Tamara Rafkin      American / Belgian Artist.     Resides in NYC.

Selected Exhibition History

Museum Exhibitions

2014 "3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography" Curators: Victoria Werbin and Julio Hardy. Municipal Heritage Museum. Malaga, Spain. September - November 2014.

2010 "Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 24th International Juried Exhibition" Curator: Susan Kismaric. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Summit N.J.

2009 “Truc Troc” BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Brussels Belgium.

2002 “Fish Out of Water/Architecture Against Blue Skies, Works by Joe Chirchillo and Tamara Rafkin”. The Brooklyn Center for Urban Environments. Prospect Park, Brooklyn N.Y.

1999 “Requiem: Living Artists Eulogize a Dying Century” Curators: Taboo. Nexus Contemporary Art Center. Atlanta Ga.

1996 “Post-Olympia, or How We Spent The Summer of 1996” Curator: Lisa Tuttle . The 1996 Arts Festival of Atlanta Bathhouse Exhibition. Atlanta Ga.

1995 “Landscape, Memory, and Identity: Still More Stories from the World We Live In” Curator: Jerry Cullum. The 1995 Arts Festival of Atlanta King Plow Arts Center Exhibition. Atlanta Ga.

1994 "Electric Blanket : AIDS Projection Project” High Museum of Art. Atlanta Ga.

1990 “La Grange National XV” Curator: Kathleen McCarthy Gauss. Lamar Dobb Art Center La Grange College. LaGrange Ga.

Solo Exhibitions

2005 “Ninty9 to 2thousand5” Soho Studios. New York N.Y.

2002 “Tamara Rafkin” Momus Gallery. Atlanta Ga.

1995 “Tamara Rafkin” The Lowe Gallery. Atlanta Ga.

Group Exhibitions

2017 "What the World Needs Now" B Complex Gallery. Co-Curators Anita Arliss and Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Exhibition part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Atlanta, Ga.

2010 “Photographs by Michael Chia, Luc Dratwa and Tamara Rafkin” US Department of State European Media Center, US Embassy. Brussels Belgium. “ARTist@WORK” ArtyParty met De Werf Cultuurcentrum. Aalst Belgium.

2008 “Aalst Salon 2008” De Werf and Belfort Crypte. Aalst Belgium. "Urban Space" Curators: Wooloo Independent Curator Program. Traveling Exhibition. CVS Cultural Center. New York N.Y.  

2007 "Urban Space" Curators: Wooloo Independent Curator Program. Traveling Exhibition. FotoRio - Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil. New Life Shop, Berlin Germany. Fotopub, Novo Mesto Slovenia. Foto Arte, Brasilia Brazil. “Tamara Rafkin & Marianne Begaux Photographs”  The American Women’s Club of Belgium. Rhode St. Genése Belgium.

2004 “Play” Momus Gallery. Atlanta Ga.

2003 “Third Year Anniversary, Gallery Artists ” Momus Gallery. Atlanta Ga. “Humanity: Divine Inspiration” Curator: Courtney Maier. Two 07 Art Gallery. New York N.Y.

2002 “Momus Gallery Artists” Momus Gallery. Atlanta Ga.

2001 “Water” Curator: Barbara Braathan. River Gallery. Narrowsburg N.Y.

2000 “On Display” Bell South Corporate Gallery. Atlanta Ga. “Tamara Rafkin, Ev Stone, Toon: A Group Show” Trimaxion Fine Art. Long Island City N.Y.

1999 “Environments” The Centennial Building. Atlanta Ga.

1997 “Atlanta Artists” Positive Space the Gallery. New Orleans La.

1990 “Dealing with Death: Expressions of Mourning for Friends Lost to AIDS” Traveling Exhibition. X ART Gallery. New Orleans La. New Visions Gallery. Atlanta Ga.

 

Art Fairs & Related Activities

FlashPoint Portfolio Review and Portfolio Walk in conjunction with the Griffin Museum of Photography Boston 2017.  Open Source Gallery Fundraising Auction 2015. Brooklyn NY.     Portfolio Pitch, UNSEEN Photo Fair Amsterdam 2012. Curators: Marcel Feil (Foam), Pjotr de Jong (Vandejong) and Lars Boering (FotografenFederatie). Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2012.     Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011 Portfolio Review & Open Portfolio Event. Spéos Photographic Institute Paris France. 2011.       Brussels Accessible Art Fair. Curator: Stephanie Manasseh. Brussels Belgium. 2009 & 2010 .     Postcards From the Edge, A Benefit for Visual AIDS. James Cohen Gallery. New York City N.Y. 2007      Art Papers Magazine Annual Fundraising Auction- Invited artist. Atlanta Georgia.2004/05/06       Contact 2003 A Silent Photo Auction for ARVD. Invited Artist. New York City, N.Y. 2003.        ArtCare. Live Auction – Curator The Lowe Gallery, 1994/96. Silent Auction- Curator Taboo, 1991/92/93/95. Atlanta Ga.

 

Awards

7th Annual International Color Photography Masters Cup. Fine Art Category-Nominee.  2014.   

5th Annual International Color Photography Masters Cup. Still Life Category-Nominee. 2011.  

PX3 Prix de Fotografie Paris. Honorable Mention. Paris, France. 2008

 

Selected Bibliography

"ASMPNY 2016 : Tamara Rafkin" . L'Oeil de la Photographie. March 11, 2016.   "Sleeping Houses - Watchful Houses, Tamara Rafkin" OSMOS Magazine Issue 05 January 2015     “Fresh View: Tamara Rafkin.” Fresh Art International.com February 2013.    “Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011” Participating Photographers Catalog. 2011.     “Saatchi Online Weekly Top 10 Chosen By Rebecca Wilson: May 30 – June 4, 2011” Saatchionline.com 2011.     "De Galerij:Slaap Zacht" Goedele. Belgium. December 2009.     “Salon Aalst 08” Exhibition Catalog. City of Aalst Belgium in conjunction with Cultural Division of the Flemish Government. May 2008.     “Environmental elements: Centennial Tower home to a new art space, for now.” Cathy Byrd. Creative Loafing, Atlanta Ga. May 19, 1999.      “Post -Olympia, or How We Spent The Summer of 1996”. Exhibition Catalog. Arts Festival of Atlanta 1996.      “Landscape, Memory, and Identity: Still More Stories from the World We Live In.” Exhibition Catalog. Arts festival of Atlanta 1995

 

Projects, Presentations & Residencies

Territories in upheaval - pacified territories by Bruno Elisabeth, Anne Zeitz,& Marion Hohlfeldt. Auditorium des archives départementales dʼIlle-et-Vilaine, Rennes France. OBRAS NL artist in residence. OBRAS Foundation. Renkum, Netherlands. 2012.      The Chemistry of Great Photos: Greenlight for Girls 2011. Workshop by Tamara Rafkin. Brussels, Belgium 2011.       ARTist@WORK: Kunst ontdekken rondom jou. Workshops by Tamara Rafkin, in relation to the exhibit ARTist@WORK in coordination with the Cultural Department of Aalst Belgium. 2010.       Media2Politic, http//:www.media2politic.com. Curated / created by Stephanie Jeanjean and Roderick Graham. 2006.      Artist Lecture Series, Bell South Communications.  Bell South Center. Atlanta Ga. 2000.    Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Summer Program :Tamara Rafkin visiting artist. Atlanta Ga. 1997.    Post Olympia or How We Spent the Summer of 1996: Artist Lecture Series.1996 Atlanta Arts Festival. Atlanta, Ga. 1996.

 

Education

Atlanta College of Art. BFA. 1987- 1991. Atlanta Ga. USA