Tamara Dean Australian, b. 1976


Tamara Dean is a critically acclaimed photo media artist working in photography, installation and moving image, her practice explores the relationship between humans and the environment. Her works aims to bridge the separate-ness that we as humans create in our minds between ourselves and nature. 


Tamara has held multiple solo exhibitions and group exhibition highlights include the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art (2018), Tamara was also selected for the ArtOmi International Artists Residency in Upstate New York where she continued to win The New York photo awards (2013). Selected prizes include Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (Winner 2019), Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award (Winner 2018), Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London (2016). Work has been exhibited at International art fairs including Sydney Contemporary (2015, 2017, 2019), Pingyao Photography Festival (2012, 2018, 2019). FotoLeggendo Rome (2013,2017), Auckland Art Fair (2016, 2018, 2019, Dehli Photo Festival, India (2013).


Tamara’s work is held in notable private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia Collection, Canberra ACT; Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra ACT, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, The Mordant Family Collection, Neil Balnaves Collection, Francis J. Greenburger Collection NYC, Tweed River Gallery, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery.