Tammy Rae Carland

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Born 1965 in Portland, ME.
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1995
MFA, University of California, Irvine, CA, 1994
BA, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, 1991
Lives and works in Oakland, CA.


Solo Exhibitions

Tammy Rae Carland, Linfield Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

Tammy Rae Carland, Jessica Silverman South, San Francisco, CA

Live From Somewhere, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

I’m Dying Up Here, Clayman Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Funny Face, I Love You, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

An Archive of Feelings, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

someone else’s yesterday, Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Beds and Letters, Spring Street Gallery, New York, NY
The Academic Eye, Lesbian Beds, Duke Museum, Durham, NC
On Becoming – Billy and Katie 1964, Franklin Center, Durham, NC

photobacks, Partobject Gallery, Carboro, NC

Queer Youth, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Random Letters to Ransom Girls, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

On Becoming – Billy and Katie 1964, The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

This Is A Why Her And Why Not Me Story, Emison Art Center, Greencastle, IN

Odd Girl Out, LACE  (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits), Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye: Tammy Rae Carland, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
We Are Here, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Homage to a Circle, Jessica Silverman and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Conversational Spirits II
, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Sense of Self, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
The Empathy Lab, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
What is an edition, anyway?, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
To Know Herself
, Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Queer California, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

In the Eye of the Beholder, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Without Repair, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
The Poetry of Silence, Photofairs, San Francisco, CA

Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

Four Man Show: Albee/Carland/Hauser/Oleson, Lumpxx, Raleigh, NC
Collected, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA

Alien She, Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery & Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
Tongue-In-Cheek, di Rosa, Napa, CA
Occupational Therapy, The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Alien She, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Alien She, YBCA, San Francisco, CA
White is the Warmest Color, Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Para-Apparatus, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA
In Light of It, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alien She, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Alien She, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Twisted Sisters: Reimagining Urban Portraiture, 2013 Sister City Exchange: San Francisco – Zürich, Museum Bärengasse, Zürich
We Had Nothing To Do And We Did It, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Limited, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Bruce Conner and The Primal Scream of Punk Rock, MCA Denver, Denver, CO
You, Me, We, She, Fleisher / Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Route 3: Selections from the 101 Collection, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Istanbul, Turkey
Bay Area Now 6, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Eleven Lights On The Bay, The Apartment, Vancouver, BC

Hysteria: Past yet present, Rutgers Paul Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ
Sweet and Matchless, PLAySPACE, CCA, San Francisco, CA


Another Hero, Bryce’s Barbershop, Olympia, WA

GRAY AREA Uncertain Images: Bay Area Photography 1970’s to Now, Sonoma Art Museum, Sonoma, CA

Dreamscapes, University art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
Subject to Oneself, PLAySPACE, CCA, San Francisco, CA
Felix Variations, PLAySPACE, CCA, San Francisco, CA
The Big Ballyhoo, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
GRAY AREA Uncertain Images: Bay Area Photography 1970’s to Now, The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

(r)Evolution of Gender, SomArts, San Francisco, CA

Towards Tomorrow, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Ladyfest, Olympia, WA

Post PC, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Artist/Audience, The Greenhill Center, Greensboro, NC
By Any Means, The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

Tuff and Tender, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Gender Fuck, COCA (Center of Contemporary Art), Seattle, WA
Alter Image, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

Is A Why Her And Why Not Me Story, The Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY

Obsessed: Ruminations in ‘Zine Culture, Re: Solution Gallery (LACPS), Los Angeles, CA
Bodily Functions, Carolina Union Gallery, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Superwoman, University of California Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, Irvine, CA


Selected Bibliography

Selz, Gabrielle. “’Pencils are my weapons’: Lava Thomas tackles lack of art by Black women in BAMPFA collection.” Berkeleyside. March 20, 2022.
Bravo, Tony. “7 Bay Area art exhibitions not to miss this spring.” San Francsico Chronicle Datebook. March 16, 2022.

Goldstein, Caroline. “A Transporting New Exhibition Explores the Possibility That All Things Are Imbued With Spiritual Life.” Artnet News. July 31, 2020.

