education

2016-2018  Royal College of Art (RCA), London, UK

MA Painting. Dissertation: One Culture (with Distinction).

2008-2012  Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

BFA (Summa cum Laude): Double major in Painting and Art History, Theory & Criticism, with concentrations in Curatorial Studies and Book Arts


selected exhibitions

2018

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

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

KI Europe, London, UK, Animalia

2017

KI Europe, London, UK, Biophilia III

The Strand Gallery, London, UK, Group show

Royal College of Art, London, UK, WIP

2016

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, Group show 

2015

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

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 (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)

2012

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

2011

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

2009

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

2018  

The Coastline Project, Sail Britain, Isle of Skye, Scotland (upcoming)

2016

Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

2009

New York Studio Residency Program, New York


awards & honors

2016

Artist Residency Grant, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

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

2015

Commission, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN

Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted

2014

Art Gemini Prize 2014, Finalist (also 2013)

2013

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

2011

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

Painting Departmental Award, MICA

2009

Francis Burns Harvey Merit Scholarship, MICA

2008-2012

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