Biography and Exhibitions


Tobi Taboada is a paper and encaustic artist living in the High Desert of Southern California. After graduating from UCLA with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts and a Professional Certification in Interior Design, she began a long career as a facilities designer.  Since 1998, she has worked with paper as an art medium, touring with paper historians and artists throughout Asia.  In 2006, she joined the arts community in the Morongo Basin. Her work uses collage, encaustic medium, and assemblage. She is interested in experiencing the moment to moment effect of medium and its unpredictability.  In 2011, she collaborated with other High Desert artists creating a round robin collective of artist's books. Altered books continue to be a source of play and expression in its unlimited, wildly various forms.  From 2011 she has been a member of the JTAG Art Gallery in Joshua Tree and the Artist's Council at the Palm Springs Museum of Art.

Shows and Exhibitions


Altered Books: A Collective Journey

Palm Springs Museum of Art


MARCH, 2011

Artist’s Council Exhibition, Awarded Best in Show

Palm Springs Museum of Art



Artist’s Council Exhibition, Juried Show

Palm Springs Museum of Art


JUNE, 2012

Glass Outhouse Gallery

Wonder Valley, CA. Showing with Robert Brasier


MARCH, 2013

Right Under Our Nose

University of California, Palm Desert Campus


SEPTEMBER 2012 - MAY, 2014  

JTAG Art Gallery

Joshua Tree, CA


APRIL 2013

Palm Springs Public Library

Palm Springs, CA Wasteland Recycle Show



Pop-Up Show

Palm Springs, Ca.

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