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b. 1975 Jamaica, W.I.

Lives and works near Atlanta, GA

Professor at Spelman College

“Tamara Natalie Madden swathes her subjects in the decadence denied to their walks of life. Having moved from Jamaica to the United States as a teenager, many of her images call upon her memories of Jamaican people. Her opulent and sensual images pay homage to the warriors of everyday life, the working class who are all too often excluded from cultural narratives. Utilizing extravagant flat patterning, strong poses and facial expressions, and symbolic elements, Madden’s mixed-media paintings shine the light on those who deserve it.” -Ben Kersten

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LONG-TERM EXHIBITION
Arts in Embassies Program | Exhibition from 2015 -2018 | United States Embassy, Bamako, Mali

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Dignity: The Subjectivity of Color, Zucot Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2015
Out of Many, One People, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
A Feminine Touch (Solo Exhibition) Just Lookin’ Gallery, Hagerstown MD, 2014
Illuminations: Crowned, Cloaked and Cultivated | A Solo Exhibition of Works by Tamara Natalie Madden Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2012
Full Circle: A Solo Exhibition of New Works by artist Tamara Natalie Madden, Avisca Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Majestic Women: Paintings by Tamara Natalie Madden, Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2009

Convergence: From Africa to the Americas, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA, 2006
An Inspired Journey: Recent Works by Tamara Natalie Madden, Milwaukee, WI, 2004

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION LIST

2016

i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls | African American Museum in Philadelphia | On display Oct. 6, 2016 – January 2, 2017

Diaspora Calling! Curated by Ms. Lauryn Hill in Partnership with MoCada Museum, Haiti Cultural Exchange, and Nader Haitian Art | Kings Theatre, Brooklyn April, 2016

2015

Passages | Fade to Black III | Miami Art Basel | Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MOCADA) Brooklyn, NY & International Visions Gallery, Washington DC
Sheroes & Womanists: An exhibition inspired by the James A. Porter Colloquium. Howard University, Washington D.C.

2013

NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond. Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MOCADA) Brooklyn, NY

Visions of our 44th President, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

Harlem Fine Arts Show, Represented by Avisca Fine Art, Harlem, NY

2012

NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond. Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MOCADA) Brooklyn, NY

Visions of our 44th President, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

2011

Shout: A Celebration of Gospel Music, Avisca Fine Art, Atlanta GA

A Diversity of Colours, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, Buckhead, GA

Beauties and Birds, Featured Artist, Catherine Kelleghan Gallery, Buckhead, GA

Women’s Wisdom: Brushes and Bronze, featuring painter, Tamara Natalie Madden, and sculptor Manuelita Brown, Hagerstown, MD

Material World, Spiritual World: Featuring the art of Tamara Natalie Madden, and the photography of CCH Pounder, Hollywood CA

Harlem Fine Arts Show, Represented by Avisca Fine Art, Harlem, NY

Made in America: An African American Fine Art Perspective, Evolve The Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010

Signs, Symbols & Words, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC

A Woman’s Work: 20 emerging and mid-career women artists, Avisca Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

International Brushstrokes: An Artistic Tapestry of World Cultures by Artists of African Descent, The UBS LEAD 2010 Black History Month Art Exhibition, Stamford, CT

Drawn Together: A group show of emerging and mid-career artists presented by Avisca Fine art gallery, NY, NY

2009

Art off the Main: African, Caribbean & Latin American Art Fair, Online Exhibition

Cooperative, Pounder-Kone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

Island Views: Roslyn Berot-Burns, Julio Ferrer, Tamara Natalie Madden, Spence Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada

Three Sisters: The Art of Robin Holder, Sonya A. Lawyer and Tamara Natalie Madden,

Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY (catalogue)

13th Annual Black Fine Art Show, SoHo, NY (catalogue)