Alumni wine labels. Community Report, 1(2), 22. UFV.

Bois, A. M. (2007, June 14). Yes, I’m Indian. The Cascade. Retrieved from https://ufvcascade.ca/yes-im-indian/

Feinberg, J. (2006, February 17). Get a Random kick out of it. Chilliwack Progress.


2021 – Present Committee Member, Creative Cities Network of Canada, CA.

2019 – 2022 – Culture Coordinator, City of Abbotsford, B.C. CA.

2021, March – Review Committee, CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency, STEPS Public Art.

2016 – 2019 – Co-Coordinator, Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day. Abbotsford, B.C. CA.

2013 – 2017 – Vice-President/Director, Abbotsford Arts Council. Abbotsford, B.C. CA.