Tamra Seal works in sculpture, installation, photography, and video to interpret California culture. The work builds on the historical Minimalism and California Light & Space movements by adding to them elements of California pop-culture, architecture, geology and iconic cinema imagery. She uses fluorescent materials in conjunction with natural and artificial light to project and extend the work’s form into the viewer’s space. The physical and projected elements of the work become metaphorical characters whose relationships with each other dramatize her California narrative. Since earning an MFA in Sculpture from San Francisco Art Institute in 2013 Seal has exhibited regularly throughout CA in solo, two-person and group exhibitions. In 2015 she was awarded a grant-solo exhibition from Pro Arts in Oakland. Recent group exhibitions include Cult exhibitions and Minnesota Street Project, and she is currently working towards a two-person show at Bass & Reiner in April 2018.
Artist House Residency: September 6-16, 2017.
This Artist House residency is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, Environmental Studies Program, and the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee.