Tam Helenske, (b. Fargo, North Dakota) received a Bachelor of Studio Art (2016) and Master of Art (2019) at California State University, Sacramento. She studied film, sound and video production at Film in the Cites in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed two AA math and science degrees (2014) with a focus in Geology. While attending CSUS she was awarded multiple artistic awards including: CSUS Increase Robinson Memorial Fellowship Award, Peggy Saunders Hall Memorial Scholarship and more. She has commissioned work with Sacramento County and has volunteered at various academic and community projects including CSUS Graduate Art Student Association president and Stop Stigma Sacramento. She teaches various art forms to ages k-12 and adults within the Sacramento community.
Her installation works blend various forms of traditional and new media art including: 3D modeling, programming, video, sound, lighting, sculpture, performance and social practice. Her pieces are often philosophical, thematic, interactive installations that evolve around multi-layered concepts that reinterpret relationships between nature and humanity. She is a multi-instrumental musician who’s work involves vocal, instrumental and ambient soundscape’s which are often integrated into her environmental installations.