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
Lumen Studios / Ugly Duck, London, UK, Cosmic Perspectives
Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, Thumbnails
KI Europe, London, UK, Animalia
KI Europe, London, UK, Biophilia III
The Strand Gallery, London, UK, Group show
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
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Group show
Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, William & Dorothy Yeck Award (Juror: Gracie Mansion)
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 (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)
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Journey to the East (solo)
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
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)
"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.
The Coastline Project, Sail Britain, Isle of Skye, Scotland (upcoming)
Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany
Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain
New York Studio Residency Program, New York
awards & honors
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
Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain
McDonald's USA, LLC
Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN
Private collections UK, USA, UAE, Belgium