Tattfoo Tan’s art practice responds to issues of ecology, climate change and nutrition. His unique art making process consists of learning new forms of knowledge, practicing them, and in turn teaching others.
His decade long trilogy of projects: Nature Matching System, Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship. and New Earth have been shown widely and made into replicable manuals to inspire the public to take action. Tattfoo has presented, collaborated, published and shown his works in various venues and institutions including: Staten Island Arts, Queens Museum of Art, The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts, Eugene Lang College/New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, 601Tully/Syracuse University, Macalester College, Creative Time Reports, Aljira – A Center for Contemporary Art, Project Row Houses, Philadelphia Murals Art Program, Contemporary Arts Center – Cincinnati, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa, The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, The Laundromat Project, Gestalten, Thames and Hudson.
He has been recognized for his effort, service and artistic contributions to the community, and is a proud recipient of proclamation from The City of New York. He was also given the Twenty-Eighth Annual Award for Excellence in Design by Public Design Commission of The City of New York for his design and branding of the Super-Graphic on Bronx River Art Center.
New Earth. p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e, 3(1-2).