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Biography

Tam Van Tran Studio, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

TAM VAN TRAN studied painting and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He later attended the Graduate Film and Television Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which he graduated in 1996.

Tran’s work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, which include Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Black Melong,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; “Exodus,” Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Breathing,” Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA; “Survival Skills,” Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Brank New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Leaves of Ore,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; “Adornment of Basic Space,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; “Mind is a Pure Expanse of Space,” Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; “Luminosity,” Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY; and “Tam Van Tran: Psychonaut,” Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX. 

Recent group exhibitions include “Paperworks,” Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA; “High Low,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; “Pattern: Follow the Rules,” Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI, traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Denver, CO; “New Works of Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Video,” The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL, curated by Katherine Hinds; “Tam Van Tran and DeWey Ambrosino,” San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; “Facing West/Looking East,” Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA; “Paul Clay,” Salon 94, New York, NY; “east Ex east,” Brand New Gallery, Milan Italy, curated by Jane Neal; “Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists Exhibition,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; “Fresh From Chelsea,” University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; “Keramik,” Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA; “Inaugural Group Exhibition,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA; “Topographies,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; “California Dreaming,” Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; and “Super Vision,” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Broad Collection, Santa Monica, CA; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.

Tran currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.