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.
In April of 2022 a performance of Hildegard Von Bingen’s “Ordo Virtutum” was presented at CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) Raleigh which included 90+ video projections created by Ms. Hochbaum.
In November of 2021 three large composite pieces were commissioned by the artist to appear prominently in Truist Bank’s Charlotte, NC headquarters.
Her work was included at the Photo LA Fair in January of 2019 with George Lawson Gallery.
In the summer of 2018 an exhibition of her work, entitled Over/Time: Imaging Landscape, was installed at CAM Raleigh.
Tama Hochbaum was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Critical Mass/PhotoLucida competition in the fall of 2018 and 2015.
From February through May of 2018 her work was included as part of the TRIBE exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum in Wiltshire England.
Six large installations of her photo-compositions, based on the photographs from her monograph, SILVER SCREEN, published by Daylight Books in the spring of 2015, have been on exhibit at University Place in Chapel Hill since October of of that year.
She has had 6 solo exhibitions of her work at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, Mill Valley and Los Angeles. Her work was included at the Miami/Basel Art Fair in December of 2014 and 2012.
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 is included in the collections of both the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the William Benton Museum in Storrs Connecticut.
Her work is also included in the corporate collections of Credit Suisse and Truist Bank.