Tamie Beldue

Department Chair & Professor of Art

Contact Information

  • tbeldue@unca.edu
  • 828.251.6845
  • 211 Owen Hall

Born in upstate New York, Tamie Beldue is a contemporary American artist focused in mixed media drawings. Beldue received a BFA from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Lithography and earned her MFA at the University of Cincinnati in Drawing. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the US in group and solo exhibitions, including exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Realism Biennial, Southern Ohio Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, and the Arnot Art Museum. Currently, she is represented by Blue Spiral Galleries in Asheville, NC, Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and is also the Department Chair & Professor of Art at UNC Asheville.

Her studio practice focuses on the figure and the environment as the primary subject. Through distinct bodies of work, a representational canon is balanced with conceptual motivations. She relies on perceptual experiences to delve into prudent editing of information, allowing for divergence in clarity, yet establishing a space where an inhale could actually be palpable. At an experiential level, the viewer is presented with information that appears realistic from a distance that upon closer examination dissolves into the simplicity of marks which translates into abstraction associated with the making.

Visit Beldue's website to view her work.