Tam Van Tran: Adornment of Basic Space
Installation View

Tam Van Tran: Adornment of Basic Space
Installation View

This is an artwork titled The Radiance of Awareness I by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
The Radiance of Awareness I, 2012

This is an artwork titled Stencil's Apprentice I by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Stencil's Apprentice I, 2012

This is an artwork titled Simple Folk Song by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Simple Folk Song, 2012

This is an artwork titled The Radiance of Awareness II by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
The Radiance of Awareness II, 2012

This is an artwork titled Bodhisattva V by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Bodhisattva V, 2012

This is an artwork titled Bodhisattva II by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Bodhisattva II, 2012

This is an artwork titled Slogan Vase III by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Slogan Vase III, 2012

This is an artwork titled Ghosts IV by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Ghosts IV, 2012

This is an artwork titled Ghosts III by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Ghosts III, 2012

This is an artwork titled Refugees with Guiding Spirit by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2017

Tam Van Tran
Refugees with Guiding Spirit, 2017

This is an artwork titled Bodhisattva XII by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2012

Tam Van Tran
Bodhisattva XII, 2012

Tam Van Tran
2010

Tam Van Tran
2010

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2007

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2007

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2008

Tam Van Tran
Untitled, 2008

This is an artwork titled Beetle Manifesto III (path of no more learning) by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2002

Tam Van Tran
Beetle Manifesto III (path of no more learning), 2002

This is an artwork titled Slow Burn by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2001

Tam Van Tran
Slow Burn, 2001

This is an artwork titled Kind Android by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2001

Tam Van Tran
Kind Android, 2001

This is an artwork titled American Wild Turkey by artist Tam Van Tran made in 2000

