Tarisse King was born on September 4th 1986. She spent most of her youth in Darwin, where her Mother still resides. Tarisses father, William King, was from the Gurindji tribe, in the Northern Territory.
Tarisse paints imagery passed down to her from her father, which Tarisse says helps connect her with her family and culture. Tarisse also paints her own unique designs, which reflect her on going exploration of the world around her and her Aboriginal culture.Tarisse is older sister to Sarrita King.