Curriculum Vitae


Education

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

2019

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)

2018

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

2017

Royal College of Art, London, UK, WIP

2016

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

2015

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

VisArts Center, Rockville, MD, Gen-Y 2.0

2014

Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, Road to Rio

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

2013

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Red Biennial

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

2018  

The Playground, Rambert, London, UK

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

2016

Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

2009

New York Studio Residency Program, New York, USA

 


Awards & Honours

2019

Developing Your Creative Practice Grant, Arts Council England

2018

First Place, Barbican Arts Group Trust Artworks Open, London, UK

2016

Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

Finalist and Third Place, William & Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA

2015

Public Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize

2014

Finalist, Art Gemini Prize 2014, London, UK (also 2013)

2013

Second Prize, Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

2011

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

Painting Departmental Award, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2009

Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2008-2012

Academic Honors Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Trustee Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland, USA