Tam Van Tran
American Wild Turkey, 2000

Born in Kontum, Vietnam
Lives and works in Los Angeles
1996
Graduate Film and Television Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1990
BFA Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2018
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2017
"Black Melong," Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2015
"EXODUS," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Aikido Dream," MCA Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Breathing, Art Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
2014
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2013
Leaves of Ore, Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, New York, NY
2012
"Adornment of Basic Space", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2010
Anthony Meier Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2008
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
Luminosity, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY
2006
"Tam Van Tran: Psychonaut, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX
2005
"SubUrban: Tam Van Tran, Knoxville Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee, curated by Dana Self
2004
"Tam Van Tran: Lord of Hot Butter", Anthony Meier Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003
"Vegetarian Summer", Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York, NY
2002
"Beetle Manifesto", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
"Lovers of Air", Leslie, Cohan and Browne, New York, NY
2001
"Lo-Tech Frequency", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles
2000
"Paintings", Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
"Cold Frost", Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2018
"Carbon," FOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2017
"Drawing: The Beginning of Everything," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"Man Alive," curated by Wendy White, Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium
2015
Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2013
"New works of painting, photography, sculpture and video" The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
"High Low," Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
"Pattern: Follow the Rules", Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI; traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver, CO
2012
"Tam Van Tran and DeWey Ambrosino", San Art, Vietnam
"Facing West/Looking East", Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2011
Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York, NY
"east EX east", curated by Jane Neal, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010
Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists Exhibition, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
"Fresh from Chelsea", University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
Keramik, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009
ArtBasel Miami, 2 person presentation with Ruben Ochoa, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
"Topographies", Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
2008
"California Dreaming", Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio , Zurich
"Fata Morgana", Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne
2007
"Large Scale Drawings", MFA Houston, Houston TX
"Nineteen Going on Twenty: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of The Contemporary Museum", The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
2006
"Supervision", Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
2005
"Around About Abstraction, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
2004
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Topographies", San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA traveling to: The Pasadena Museum of California Art, July 16 - September 26, 2004
"Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
2003
"International Paper", UCLA Hammer Museum, Santa Monica, CA
2002
"Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC (catalog)
ArtForum Berlin, Project Space, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Berlin, Germany
"Friends and Family", Lombard Freid, New York, NY
"Heike Kati Barath, Jeff Elrod, Sarah Rapson, Tam Van Tran, Cornelius Voelker, Clare Woods", Cohan, Leslie, and Browne, New York
2001
"Fractals", Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, curator Carl Berg
"New Work: LA Painting", Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Song Poems", Leslie, Cohan and Browne, New York, NY, curator Steven Hull
2000
"Radar Love", Gallery Marabini, Bologna, Italy, curator David Pagel
"Car Pooling from LA", Asian American Art Center, New York, NY
"Luminous", Ikon Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA, curator Chris Miles and Leonardo Bravo
"Pierogi 2000: The Flatfiles", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Block Art Space, Kansas City Post, Los Angeles
1999
"Other Paintings", Huntington Beach Art Center, curator Julie Joyce, Huntington Beach, CA
1990
Kassel Documenta Archiv, Ludwig Museum, Cologne
Stuttgart Staatsgalerie, Grafische Sammlung, Germany
2017
Shang, Danielle, "Collectors of Color on the Importance of Supporting Under-Recognized Artists," Hyperallergic (web), November 28
2016
Brown, Betty Ann, "Paperworks," ArtScene, January
Donelan, Charles, "Tam Van Tran at MCASB: ‘Aikido Dream’ Emphasizes Intuition, Process," Santa Barbara Independent (web), January 21
2015
Pereira, Lorenzo, "Tam Van Tran at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery," Widewalls, April 14
Wood, Eve, "Pick of the Week: Tam Van Tran," Artillery, April 16
Zellen, Jody, Tam Van Tran, ArtScene, May
Osborne-Bartucca, Kristen, Tam Van Tran at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, ArteFuse Magazine, May 21
McCabe Heibel, Amy, Artists Respond: Tam Van Tran on Ed Moses, UnFramed (web), July 27
2014
Baker, Kenneth, Tam Van Tran at Anthony Meier, SF Gate, November 21
2013
Gass, Alison, Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, March
Kee, Joan, Abstraction: Here, Now, More, Harpers Bazaar, Hong Kong Edition, May, pp. 44-45
2012
Pagel, David, Tam Van Tran at Susan Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles Times, March 15
Wood, Eve, Tam Van Tran at Susan Vielmetter, Whitehot Magazine, March
Tuck, Geoff, Tam Van Tran at Susan Vielmetter, Notes On Looking, March 21
2009
Pagel, David, Glimpses of the future or past?, Los Angeles Times, January 16
San Jose Museum of Art Unveils New Works by Tam Van Tran, Artdaily.org, October
2008
Haithman, Diane, CFF art foundation announced: Fifteen LA County artists receive grants to continue pursuits in various creative fields, Los Angeles Times, May 30
2007
Holographic Ensemble, Art On Paper, Vol. 11, No. 4, March/April
2006
Sultan, Terrie, Tam Van Tran: Psychonaut, exhibition catalogue, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX
Hudson, Suzanne. Tam Van Tran. Artforum, January
Cotter, Holland, Ambitious Theme in New Home for Modern Art, New York Times, December 8
Ouroussoff, Nicolai, Expansive Vistas Both Inside And Out, New York Times, December 8
Shanahan, Mark, New Institute of Contemporary Art makes a `very, very cool` impression, The Boston Globe, December 3
2005
Self, Dana, "SubUrban: Tam Van Tran, exhibition essay, Knoxville Museum of Art (catalog).
2004
Whitney Biennial Catalog Essay, Pg.248
DeCarlo, Tessa, "It's a Jungle in There" - Working Habits, ARTnews, pg. 126,
Martin, Philip, "Tam Van Tran - Beetle Manifesto - Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", Ten By Ten Magazine, pg. 56, 57, Volume 2, Number 3, February issue
2003
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, October 10
Hiro, Rika, Bijutsu Techo Magazine, pg. 164, July
Martin, Philip, "international paper", Tema Celeste 97, May issue
Frank, Peter, "The Paper Chase", art on paper, April issue, pg 36-39
Koppman, Debra, "International Paper", Artweek, February
Helfand, Glen, "Cries and Whispers", Bay Area Reporter, February 20
Laird, Tessa, "Tam Van Tran / Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", ART ON PAPER, March issue
Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential", artnet, February
Knight, Christopher, "Drawing, not toeing, the line", LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7
"International Paper - Drawings by Emerging Artists", UCLA Hammer Museum, exhibition catalog, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
2002
Wood, Eve, Static Breathing, Artnet, December
Knight, Christopher, "Piecing Together a Green Manifesto", LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 6
Muchnic, Suzanne, "With all its hang-ups, the L.A. gallery scene thrives, LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sunday Calendar, November 24
ArtScene, December Preview, November 25
TRACE Magazine, issue #36, page 66
Duncan, Michael, "Tam Van Tran at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", ART IN AMERICA, January issue
2001
Williams, Alena, "Tam Van Tran - Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects", TEMA CELESTE, May-June issue, pg. 88
Hackman, Kate, KANSAS CITY STAR, February
Pagel, David, LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 16
2000
Pasquini, Stefano, NYARTS, December
Schoenkopf, Rebecca, OC WEEKLY, November 3 - 9
Pagel, David, LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 28, 2000
Frank, Peter, LA WEEKLY Pick of the Week, July 21 - 27
Harvey, Doug, "Tam Van Tran / Vielmetter LA Projects", ART ISSUES, summer 2000 issue
Pagel, David, "Tam Van Tran / Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects", LOS ANGELES TIMES, Friday, March 10
Duncan, Michael, ARTNET, April
Rosenberg, Jeremy, LA TIMES CALENDAR LIVE ARTPICK, March ARTSCENE, Vol. 19 No.8, April
2008
California Community Foundation Fellowship
Art Matters, Spring, Grantee
2001
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painting
Pollock Krasner Fellowship
1993
Ucross Artists Residency, Ucross, WI
1991
Creative Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Broad, Los Angeles, CA
California State University Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Museum of Contempoary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY