Headshots of artists for Boston Center for the Arts event Hello My Name Is...with Joanna Tam and Karmimadeebora McMillanJoanna Tam and Karmimadeebora McMillan

Hello My Name Is… Joanna Tam and Karmimadeebora McMillan

Karmimadeebora McMillan and Joanna Tam discuss their work and answer questions in this recorded virtual event. Learn about how they create on BCA’s campus and how artist residencies affect their artistic process!

‘Hello My Name Is’ is a lunchtime virtual meetup series designed to connect our audiences to Boston Center for the Arts’ programs and artists.


Joanna Tam's work uses photography to reshape notions of Home

Shifting Contours (2021) Joanna Tam

Joanna Tam is a Hong Kong-born, Boston-based visual artist. Using video, photography, performance, text and installation, her work examines the issues of migration, construction of national identity as well as the notion of home.

Boston Center for the Arts resident Artist Karmimadeebora McMillan paints black figure adorned with orange garments on a blue background.

Photo: Tosh | “Blessed Black,” from “Doll Studies” series Karmimadeebora McMillan

Karmimadeebora McMillan was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is based in Cambridge, MA. McMillan’s paintings are influenced by her southern childhood through brightly colored fragmented quilted landscapes combined with characters from racist’s propaganda and black dolls found in southern flea markets.

BCA’s Studio Residency Program provides multi-disciplinary artists with work-only studio space and access to a roster of programs and professional support geared towards nurturing a vibrant and diverse community of artists in Boston.