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 Trust, London, UK (solo, upcoming September)

Maverick Projects, London, UK, The Dark Hour Collective (upcoming April-May)

Raum Z13, Essen, Germany, Eternal Return (solo, upcoming March-April)

The Muse Gallery, London, UK, Residency 2019 Winter Show


Barbican Arts 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


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 

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 Muse Gallery, London UK


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


Developing Your Creative Practice Grant, Arts Council England


First Place, Barbican Arts Group Trust Artworks Open, London


Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

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


Public Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN

Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize


Finalist, Art Gemini Prize 2014 (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