She is an independent writer and critic based in South Pasadena. During the mid-2010s Tarasoff earned a BFA at Parsons Paris (now Paris College of Art) while also acting as codirector of the independent exhibition space Shanaynay in Paris. She is a contributing editor at Mousse Magazine and writes regularly for Artforum, Flash Art, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Her writing dwells on the mysterious movement between popular culture, poetry, and art, with a particularly keen eye on the nebulous “poet gang” that formed around the Wednesday Night Poetry series at Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center during the period from 1976 to 1986. She also runs the Summer Room, an annual residency at Treignac Projet in Treignac, France.