Curriculum Vitae


MA Painting  Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018). Dissertation "One Culture", with Distinction.

BFA Painting / Art History, Theory & Criticism  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (2012). Summa cum laude.

Selected Exhibitions


The Muse Gallery, London, UK, Summer Show

Royal College of Art, London, UK, Degree Show

Lumen Studios/Ugly Duck, London, UK, Cosmic Perspectives

Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Thumbnails


KI Europe, London, UK, Biophilia III

The Strand Gallery, London, UK, Pebeo Art Prize

Royal College of Art, London, UK, WIP


Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany, In the shadow of the sun (solo)

Jewish Museum of Belgium, Accessible Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

Holtzman and Center for the Arts Galleries, Towson University, Towson, MD, Mission Universe

Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD


Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, William & Dorothy Yeck Award (Juror: Gracie Mansion)

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Gen-Y 2.0


Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, Road to Rio

Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK, Art Gemini Prize Finalists' Exhibition


Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Red Biennial (Juror: Amy Sadao, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania)

Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Regional Juried Exhibition (Curator: Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art & Dept. Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art)

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Mixtopias (Curator: Fletcher Mackey, Professor of Community Arts MFA Program, MICA)


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Journey to the East (solo)


Meyerhoff and Decker Galleries, MICA, Baltimore, MD, Group show (Jurors: Doreen Bolger, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and Philippa Hughes, Creator of the Pink Line Project)

Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN, Contemporary Figurative Show

Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD, Emergence: Contemporary Artists to Watch


Middendorf Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD, FRESH

Rosenberg Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD, Identity

20 Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, Open Studios (New York Studio Residency Program)

Selected Bibliography

"Biophilia III: Elements", Furnishing Knowledge, Vol. 2, Autumn/Winter 2017/18. pp. 32-27.

“Art at the Indianapolis International Airport”. Arts Council of Indianapolis. September 2015.

Crest, Russ. "Yambe Tam's Graphic Paintings Addressing Asian-American Identity Politics." Beautiful/Decay Magazine. June 17, 2014.

Jenkins, Mark. "Iconic Gordon Parks photos show shades of gray in American race relations." The Washington Post. May 2, 2013.

Tam, Yambe, “Motionless Cloud over Urumqi”. 2013. The Washington Post. April 12, 2013. Section EZ, p. 18. Print.

McCauley, Mary Carole. "Making an Impression." The Baltimore Sun, 20 Oct, 2011. Arts & Entertainment cover.

Smith, Tim. "Looking Inward." The Baltimore Sun, 16 June, 2011. Cover.

Tam, Yambe, “The Lady Who Was A Beggar”, 2010. City Paper. Baltimore: City Paper, March 16, 2011. Cover. Print.

Residencies & Collaborations


The Playground, Rambert, London UK

The Coastline Project, Sail Britain, Isle of Skye, Scotland UK


Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain


New York Studio Residency Program, New York


Awards & Honours


Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

Finalist and 3rd Place, William & Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH


Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN

Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted


Art Gemini Prize 2014, Finalist (also 2013)


Second Prize, Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA


Print, Drawing & Photograph Society Scholarship, Baltimore Museum of Art

Painting Departmental Award, MICA


Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, MICA


Academic Honors Scholarship, MICA

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Scholarship, MICA

Trustee Scholarship, MICA

Selected Collections

Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

McDonald's USA, LLC

Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN

Private collections UK, USA, UAE, Belgium