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.
Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK (solo, upcoming September)
The Dark Hour Collective/Safehouse 2, London, UK, The Invisible
Lumen/The Pie Factory, Margate, UK, The Cosmic Sublime
Raum Z13, Essen, Germany, Eternal Return (solo)
Barbican Arts Trust, London, UK, ArtWorks Open 2018
Zero Corners/Gallery 46, 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
Royal College of Art, London, UK, Show 2018
Lumen/Ugly Duck, London, UK, Cosmic Perspectives
Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Thumbnails
Royal College of Art, London, UK, WIP
Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany, In the shadow of the sun
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
VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Mixtopias
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, USA
Awards & Honours
Developing Your Creative Practice Grant, Arts Council England
First Place, Barbican Arts Group Trust Artworks Open, London, UK
Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain
Finalist and Third Place, William & Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Public Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize
Finalist, Art Gemini Prize 2014, London, UK (also 2013)
Second Prize, Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Print, Drawing & Photograph Society Scholarship, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Painting Departmental Award, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Academic Honors Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Trustee Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA