Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

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

Education

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

2008
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006
The Enlightenment, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
Vignette, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2001
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
From a Distant Land, halle für kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy

2000
AC Project Room, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2007
The Story Goes, McKenzie Fine Art Fine, New York, NY

2006
Cooling Out – on the paradox of feminism, Museum Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland

2005
Histories, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Young Visionaries, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2003
NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL (featured artist of Lucas Schoormans Gallery)

2000
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

1999
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

2001
Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship Award, New York, NY
Künstlerprogramm der Stadt Bleckede, Bleckede, Germany
Landkreis Lüeneburg Artist Scholarship, Lüneburg, Germany

2000
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

1997
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Bibliography

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. Artnet.com, 11/8/2000.

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