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Tameka Norris


2012 Masters of Fine Art (MFA), Yale University, CT
2010 Bachelor of Art (BA), University of California Los Angeles, CA
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2002-2007 Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA
2000 Audio Engineer Certificate, Los Angeles Recording Institute, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Lube, Jaus Gallery, curator Martin Durazo, LA, CA
2009 Party at Chris’s House, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, curator Phong Bui, Brooklyn, NY
2009 UCLA Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
2009 WWWD (What Would Wayne Do?) The Best Rapper Alive Art Exhibition, Bushwick Star, Brooklyn, NY
2009 UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, curator, Mark Allen (Machine Project), New Wight Gallery LA, CA
2009 Entitled, UCLA Undergraduate Senior Show, Senior Show New Wight Gallery, New Wight Gallery LA, CA
2009 Open Projector Night, Hammer Museum, LA, CA
2009 True Diva Biennale, Skowhegan, ME
2008 UCLA Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
2008 UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, curator, Ali Subotnick (Hammer Museum), New Wight Gallery, LA, CA
2008 Dissent! 1968 to Now, Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, LA, CA
2007 Theories, Moralities and Goals Dripping from Teeth and Nails in Grand Moonlight, UCLA Undergraduate Gallery, LA, CA
2006 Women of Color Explore Homeland, Lucy Florence Gallery, LA, CA

Academic Awards/Honors

2009 School of Arts and Architecture Dean’s Scholarship (merit based) UCLA
2009 Robert and Marion Wilson Award (financial based) UCLA
2009 Emma B. Keller Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
2009 Jo Downing Scholarship, (academic merit and moral character) UCLA
2009 Women’s Faculty Scholarship (merit and need based) UCLA
2009 Lillian Levinson Scholarship (“In recognition of artistic and academic promise,” for “demonstrating superior achievement") UCLA
2008 Aubrey Penny Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
2008 John Densmore Award (rock band, The Door’s drummer award for African American music and art majors) UCLA
2008 Robert and Marion Wilson (financial based) UCLA
2008 Art Council Undergraduate Project Award (travel grant) UCLA
2008 Emma B. Keller Award (faculty nomination) UCLA
2008 Jo Downing Scholarship (academic merit and moral character) UCLA
2007 UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award (award to recognize stellar academic achievement)
2003 Santa Monica Photographic Excellence Award (awarded to finalists in Santa Monica College photo show) Santa Monica Community College


Tameka Norris and Hamilton, Kori. 2009. "Finding Meaning in College Bound Words Through Visual Art," in Arts=Education, Connecting Learning Communities in Los Angeles, Amy Shimshon-Santo and Lauren Salazar (eds.), Lulu.

Community Service

(Presenter and Panelist)
2009 RECOVERING KATRINA: A Retrospection and Call for Action. The African Diaspora Theme Community and the Academic Advancement Program donate for the New Orleans Read and Rise Program, UCLA, LA, CA

(Docent /Student Educator)
2008 Kara Walker: My Compliment, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,
Francis Alys: Politics of Rehearsal,
Extraordinary Exhibitions: Broadsides From the Collections of Ricky Jay,
…And Then Again: Printed Series, 1500-2007, Hammer Museum LA, CA

2008 June Cross, “Secret Daughter: A mixed race daughter and the mother who gave her away” Hammer Book Club Conversation, Hammer Museum, LA, CA

2008 UCLA + URBAN SCHOOLS + COMMUNITIES IGNITING CORE SYNERGIES: Artsbridge 2nd Annual Symposium, Shared lessons learned from arts education community partnerships in South and Central Los Angeles. The annual gathering shares successful teaching and learning strategies in the arts and urban schooling, and celebrates both individual and social transformation.

Research/ Teaching
2009 GMP Graduate Mentoring Program Brown Bag Lunch Series “A Rap Music Video as Institutional Critique?” screening and discussion Licker (Presenter) UCLA, Los Angeles CA

2008 “Finding Meaning in College Bound Words Through Visual Art,” Jordan Starr High
School, Watts, CA, 11th grade English class. Integrated SAT College Preparation vocabulary with visual art, promoting ownership and personal meaning of these words, students made several paintings with exhibition and critique.

2007-2009 ARTS- IN Scholar, Research and Follow up in New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast, Post Katrina Photographic Journal. Included three trips to the area traveling through to document the change or lack of change in particular neighborhoods and observe the particular needs of the community.

Tameka Norris
Post Katrina Painting #6
Oil paint, oil pastel, gesso, thread on stretched fabric bedsheet
50 x 140 inches