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.
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