Tattfoo Tan

Tattfoo Tan’s art practice seeks to find an immediate, direct, and effective way of exploring issues related to the individual in society through which to collapse the categories of ‘art’ and ‘life’ into one. Through the employment of multiple forms of media and various platforms of presentation, Tattfoo promotes group participation between himself and an ‘audience’. Within this collaborative practice both minds and bodies are engaged in actions that transform the making of art into a ritualized and shared experience. In keeping with the spirit of this transformative act, Tattfoo prefers to develop projects that are ephemeral and conceptual in nature. Tattfoo’s work has been shown in various venues and institutions including; Queens Museum of Art, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Artisphere, The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Center for Book Arts, Bronx River Art Center, Jamaica Center of Arts and Learning, Aljira - A Center for Contemporary Art, Project Row Houses and The Laundromat Project. He has be recognized for his effort, service and artistic contribution to the community and is proud recipient of Proclamation from The City of New York. He is also awarded the Twenty-Eight Annual Awards for Excellence in Design by Public Design Commission of The City of New York for his design and branding on the super graphic on Bronx River Art Center.