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Education

  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2013
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Studio Diploma, Boston, MA
  • Tufts University, B.S. in Art Education, Boston, MA

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2017

  • The Cave, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA

2016

  • All Summer in a Day, Tmoro Projects, Santa Clara, CA

2015

  • The California Surface, 2 x 2 Solos Series 2015 commission and exhibition (Catalog by Glen Helfand: Candy flake on the bottom of the pool, and other California dreams), Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2014

  • New California Sculpture, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • SUPAH SWEET, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA
  • Irresistible Forces, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012

  • Glow, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

  • Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • R/SF Projects, Young Collectors Club - Spring Edition, San Francisco, CA
  • Apollo on Earth, Hilde L.A., Los Angeles, CA
  • Spectral Hues: artists + color, Curated by Sharon Bliss, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2016

  • After Pop Life, Curated by Glen Helfand, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
  • She Moonage Daydream, Cult: Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
  • The Known Universe, curated by Gipe+Tell, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2015

  • Indigo Mind: Celebrating the work of Oliver Sacks, curated by Cara Levine & Arianne Gelardin, STOREFRONTLAB, San Francisco, CA
  • Four person show: Mystic Pizza, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA

2014

  • Humor Risk, Curated by Daniel Jeffries and Evan Reiser, Kathleen Cullen, New York City, NY
  • 34th Annual Art Auction & Exhibition: Connect & Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA
  • Root Division's 13th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
  • Something Completely Different, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • MAS ATTACK [Ltd Ed], ARTRA Curatorial, Gipe+Tell, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA       
  • The Disquiet, Bay Area Currents 2014, Selections by Dena Beard, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  • Sky: A National Juried Exhibition, Bedford Gallery of the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
  • MAS ATTACK [Ltd Ed], ARTRA Curatorial, Gipe+Tell, Studio 17, San Francisco, CA
  • Five Year Anniversary Show, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

  • Choice, NCWCA National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Catharine Clark, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 8th National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Glen Helfand, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Currency, SFAI Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco, CA  
  • MFA Now,  Juried Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
  • Dis/Order, Juried Annual 2013, Juror: Naomi Beckwith, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
  • SFAI MFA Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

2012

  • Continuing MFA Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Citizen Change, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • SFAI MFA Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

2009

  • Locality: An SFAI Group Show, San Francisco, CA

Awards

2017

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, 2017/18 Prequalified Artist Pool, San Francisco, CA

2016

  • 2017 SECA Art Award nominee, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

2015

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, 2015/16 Prequalified Artist Pool, San Francisco, CA
  • ProArts 2 x 2 Solos commission and exhibition, Oakland, CA

2013

  • Anne Bremer Memorial Prize (2nd Place), Best in Show SFAI Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  • Isaac M. Walter Sculpture Prize, SFAI. San Francisco, CA
  • Nominee, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, SFAI. CA

Press

  • Dissolve, Why and How to Collect Art, http://disolvesf.org/trace, 5/11/2017
  • Blouin Artinfo, "The Cave" at Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2166460/the-cave-at-bass-reiner-gallery-san-francisco, 5/5/2017
  • CARLA, Apollo on Earth at HILDE, http://contemporaryartreview.la/apollo-on-earth-at-hilde/ 3/22/2017
  • Modern Luxury Silicon Valley, Cultivating Creativity, Palo Alto Art Center marks 45 years of bringing art to the community, https://modernluxury.com/silicon-valley/story/cultivating-creativity March/April 2017
  • Palo Alto online, Like a Rainbow, Palo Alto Art Center celebrates anniversary with vivid exhibition about color, http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/02/02/like-a-rainbow 2/2/2017
  • City of Palo Alto, CA, Interview with Spectral Hues Guest Curator Sharon Bliss (News), http://www.publicnow.com/view/C44731CAAE24A19F0A3CA8190565172EE2CA5615?2016-12-29-18:00:18+00:00-xxx7676 12/29/2016
  • New Palo Alto Art Center Exhibition Explores the Power of Color, http://patch.com/california/paloalto/new-palo-alto-art-center-exhibition-explores-power-color 12/14/2016
  • Vice.com, The Creators Project, Prince Inspires a Sexy Purple Art Show, http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/prince-inspires-sexy-purple-art-pop-life 10/3/2016
  • The (art) Scene Podcast, Episode 9: Tamra Seal, www.artscenepc.com/285-2/  9/30/2016
  • East Bay Express, Picks, The California Surface, 10/13-20/2015
  • KQED, The Do List, Layers of Paint Transform Everyday Objects at Pro Arts, 10/12/2015
  • Curiously Direct, Pro Arts//Tamra Seal: The California Surface, 10/8/2015
  • KQED, Fall Arts Preview 2015, 8/26/2015
  • East Bay Express, From Interventions to Architecture: An Array of East Bay Art, 8/26/2015
  • SFAQ, City Limits: Making Space, Flat Files, and Mystic Pizza, 2/2015
  • Roguerave.com, Rogue Review, New California Sculpture at Ever Gold Gallery, 1/2/2015
  • ArtBusiness.com, EVER GOLD, 11/21/2014
  • East Bay Express, Picks, Irresistible Forces, 7/2-8/2014, p.28
  • SFAQ Pick: "Irresistible Forces" solo exhibition by Tamra Seal at Interface Gallery, Oakland, 6/16/2014
  • Artandeducation.net/annoucements, SFAI Presents PRINCIPAL: 2014 MFA exhibition, 5/10/2014
  • Art in America, 3/2014, p.168
  • San Francisco Magazine, Best of the Bay Area, 7/2013, p.129
  • SquareCylinder.com northern California art, "Currency"-SFAI's MFA Show @The Old Mint, 5/29/2013
  • KQED Arts, SFAI MFA Students Overtake The Old Mint in 'Currency', 5/19/2013