Tam Van Tran

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

Solo Exhibitions

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, Los Angeles, 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

Group Exhibitions

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

Bibliography

2013
Gass, Alison, “Pattern: Follow the Rules,” Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, March
 
Kee, Joan, “Abstraction: Here, Now, More,” Harper’s 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

Public Collections

The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
 
California State University Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
 
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
 
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
 
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
 
MOCA, from the Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles, CA
 
The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
 
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 
The Broad Collection, Santa Monica, CA
 
The ICA Boston, Boston, MA

Grants/Awards/Residencies

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