Tama Hochbaum
b. New York City 1953

Originally from New York, Tama Hochbaum 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 worked as a painter for 20 years before turning to photography. In 1991, during a four-month stay in Italy, an old interest in photography that had begun during her time in Paris re-emerged. In 1996, she and her family moved to North Carolina. She has exhibited extensively in the Triangle including 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, will be published by Daylight Books in the spring of 2015. 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.


2015   sliver screen: dancers, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco
2014   sliver screen, Daylight Project Space, Hillsborough, NC
2012   recent photographs, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles
2011   Moving Pictures,George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco

2010   Cary Town Hall, Night Rides and Other Moving Pictures
           Gallery Nested, Carrboro, NC, Just for the Ride
           Craven Allen Gallery, Durham, NC
           Golden Belt, Durham, NC, Down The Rabbit Hole
           Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill, Graffito (with Allen Anderson)
2009   room for painting room for paper, San Francisco
           Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
           Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2008   George Lawson Galley, San Francisco
           Man Bites Dog Theater, Durham, NC
2007   Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC
2006   The Lodge at Sea Ranch, Gualala, CA
           Red Hat, Raleigh, NC
2005   Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2004   Hugh Mangum Photography Museum, Durham, NC
           The Chapel HIll Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2003   The Allenton Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
2002   Sizl Gallery, Chapel HIll, NC
           Series 1 Gallery, Carrboro, NC


2010   The Barn Gallery, I'm So Glad It Happened
2009   The Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC, Winter Show
2008   Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, New and Improved ; Top 40
           Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Heroes
           Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Investigating the Corporeal
2007   Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Trick of the Light
           Somerhill Gallery, Somerhill, NC, Shapes of White
2006   Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA, Outside the Box, Photography Without a Camera
           Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, Aquatica
           Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA, Forest For The Trees
2005   Green Hill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC, Winter Show
           Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Photography Annual
           Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, The Big Picture
           William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, Cultural Vignettes: Expressions of Times and Places
2004   Frank Konhaus Gallery, Friends of the Nasher
           Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, Toy Cameras
2003   The Chapel Hill Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, The Coker Arboretum, The First Hundred Years
           Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA, Group Show
2001   Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain, Prints and Photography
           William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, The Poetics of Portraiture
           Bronwyn Merritt Gallery, Carrboro, NC, Instant Gratification
2000   Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, Taking Notes on Ourselves
           Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA, Out and About
           Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Group Show


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT


Tama Hochbaum: Road Grids, Composite Trees; introduction by George Lawson, essay by Amy White
The Herald Sun, May 8, 2009, "A Visual Banquet at Durham Art Guild" by Blue Greenberg
Manifest Creative Research Gallery, "Looking Through the Glass" catalog
Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Trick of the Light, by Denis Kiel
The Independent, July 18, 2007, "Tama Hochbaum's World and Welcome To It: Views from Home"
The Chapel Hill News, March 7, 2007, WHY?
The Herald Sun, December 16, "Chapel Hill Town Hall Opens Corridors to Artists"
Boom Magazine, August, 2006, "Aquatica at Somerhill"
The Boston Phoenix, December 23, 2005, "10 Best of the Rest", Jeffrey Gantz
The Boston Phoenix, March 11, 2005, "Understated Dramas"
Carolina Alumni Review, January-February 2005
The Chapel Hill News, Sunday, November 7, 2004, Deborah Meyers