Tam Van Tran (b. 1966) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Tran received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990 from Pratt Institute, 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 is the recipient of the 2008 California Community Foundation Fellowship, 2001 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the 2000 Pollock Krasner Fellowship, the 1993 Ucross Artists Residency, and the 1991 Creative Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Tran has had solo exhibitions at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Art Gallery, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA; Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX; Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA; Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Susanne Vilmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA.
Recent group exhibitions include Sample Platter - Contemporary Ceramics, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2020; 20 Years, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 2020; Carbon, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Drawing the Beginning of Everything, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Under The Spell: Los Angeles New International Art Scene, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam, 2016; Paperworks, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2015; New work of painting, photography, scultpure and video, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL, 2013; High Low, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, 2013; Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI, 2013; Facing West / Looking East, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, 2012; Tam Van Tran and DeWay Ambrosino, San Art, Vietnam, 2012; Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York, NY, 2011; East Ex East, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2011; and Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art, Los Angeles, CA, 2011.
Selected public collections include Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Broad Collection, Santa Monica, CA; California State University Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The ICA Boston, Boston, MA; MOCA, from the Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.