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Lynn Haven, FL, United States
Tammy received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Florida. Currently she is an Associate Professor at Gulf Coast State College. Tammy has also taught at the University of Florida in Gainsville, and abroad at Golden Bridge Pottery in Pondicherry, India, and at the Skopelos Art Foundation in Skopelos, Greece. In addition to maintaining an active teaching schedule, Tammy is a working studio Artist. Her works can be seen at Pendland Gallery, NC, Florida Craftsman, FL, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, OR, Iota Gallery, TX and at Lillstreet Art Center, IL. Tammy resides in Panama City, Florida with her husband Pavel Amromin and two children Pearl and Ari.

Work at NCECA

Show title: Naturalization

The layered result of overlapping cultures, people and the progression of time, Houston’s cosmopolitan, nature provides fertile ground for transplants to put down roots, naturalize. In the dictionary the process by which foreign bodies adapt and integrate into an environment is defined as ‘naturalization’; the word is also used by the US Department of Immigration when referring to the process of immigration. Though the normal impulse is to maintain balance, change is our history, and people move and the energy of growth shifts from place to place. Naturalization takes place when faced with the need to reconcile adaptation with memory and learning occurs when faced with the unexpected or challenging.

The exhibit brings together seven artists from varied backgrounds; all have experienced transplantation in some form. Though the term ‘Naturalization’ is mine, each artist’s work investigates some aspect of this process; human relationships and the interaction of matter, material and earth are all subjects

 Naturalization, Ray Meeker, Nidhi Jalan, Brian Kluge, Tammy Marinuzzi, Jeff Forster, Alex Kraft, Sharbani Das Gupta. From entropy and metamorphosis to expression, these artists are directly influenced by physical and mental environments; their work reflecting ‘Naturalization’ or the process of adaptation. Organized by Sharbani Das Gupta.
Spring Street Studios 
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