Tama Hochbaum is represented by George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco




Tama Hochbaum is an artist/photographer living in Chapel Hill. Originally from New York, she received her BA from Brandeis University in Fine Arts and was awarded upon graduation a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship to study printmaking at Atelier 17 in Paris. She received her MFA in Painting from Queens College in NYC. She worked as a painter for 20 years before turning to photography.

Tama Hochbaum was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Critical Mass/PhotoLucida competition in the fall of 2015.

Six large installations of her photo-compositions, based on the photographs from her monograph, SILVER SCREEN, are on exhibit at University Place in Chapel Hill.

She has exhibited extensively in the Triangle including two large pieces, Nicholas I and II in an exhibition at LIGHT:Art + Design in May of 2015 and an exhibition entitled Silver Screen in July and August of 2014 at Daylight Project Space in Hillsborough, NC. Her book of the same name, SILVER SCREEN, was published by Daylight Books in the spring of 2015.

A solo exhibition of her work entitled Silver Screen:Dancers was mounted in February of 2015 in San Francisco at George Lawson Gallery. Her work was included at the Miami/Basel Art Fair in December of 2014 and 2012 and was included at the PhotoLA fair in January of 2014, all with George Lawson Gallery.

She was the juror’s choice for the Regarding Beauty exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Kathleen Clark, juror, in March of 2015. She was featured in November of 2012 in Chris Vitiello's MixTape Evenings at the Carrack in Durham, NC where a number of her slide shows to music were presented.

A large collaborative work with her husband, the composer Allen Anderson, was presented as part of World Water Day in March of 2013 at the FedEx Global Education Center on UNC's Chapel Hill Campus as well as a screening of their collaborative piece, Graffito, at Memorial Hall at UNC in 2011.

Her work has been shown in New York, Virginia and Colorado and she has had one person exhibitions in Boston, Cincinnati, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.

Her work is included in the collections of both the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the William Benton Museum in Storrs Connecticut.