Seikaly, Roula. “Two Queer Artists Recreate San Francisco’s Shuttered Dyke Bars.” Hyperallergic, April 19, 2019
Kost, Ryan. “Exhibition creates space for queer women while exploring the spaces they’ve lost.” SF Chronicle, April 18, 2019

Helfand, Glen. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Aperture, December 2018

Hotchkiss, Sarah. “Artful Dodger: Jump into June with Visual Art Happenings.” KQED Arts, June 1, 2016
Burke, Sarah. “Tammy Rae Carland.” East Bay Express, May 25, 2016
Takemoto, Tina. “Queer Art / Queer Failure.” Art Journal 75:1, May 2016: 85-88
Smith, Caroline, “Discover the Unsung American Female Photographers of the Past Century.” TIME, March 23, 2016

Burke, Sarah, “What was Witheld: Tammy Rae Carland’s ‘Some of Us Did Not Die.” East Bay Express, October 21, 2015

Akel, Joseph, “Tammy Rae Carland: Critic’s Pick.” Artforum, February
Baker, Kenneth, “Tammy Rae Carland Turns Up the Pressure to Always Be On.” San Francisco Chronicle, January
Book Reproductions and essays on work by Dana Seitler and Ann Cvetkovich, Feeling Photography, published by Duke Press

Book Reproductions and essay on work, Art and Queer Culture (Themes and Movements Series), edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, published by Phaidon
Darms, Lisa. The Riot Grrrl Collection. Feminist Press. July 1, 2013

Radio interview, Bad at Sports: Episode 270. October 31, 2010
Stromberg, Matt. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Art Practical, October 2010
Henson, Julie. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Daily Serving, October 9, 2010
Akel, Joseph. Exhibition review, “Funny Face, I Love You.” Artforum Critic’s Picks, October, 2010
Beard, Dena. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Art Practical, September, 2010
Rae Carland, Tammy. Collection Rotation, SFMOMA Open Space, September 13, 2010
Steciw, Kate. “Tammy Rae Carland.” The Photography Post, September 7, 2010

Helfand, Glen. Exhibition review, “An Archive Of Feelings.” Artforum, July, 2008
Ray Huston, Johnny. “Tammy Rae Carland.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 2008
Cortijo, Jano. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Shotgun Review, July 15, 2008
Gannon, Victoria. “Tammy Rae Carland.” KQED, July 10, 2008
Cortijo, Jano. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Edge, July 8, 2008

Artist pages, Big Magazine, #54

Artist Pages, LTTR, Issue No. 3, July 2004
Nagin, Carl. “Home Work,” San Francisco Weekly, February 4, 2004
Ray Houston, Johnny. “Better Homes and Galleries.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 14 2004
Helfand, Glen. “Age of Ambivalence.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 24, 2004

Halter, Ed. “A Few Odd Girls Out Leave Behind the Old New Queer Cinema.” The Village Voice, November 19, 2003
Millar, Nancy. “Tammy Rae Carland.” Jane, Jan – Feb 2003
Moore, Thurston. Exhibition review, The Wire. January 2003
Television interview, “Self Made Culture.” In the Life, originally aired January 2003

Cotter, Holland. Exhibition review, “New York Times.” Dec. 13, 2002
“Out 100 people of the Year,” Out Magazine, December 2002
McKenzie, Barbara. “Picture Puzzles.” Independent, Oct. 16, 2002
Greenberg, Blue. Exhibition review, “Rumpled Sheets.” Herald Sun, Oct. 13, 2002
“How to Make it in the Music Biz,” Curve Magazine, August 2002
Television interview, “Southern Comfort,” Dyke TV, originally aired March 2002
O’hara Slavick, Elin. “Deliberately Visible: The Multiple Meanings of Tammy Rae Carland.” The Independent Weekly, January 2, 2002

Draper, Jimmy. “Kings and Queens.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 17, 2001
Grossman, Pamela. “Mr. Lady Rocks.” Ms. Magazine, Oct – Nov 2001
White, Dave. “A Home for Homocore.” The Advocate, June 19, 2001
Parker, Kat. “Indies 2001: Triangle Arts Awards.” Independent, June 27, 2001
Fjelsted, Todd. “En Garde.” Independent Weekly, September 5, 2001

Vaughan, Whitney. “Behind the Curtain,” Independent Weekly, November 15-21, 2000
Baumgardner, Jennifer and Amy Richards, “Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux press, October 2000
Cvetkovich, Ann and Gretchen Phillips. “Revenge of the Girl Bands.” The Nation, July 10, 2000
Sommerbauer, Jutta. “Some Grrrls are Ladies.” Nylon, Vienna Austria, August 2000
McDonnell, Evelyn. “Girls + Guitars,” Out Magazine, April 2000

Kellner, Amy. “That’s Mr. Lady To You,” Time Out New York, October 14-21 1999
Mateik, Tara. “Surveying the Scene,” Felix, 1999
Hanna, Kathleen. Out Magazine, March 1999



Carland, Tammy Rae, Some of us did not die, Oakland: LAND & SEA
Reese, Rachel (ed.), Pratfall Tramps, Atlanta: Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center [exh. cat.]


Public Collections

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA