Chip Tom

Senior Curator

Chip Tom is the Senior Curator for Heather James Fine Art and is based in Los Angeles and Palm Desert. He has curated many acclaimed art and design exhibitions globally, including Ketty La Rocca, and The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Chip has worked with museums ranging from Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva, to the USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena. Most recent projects include serving as the guest curator for Art Macau 2019. He received his BA from Yale University. Chip lectures extensively with recent groups including the California Desert Art Council, and Yale University Alumni.

In the News

Mesa Modern

Heather James Fine Art participated in Palm Springs Modernism Week with a curated selection of artwork at the newly constructed indoor|outdoor home, Mesa Modern, featuring artwork by Aris Demetrios, Sara Genn, Hassel Smith, and many more.

Ai Weiwei Lecture by Chip Tom

Heather James Senior Curator Chip Tom lectures about Ai Weiwei Circle of Animals – Zodiac Heads: Gold

Heather James Montecito Grand Opening

Heather James Fine Art celebrated our newest gallery in Montecito, California, with a Grand Opening event on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Special exhibition of sculptural works by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei’s gilded Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine.

Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights curated by Chip Tom

Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights is now open at Wynn Resorts Macau. Curated by Heather James Fine Art Head Curator, Chip Tom, the exhibition is part of Art Macao, a five-month international arts and culture event.

Chip Tom at Bowers Museum

Senior Curator, Chip Tom, at Bowers Museum presents “Highlights of Modern Taiwanese Art,” examining the evolution of Taiwanese art and artists from Japanese colonial era to the modern day and offer keen insight into the groundbreaking work of monumental Taiwanese artists.

Sam Francis Talk at Heather James Fine Art

Discussion on Sam Francis art and life with Debra Burchett-Lere, Kayo Malik, and Chip Tom

Farnsworth Art Museum Cocktail Reception

Marie St. Germain, Fine Art Consultant in Austin, TX.

Penelope Gottlieb exhibition at Chicago Botanic Garden

2018 Exhibition, Against Forgetting, at the Chicago Botanic Garden