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


Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, UK, ArtWorks Open 2018

Ashley Middleton Projects, London, UK, The Salamander Devours Its Tail Twice

Subject Matter/The Hospital Club, London, UK, We See You, We Hear You

Sail Britain/St. Katherine’s Dock, London, UK, Sailing on a Plastic Ocean

The Muse Gallery, London, UK, Summer Show

Royal College of Art, London, UK, Show 2018

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

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


KI Europe, London, UK, Biophilia III

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


Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, William & Dorothy Yeck Award

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

Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Regional Juried Exhibition

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Mixtopias 

Selected Bibliography

Ahearn, Mary. “Gender is not a Genre: ‘We See You, We Hear You’ Exhibition Review.” Medium. 12 October 2018.

Wixforth, Janine. “Introducing Yambe Tam”. Artpiq. 26 October 2018.

"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, Japan