Tamara Dean (b. 1976, Sydney, Australia) is a photographic artist based in Australia whose works explore the informal rites of passage and rituals of young people set within the natural world.
Dean studied Studio Art at the College of Fine Arts before completing her BA in Design at the University of Western Sydney, and is currently engaged in her MFA at the National Art School. Her solo shows include Ritualism, Divine Rites, This too Shall Pass and Only Human.
Dean has received numerous awards including the Olive Cotton Award and Sydney Life: Art & About.
Dean’s works have been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work has featured in the Fotofever Brussels Art Fair, 2012 and Pingyao Photography Festival, China, 2012 as well as at leading Australian galleries including Inheritance 2009 and Hijacked 2 – New Australian & German Photography 2010, both at the Australian Centre for Photography; Sydney Now – New Australian Photojournalism, Museum of Sydney 2007; Terra Australis Incognita at Monash Gallery of Art.
Dean has been awarded artist residencies with ArtOmi, New York State (2013), and previously Taronga Zoo, Montsalvat and repeatedly in the remote gold-mining town of Hill End, NSW.
For a decade Dean was a member of Oculi photographic collective and is a photographer at the Sydney Morning Herald.Dean’s work is held in a number of public and private collections including Artbank and is represented by Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney.
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