Carol Buchman

BIO:  A New York/Boston transplant, Carol Buchman received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and an MFA from Boston University School for the Arts. Her narrative and often mixed media paintings have ranged in subject matter from landscape to portraits and have a mystical and childlike quality to them. She has been collected and exhibited in museums, synagogues, public and private spaces, schools, and corporate offices including the Tennessee State Museum; E. K. Rudin Gallery in Great Neck, NY; Alvin J. Fine Museum in San Francisco; Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, GPAC, Memphis, The Buckman Center, Memphis, Perry Nicole Gallery, and Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas. Ms. Buchman’s art was recently purchased by the city of Memphis’s Moveable Art Collection, and will be permanently on display at the Hollywood Branch. In 2021 she was commissioned to do the art for the Torah Ark at congregation Kehilat Shoham in Israel and chosen in 2019 to be a visiting artist for the “Muse” festival in Shoham, Israel. Ms. Buchman was a “Legend” portrait artist commissioned by the Women’s Foundation of Memphis in 2014. Six of her large Thunder and Lightning paintings are now hanging in Memphis area children’s hospitals. Ms. Buchman had two pieces in the Jerusalem Biennale 2017. She has been teaching art to young children for over 25 years and lives in Memphis with her artist husband, Roy Tamboli and two cats. 


Carol Buchman  58 North Tucker  Memphis, TN  38104   901-237-0237

Born: 1959, NYC

Education:  MFA  1992   School for the Arts, Boston University

MA Art Teacher Certification k-12

BFA   1986   Massachusetts College of Art Boston

Other:  Penland School of Crafts, Printmaking Summer Sessions

Nova Scotia College of Art And Design in Halifax, Summer Session, 1985


2020 “Words Matter” New Paintings  Shainberg Gallery, Memphis, TN

2019 – Eclectic Eye Gallery, Memphis, TN  “Myths and Muses, Magical Landscapes

2014  “Thunder and Lightning, New Paintings and Etchings” Levy Gallery at the Buckman Performing Arts Center, Memphis, TN

2009   “The Art of Carol Buchman” E.K. Rudin Judaica Museum and Gallery, Great Neck, NY

2008   “Bible Belt Bagel Babe” JCC of Silicon Valley Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

2007  “Midrash, Stories Reclaimed” Fine Museum, Temple Emmanuel, San Francisco

2006  “Midrash: Stories Reclaimed” Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

1994   “New Paintings” Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN

1993   “Themes: Paintings & Mixed Media” Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

1989   “Carol Buchman: Paintings” City Hall, Scully Square Gallery, Boston, MA

1986    “Paintings and a Book” Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

1985   “Cars and Other People” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1984   “Carol Buchman” Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA



2022 – Women’s Exchange Gallery summer group show, Memphis TN 

2018-16 Arts Memphis – After School Art  (Group Show)

2017 – Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Art, Jewish Art Salon Exhibit in the Bezeq Building, Jerusalem, Israel; curated by Ori Z. Soltes

2016   “Trees of Life –Superstition Symbols and Mysticism in Today’s Jewish Worlds” Abrazo Inferno Gallery, Clemente Cultural Center, NYC NY

2016    Arts Memphis – After School Art  (Group Show)

2015   “A View From the Train” Roy Tamboli and Carol Buchman, Germantown Performing Arts Center, Memphis, TN

2014  “Legend Portraits” at Baptist Memorial Women’s Hospital, Memphis, TN

2014    Jay Etkin Gallery, Cooper Young Invitational, Memphis TN

2013   “Invitational Show, River Arts Festival” Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN

2011   “Song of the Land” HUC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010   “Abstract Thinking “ 4 Artists at Mary Tomas Gallery, Dallas, TX

2010  “Carol and Carol” Paintings and Sculpture   Shainberg Gallery, Memphis, TN

2009   “Like Water On Rock” Traveling exhibition, Southern CA. (Platt/Bornstein Galleries, Finegold Art Gallery, Juror, Barbara Gilbert from Skirball Museum

2008  “Five Books of Moses” Tychman Shapiro Gallery, Juried Show, Minneapolis, MN

2008   Nathan Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida. Juror, W.Rod Faulds

2008   Temple Arts Festival, National Arts Fair, Nashville, TN, Purchase Award, Tennessee State Museum

2008    Group Show, Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis TN

2007  “Sukkot Shalom” CRC Gallery, St. Louis, 1st place Juror’s choice

2007  “Words Within,” Columbia University, NYC, (travels to Boston University) Juror: Laura Kruger

2006  “Fun and Games,” Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis TN

2006   “Art by Us” Adler Museum, Memphis TN Juried by Kawin Feldman, Dir. Brooks Museum

2006  “The Red Show,” Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2004  “Small Works Show”, ”Perry Nicole Fine Art, Memphis, TN

2002   “Four Artists,” Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN

2001    “The Art of the Book” Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN

2001   “GSL Artists” at Askew, Nixon, Ferguson, Architects, Memphis TN

2000/1998/1993   Memphis Brooks Museum,  Art Educators Show Memphis, TN Patty Bladen, Juror

