Tammi Jean Fedestin
Tammi is a queer Haitian woman with a fascination for all things nerdy and creepily cute. Tammi's favorite thing in the world is to see someone being their most authentic selves. Seeing someone embody all aspects of whom they bring her immense joy. With Cosmic Zo!, Tammi aims to celebrate these individuals and also encourage more people to fly their freak flag!
She currently holds a BA in Arts Management from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). While in school, she studied under Melanie Mowinski, a letterpress artist, and gained a love of bookmaking and printmaking.
She doodled from a young age, but her first art class in high school allowed Tammi to experiment with mediums and sparked her creativity. High school was also where Tammi discovered her love of yarn crafts. Since teaching herself to knit in her final year of high school, she learned other types of crafts and incorporates those skills into her work. She went on to create a group at MCLA, the Artists’ Association (now known as the Crafting Club), which was created to educate fellow students on crafts and showcase their work.
Tammi was very involved with the creative community of North Adams, MA. In the summer of 2011, she was fortunate enough to be a part of Aisha Cousins’ Diva Dutch. In the fall of 2012, She was also involved in the painting of a mural by Alaa Awad. In 2016 and 2017, Tammi worked with Urban Bush Women as a Program Assistant, where she developed her skill as a graphic designer.
Tammi is a founding member of Creatives of Color BOSTON, which seeks to spotlight the work of local artists of color. She also participates in various artists' markets all over Boston, including Brain Arts Org's Brain Market.
PAST SOLO EXHIBITIONS
OCTOS IN SPACE! A Study of Galactic Cephalopods S.O.S Art/New York, Brooklyn, NY.
PAST GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Krik? Krak! Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.
Paper Dresses Press Gallery, North Adams MA
99 and NINE: We are Mused! MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams MA
Opposites Attract African American Cultural Center, Albany NY
Artists Anonymous Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams MA
Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield MA