Assistant Professor of
- Art 111 - Art History Survey
- Art 242 - Contemporary Art & Architecture
- Art 241 - Modern Art & Architecture
- Art 360 - Special Problems in Art History
For the past ten years Tamara has been teaching studio art, design, and art history to undergraduates. In 2002 she moved to Grand Rapids with her husband, where they currently reside with their daughter.
Tamara received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing her undergraduate degree she spent a year in Paris, attending classes at the Sorbonne. Her additional studies in language and culture, combined with her time immersed in the rich culture and history of Europe, inspired her to pursue a Masters Degree in Art History at Northern Illinois University.
After completing her graduate requirements, and obtaining her M.A., she moved to round out her post-graduate studies in Studio Art at the University of Minnesota where she obtained her Masters of Fine Arts.
Tamara is a recipient of the Dayton Hudson Partners in Learning Fellowship, and graduated Phi Kappa Phi from University of Minnesota.
Tamara has a national exhibition record for her collage and mixed media works, in both solo and group expositions.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Tamara is currently working on new series for exhibition. One called the Mudra series, draws it’s inspiration from a combination of Medieval and East Indian Art.
Selected Gallery of Works