1999   “A Family Affair” Christian Brothers University Gallery, Memphis TN

1996  “Carol Buchman, Carol DeForest, Jamie Nobles,” Askew, Nixon, Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN

1994   “Carol Buchman and Roy Tamboli,” Shainberg Gallery, Memphis, TN

1991   University Place Gallery, Cambridge Bank and Trust, Cambridge, MA

1991  “Four Artists” Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA

1991   “Second Chance Target Gallery, (1st prize) Alexandria, VA”

1989   Boston Society of Architects/Cambridge Art Assoc., Cambridge, MA

1988  “Cambridge at the Fed 2”, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

1987   Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

1986   Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA


** Kehilat Shoham Synagogue, Torah Ark  ** Purchase award, Moveable Collection, Hollywood branch Library **Spence and Becky Wilson Emergency Children’s Hospital, Memphis TN  **Lebonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN**Women’s Foundation, Memphis, Portrait of Mary Shainberg **Public Facilities Dept., Boston, MA  ** All-Right Parking, Boston, MA   **Boston 1st Night, Boston, MA   **MCI Memphis, TN.  **The Madison Hotel, Memphis TN   *Hotel Canto Del Viento, Tilcara, Argentina   **Gibson Guitar Museum, Memphis, TN   *Temple Israel, Memphis TN   *Memphis Animal Shelter, Memphis TN   **Grace St. Luke’s School, Memphis TN   **Child Advocacy Center, Memphis TN   **St. John’s Methodist Church, Memphis TN **Tucker-Jefferson Neighborhood Assoc. , Memphis, TN   **Rozelle School for the Creative & Performing Arts, Memphis, TN


2017   Review Of Jewish Art Salon’s exhibit in Jerusalem Biennale

2016   National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Ltd. Volume 93, October

2010   Voices of Conservative/Masoriti Judaism, Cover art and Article “Do Jewish Artists Make Jewish Art”

2009    Parabola Magazine, Spring Issue, myths, rituals, symbols, and arts of the world’s spiritual traditions.

2009    Sh’ma, a Literary, Artistic and Cultural Journal

2009    Like Water On A Rock Exhibit catalogue2008    Jewish Scene Magazine of Northern California for “Borsht Belt to Bible Belt Show”

2008    Jewish Scene Magazine, of the Mid-South Interview for Nashville Show and Cover Art

2007    Words Within Catalogue, Columbia University/ Kraft Center, curator – Laura Kruger

2007    Memphis Flyer Article for Memphis Animal Shelter Mural by Michael Finger

2006     Memphis Jewish Journal, Cover Photo and Article, by Susan Neiman

2006    Review, Memphis Flyer, Carol Knowles for Midrash Show at Perry Nicole

2006     Memphis Commercial Appeal, fullpage profile/article for Midrash show, by Emily Kepplinger

2006    Review, Memphis Flyer, Carol Knowles for the Red Show

2004   Review, Memphis Flyer, Carol Knowles, for Cigar Box Paintings at Perry Nicole, Memphis, TN

2002   Memphis Magazine for Tucker-Jefferson Neighborhood Sculpture /Signs

1999    Commercial Appeal Sunday picks article for 1st Place winner, Brooks Museum Mid South Show

1999   Commercial Appeal, on Mural at Hatley’s Garage, Memphis, TN

1999, 1994 & 1993 Brooks Museum, picture pick for Educator’s show

1991   San Francisco Chronicle  & “Eye Wash” “2nd Chance” Alexandria, VA

1991   South End News review of Piano Factory Show

1989   Art New England – Review of Art and Architecture Show

1987   Boston Globe and NBC TV for Mural at Boston’s 1st Night

1986   The Boston Globe review of Cyclorama Show, by Christine Temin



**National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, LTD., Volume 93, Oct. 2016  **Women’s Foundation Portrait artist, Memphis 2014  ***Women of Reform Judaism greeting card selection  **The Humanist Magazine  **The London Institute of Psychoanalysis  **Boston Behavioral Medicine, Webpage  **Conservative Judaism Magazine, Featured Artist, Fall 2008

**Jewcy Featured Artist, June 08  **The Essence Newsletter 2007  **Explore Faith website   **Memphis Jewish Federation Annual Report 2006 **Eldridge Street Project Newsletter 2005



2019 – Visiting Artist, Shoham Muse Festival, Shoham Israel

2016 – Purchase award, Moveable Collection, Hollywood branch Library

2008  – Purchase award, Tennessee State Museum

2007  – 1st place for “Shabbat for Jenny” in Sukkat Shalom Show, St. Louis, MO

2007 – Sacred Art Show, Memphis TN, Rector’s choice

1999 – Recipient of  “Making a Difference Grant” for Mural at Hatley’ Garage, Memphis, TN

1999 – Memphis Brooks Museum, Mid South Art Teachers, 1st Place

1991   Juror’s Award for “ArtCity” in  “Second Chance” Target Gallery Show, Alexandria, VA


TEACHING – Art Teacher Certification k-12 1992, SFA, Boston University

Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal School, Memphis TN k-4   1997-present

Rozelle School For the Performing Arts, Memphis TN k-6th 1992-1997

Tanglewood Summer Arts Program for children 1992, Lenox, MA