Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Maki Tamura
Born in Kyoto, Japan, 1973
Lives and works in Seattle, WA


1999 MFA in Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1996 BFA in Painting, University of Washington, Magna Cum Laude, Seattle, WA
1992 Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia

Solo Exhibitions

James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Enlightenment, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
Vignette, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
From a Distant Land, halle für kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy

AC Project Room, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

The Story Goes, McKenzie Fine Art Fine, New York, NY

Cooling Out – on the paradox of feminism, Museum Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland

Histories, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Young Visionaries, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL (featured artist of Lucas Schoormans Gallery)

Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany (featured artist of AC Project Room)
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
AC Project Room, New York, NY
Rosy, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

AC Project Room, New York, NY
A Place Called Lovely, Greene/Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Story, AC Project Room, New York, NY

Grants and Honors

Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship Award, New York, NY
Künstlerprogramm der Stadt Bleckede, Bleckede, Germany
Landkreis Lüeneburg Artist Scholarship, Lüneburg, Germany

PONCHO Artist-in-Residence, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Artist Trust GAP Award; a grant to complete the video project, Discordant Harmony, Seattle, WA
Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


Tsai, Eugenie. Maki Tamura. Time Out New York, 1/15-22/2004, Issue No. 433 p. 57.

Esquivel, Karla. Hello Kitty, Good-Bye Innocence. Tablet Newspaper, 1/31/2003.

Ong, Lie Shia. Cat Got Your Tongue? The Daily, 1/30/2003.

Inaba, Yaeko. Japanese Artist has Exhibition at Seattle Asian Art Museum. North American Post, 1/25/2003.

Hackett, Regina. Rabbit, Cat & Horse Exhibit Explores Sacred Symbols, Icons and Erotica. Seattle P-1, 1/4/2003.

Stoesz, David. Maki Tamura. Seattle Weekly, 1/8/2003.

Chang, Young. “Vignette” Examines Hello Kitty’s Allure. Seattle Times, 12/27/2002.

Carboni, Massimo. Maki Tamura. Artforum International 40, no 1:201.

Wege. Aus einem fernen Land. Lüeneburger Landeszeitung, 5/19/2001: Culture Section, p. 13.

Cotter, Holland. Maki Tamura. The New York Times, 5/21/2000: Art in Review, p. 33.

Bollen, Christopher. Maki Tamura. Time Out New York, 5/11/2000, p. 71.

Sugiura, Kunie. New York. Bijutsu Techo, 7/2000, pp. 200-201.

Hackett, Regina. Filling in the Gaps. The Seattle P-1, 8/3/2000: Sec. E1.

Lamm, Elizabeth. Oh, Cologne., 11/8/2000.

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