TAM JOSEPH










PORTFOLIO


STUDIO 1 & 2 1980-1997
METAL WORK - FRANCE 1997-2000
PRESENT 2006...
BIBLIOGRAPHY & BIO








CONTACT


tam@tamjoseph.eclipse.co.uk
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014

DAK'ART 2014 Senegal

Perez museum of Art Miami
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

The reading room, London
Tam Joseph: Back in Soho!

Edinburgh Arts festival
Where do I end and you begin?

2013

The Art Gallery:
University of Maryland College:
50 Years post Birmingham

Tehran calling
London Print Workshop

Network of Mutuality:
50 years post Birmingham

2012

Material Matters EastwingX
Courtauld institute London

 

2012

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Queens museum of Art New York,
El Museo, New York, Studio Museum Harlem

2010

Gallery 101
Mansion House, London

2009

The Tavern Gallery
Meldreth, Herts.

Pic n'Mix
Woolworth
Leytonstone High Road, London

2008

Hawkins & Co
Novas Contemporary
Urban Centre Liverpool

Crossing the waters,
Cartwright hall, Bradford

2007

Hawkins & Co
Elspeth Kyle Gallery, London

2006

Gallerie de L´Ombres, Nîmes

 

2000

Aubais, Galerie HD Nick

1999

Carlisle,
Tullie House Art Gallery

1998

Le Corps Humain
Nîmes, Gallerie des Arênes

1997

Bradford, Museums and Art Galleries
Sheffield, Mappin Art Gallery

1995

ART'CRA
Accra, Ghana

London, Tricycle Theatre

NÎmes, Gallerie de la Salamandre

1994

Us n' Dem
Lancaster City Art Galleries

1993

Greenwich Citizens Art Gallery

1992

Blast from the Past
Glasgow Art Museum
The Minories, Colchester

1990

Steel by Design
Scunthorpe Museums

1988

Black Art, Plotting the course
Oldham Art Gallery
The Artist Abroad
Lincolnshire, Usher Art Gallery

1987

Double Vision
Bradford, Cartwright Hall
Prema Art Gallery,
Gloucestershire,
The Old Mill Uley

Comic Iconoclasm
London ICA

1986

From Two Worlds
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery

1985

Blackskin/Bluecoat
Liverpool Bluecoat Gallery

1984

Into the Open
Sheffield Mappin Art Gallery

Critical Realism
Nottingham Castle Museum

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013

Tam Joseph: New works
Artworks Project Space
BAGT studios, London

1988

Cornwall, Newlyn Orion
London, Bedford Hill Gallery

1986

London, Camden Libraries

1984

London, Barbican Centre

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014

Black Artists in British Art:
A History Since the 1950's
Eddie Chambers,
I.B Tauris &Co Ltd

2012

Things Done Change
The Cultural Politics of Black Art in Britain
Eddie Chambers, Rodopi

2008

Cogent Cognition
Art of Tam Joseph

2003

Uppsala Universitet,
Skolverket

1999

Run Through the Jungle
INIVA, London

1998

Caribbean Art,
Thames and Hudson

1998

Tam Joseph
The Art Book
Image France

 

1997

Black Art and Culture
in the 20th Century,
Thames and Hudson

1994

Blood axe Books

1993

Graphic Agitation,
Phaidon Press
Third Text No. 23

1992

Corporate Citizen
Revue Noire
The Open University

1991

Harpers Magazine, USA
Social Services for Carers
Edward Arnold

1990

Feminism and Art
Shoukadoh Bookstore
Kyoto, Japan

1989

20th Century British Painters
Thames & Hudson

1988

Storms of the Heart, Camden Press

 

1987

Comic Iconoclasm, ICA London

1984

Leeds Postcards
Touring exhibitions
London: The Showroom
London: The Royal Festival Hall
Sterling: Smith Art Gallery
Rochdale: Art Gallery
Colchester: The Minories


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arts Council
Contemporary Art Society
Sheffield City Art Gallery
Camden Libraries
Bradford City Museum
Kelvingrove Gallery
Newlyn Orion Galleries
Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum of London

 

BIOGRAPHY


My first studio 1. (1981) was near Warren Street station, a dingy, cold, affair below street level, cool in the summer and unbearably damp in winter, the premises were let to me by Sterns records shop.
Hey! You forgot to Blacken me in ... is a work from this period.

Studio 2. (1982) was at Space studios, Britannia works, in Bethnal Green, East London
a large well lit space, cool in the summer and unbearably cold in winter.
Spirit of the carnival, Timespan, and UK School report, learning to walk ... are works from this period.

Studio 3.  (1998) was in Nimes in France, a very large well lit space, unbearably hot in the summer and
bearably in winter, the perfect environment for my sculpture in paper mash using iron filings to create the colour.
Porte´s d´Africue, Ving, The Kings mouth... are works from this period.

My present Studio 4. (2006) is in Walthamstow; East London is a modestly sized, well lit space,
hot in the summer and cold in winter. I am still working at this space.
Laughing legend with Stratocaster, Moqtar, Mr Frog has the last laugh... are works that have been conceived in this space.

One could conclude that the modifications to my forms of expression have been as a result my
environment and the time, however I beg the viewer to circumscribe such observations to avoid
the need for imperial evidence to back up erroneous theory and to accept the works for what they are.

Tam Joseph.

 

Tam Joseph © 2014