Tamayo was born in Carchi Ecuador.
Jorge Tamayo attended the Escula de Bellas Arts in Quito, Ecuador. He has been a citizen of Costa Rica for more than 30 years, and he lives in San Jose.
He has had 23 individual and 107 collective exhbitions throughout Central and South America. He has won five first place awards.
The majority of his work focuses on the nude. His work reflects the symbolic magic of ancestral painting manifested in modern models.
15 individual exhibitions:
1991 Kandinsky Gallery, San José, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Country Club Gallery, San José, Costa Rica
1995 Espacio Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador
1996 Imagen Art Gallery, Panama
Collective exhibitions: 75
First Prize, Ecuador's Culture House, II Painting Contest "Quito City", Ecuador
First Prize, Cultural House General Secretary House, Ecuador, III Painting Contest "Quito City", Ecuador
First Painting Contest "Russian Jew Minority"
First Prize, Painting Contest "Ciudad Hacienda de Los Reyes", San José, Costa Rica.
First Prize, "Pedro León" for Watercolor, IX Drawing, Painting and Engraving National Contest, CDXL VIII Spanish Foundation Anniversary from Quito, Ecuador.
Firt Mention, I Bienal of Costa Rican Painting, organized by Lachner & Sáenz Co., San José, Costa Rica.