BIOGRAPHY

TAMARA ENGLISH

Tamara is a contemporary artist living and working in Portand, Oregon. Her work explores themes of the personal sense of the eternal. The central focus of her oil paintings is the investigation of the personal sense of the divine, beyond the container of any specific religion. 

 

EDUCATION: 

2004  BFA Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

 2012   Reorientation x 5, Caplan Art Designs, Portland, OR

 2010  The Universal Book Of Hours, North Portland Library, Portland, OR

 2008  Imaginal/Manifest, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

 2007  Art Institute Of Portland Gallery, Portland, OR

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

2013

Dragonfly Gallery at Amity Foundation, Tucson, AZ

2012

Becoming Artfully Aware, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

 

Layered Spaces, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011

Welcome to My World, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Affordable Art Fair, London, UK

 

Recent Work, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

Sitka Art Invitational, Portland, OR

 

Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibition, Art In Embassies Program, Riga, Latvia

 

Nature Sublima, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009

5 x 5, Beppu Wairda Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Group Show, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

All In The Family; PNCA at 100, Mark Woolley & ANKA Gallery, Portland, OR

 

The Manor Of Art  Milepost 5, Portland, OR

2007

Be Blue (Sky) Show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

2006

Dealer’s Choice, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Alien Group Show, curated by Anne Grigch, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

2005

Red Show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR    

 

TEXT/FILM:

Speer, Richard, “A Baseline of Joy: The Oil Paintings of Tamara English,” Reorientation x 5 (catalogue) 2012

English, Tamara, “Pointing to the Divine,” Faith & Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art and Architecture, Vol. XLV, No. 2, 2012

Norris, TJ, “Now Showing,” Willamette Week, Portland, OR,  November 30th, 2011

Speer, Richard, “Now Showing,” Willamette Week, Portland, OR,  December 15th, 2010

Holloway, Jane, “Artist Focus: Tamara English,” The Face Of Chelmsford, (Chelmsford, United Kingdom), September, 2010

Art In Embassies Exhibition (Catalogue) Riga, Latvia, 2010

“Art: PDX, Artists In Their Studios” documentary, directed by Andy Blubaugh, May, 2010

Speer, Richard, “Now Showing,” Willamette Week, Portland, OR,  October 28th, 2009

Speer, Richard, “Now Showing,” Willamette Week, Portland, OR,  May 6th, 2009

Speer, Richard, “Now Showing,” Willamette Week, Portland, OR,  July 9th, 2008

Row, D.K., “Summer’s Here!  Head to the Galleries” The Oregonian, July 3rd, 2008       

DeLuca, Andie, “And Now For Something Completely Different,” PORT, Web. June 29th, 2005.  www.portlandart.net/archives/2005/06/two_short_revie.html