Artist, Bookmaker, and Founder, Passenger Pigeon Press

Tammy is a multimedia artist working with geopolitics, fiction, and less known histories. A former Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam, her work has been exhibited at the Rubin Museum, Leroy Neiman Center, San-Art, The Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, Carriage Barns Art Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and the Inside-Out Museum. Tammy’s work has also been included in the collections of Yale University, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MIT Library, the Walker Art Center Library, and the Museum of Modern Art Library. In 2014, Tammy was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at Wave Hill and included in the Bronx AIM program, and she has also been an artist in residence at The Center for Books Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space. In 2017, she was an Asia Delegate for the Carnegie Council. She is also the founder of Passenger Pigeon Press, an independent press that brings the work of scientists, journalists, creative writers, and visual artists together to create politically nuanced projects. Tammy received a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2007 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013.

I am most excited to work on projects that… can inform a greater and common public about nuclear, in a way where there is clarity, complexity, nuance, policy, and poetry.

I am looking for partners that can help me… learn about nuclear narratives that I simply do not know about.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… collaborating with six other individuals on “The Color Curtain Project”—a series of dinner parties and art book presentations that bring together individuals of African and Asian descent from disparate fields to explore solidarity and community and reflect on the Bandung Conference, where 29 African and Asian diplomats convened in 1955 to denounce racism, colonialism, and nuclear war.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… connect policy to poetry by taking the language of policy and make it tangible in poetry.