Tamara Mendels received a MFA (Painting) from Sydney College of the Arts in 2011. Prior to her MFA completion Mendels was awarded the Fauvette Loureiro Traveling Scholarship 2008, sending her to New York where she became a co-founder and director of the Jon Frum Art Foundation New York & Los Angeles (2008-2010). Mendels was the co-organiser and curator of Sydney’s 2020 Art Shows in 20 days (2011-2012). Mendels has exhibited in Sydney at Damien Minton Annex Space, M-Contemporary, East Sydney Doctors, Peloton, James Dorahy Project Space, The Lost Bear Gallery, The Other Art Fair and most recently Mendels exhibited solo at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba. Internationally Mendels has exhibited in New York, Miami, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles through Catinca Tabacaru Gallery and The Jon Frum Art Foundation in both solo and group shows including art fairs SCOPE Miami, The Fountain Art Fair Miami and New York, the Beethoven Festival Chicago and the Dallas Art Fair. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, England and the United States.