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Education

Rhode Island School of Design, RISD | Providence, RI
MFA Sculpture 2012

The University of Texas at Austin | Austin, Texas
BFA Studio Art  2007

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill | Bronx, NY (upcoming)

2014
Backyard Pool, @ the Lot, in conjunction with Socrates Sculpture Park and Rockrose Development Corp. | Long Island City, NY

INFLUX 2014, CR10 Arts | Hudson, NY

PATHWAYS: Past/Present, Moran Plant in conjunction with Burlington City Arts (BAC) | Burlington, VT

Sun Screening Vol.1, VIDEOLOGY | Brooklyn, NY

G R A V I T Y, Projekt 722 | Brooklyn, NY

FLUID Exhibition, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art | Staten Island, NY

Open to the Public, Rooster Gallery, THE BATHROOM, Project Space | New York, NY

Dallas Biennial DB14, Eastfield College Gallery | Dallas, TX

2013
VIDEOROVER Season 7, NURTUREart | Brooklyn, NY

EAF 13, Emerging Artist Fellowship Program Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park | Long Island City, NY

13/23, 964 Dean Street | Brooklyn, NY

AUNTS Time Share: Curation Chain 4, Arts@Renaissance | Brooklyn, NY

Bad Film Fest, NYC Comedy Bar | New York, NY

Spring Fever, 594 Loft | Brooklyn, NY

Game On, Spoke Gallery @ Medicine Wheel Productions | Boston, MA

2012
Immaterial Labor, Callicarpa Gallery, University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX

State of the Art 2012, Chase Young Gallery | Boston, MA

Arrive Wherever You Can, Rooster Gallery | New York, NY

RISD MFA Thesis Exhibition, Providence Convention Center | Providence, RI

Graduate Selections, Sol Koffler Gallery | Providence, RI

2011
INCIDENTAL | ESSENTIAL, 1 Sims Avenue @ The Steel Yard | Providence, RI

Liminal Space, 65 Eddy Street | Providence, RI

2008
Transitions, Big Medium Studios | Austin, Texas

New American Talent 23 curated by Nato Thomas, ArtHouse | Austin, Texas

Live, From Juvie Hall!, United States Art Authority | Austin, Texas

2007
Few, Several, Many, More, Creative Research Lab | Austin, Texas

Simply Fun, Dougherty Art Center | Austin, Texas

Bio-Fucked, VTrue Artspace | San Antonio, Texas

2006
Related, Mass Gallery | Austin, Texas

Grid, Creative Research Lab | Austin, Texas

Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Residencies

2015
Sunroom Project Space Artist at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2014
Fall 2014 New Artist Feature, CULTUREHALL, Online resource for contemporary art | NY, NY

2013
Emerging Artist Fellowship 2013, Socrates Sculpture Park | Long Island City, NY

2012
Emerging Curator Recipient, NARS Foundation | Brooklyn, NY

Graduate Studies Grant Recipient juror Ingrid Schaffner, Show Me Your Glands, Curated Exhibition | Providence, RI

2011
Graduate Studies Grant Recipient juror Ian Berry, Constructing a Home | Providence, RI

Jeanne Stahl-Webber Sculpture Fund, RISD | Providence, RI

2009
Artist in Residency Grant, The Vermont Studio Center | Johnson, Vermont

2005
Residency Grant, Ox-bow | Saugatuck, Michigan

Publications & Curatorial Projects

2014

Emergency INDEX Vol. 3

ArtFCity Dream Exhibition Series: Week Nine: Dreaming About Pink Foam, Canned Shit, and SCULPTURE! 

VIDEO PROGRAM, Season 1, The Dean Hotel | Providence, RI

2013

Prototype: An Artist Book, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) | Atlanta, GA

Thirteen Twenty Three Exhibition, a space |Brooklyn, NY

2012

Two Conversations from our Future, The Swedish Dance History vol. 4, Inpex, Stockholm, Sweden

Phase of the Devout, Exhibition Catalogue, Ithaca College NY

Ever | Other, Curbs & Stoops and Rhythmology Pop-Up Exhibition, September 22- Nov 3

Visiting Artist/Lecturer

2014
Visting Lecturer/Panelist, Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, RI

Visiting Lecturer, Centre College | Danville, KY

Bibliography

2014
Frey, David Andrew, New Artists Feature, Fall 2014, CULTUREHALL, Oct 8 2014

Zweig, Janet, Tamara Johnson’s Waterless Pools, Public Art Review: Forecast Public Art, Oct 1 2014

Solomon, Deborah, No work better captures this summer of our discontent than Tamara Johnson’s waterless “Backyard Pool”, twitter, July 20, 2014

McRae, Tess,  Potential for Fun; Despite Mistakes, The Lot LIC series has what it takes to be great, Queens Chronicle: Qboro, August 7, 2014

2013
RISD XYZ, Spring/Summer 2013

2012
Castillo, Salvador, I Wanna Be A Curator/ Instigate! 11, Bout What I sees blog, March 15

2011
Eides, Rachel, RISD Student Stages Art with Endangered Providence Building, Go Local Providence, May 18, 2011