Tau Lewis

Born: Toronto, Canada, 1993
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions (selected)

2023 / 2024
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France 

2021
Symphony, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2020
Triumphant Alliance of the Ubiquitous Blossoms of Incarnate Souls, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Sparkle's Map Home, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

2019
The Coral Reef Preservation Society, The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
I'm countin' on you to ground me again, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (touring)

2018
when last you found me here, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada (touring)

2018
I bet this cave has been here for a really long time, Shoot the Lobster, New York City, New York, USA
Cheyenne Julien and Tau Lewis, Chapter NY, New York City, New York, USA (two-person)
making it work to be together while we can, Jeffrey Stark, New York City, New York, USA
Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2017
Through the people we are looking at ourselves, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (two-person)
cyphers, tissue, blizzards, exile, 8eleven, Toronto, Canada

2016
foraged, ain't free, The Pendulum Project, Studio 223a, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2022
Biennale Arte 2022: The Milk of Dreams, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
To Begin Again, ICA Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Black Atlantic, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

2021
No Humans Involved, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA (catalogue)
WHAT DO YOU SEE, YOU PEOPLE, GAZING AT ME., Sadie Coles, London, UK
Yesterday we said tomorrow, Prospect. 5 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (catalogue)
Threadbare, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Time Takes a Cigarette, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

2020
Majeure Force: Part Two, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Liminal States, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany

2019
Estuary, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, Canada
People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, California, USA

2018
RAGGA NYC x Mercer Union, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
Yard Show, Shrine, New York City, New York, USA

2017
Unmasked, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada
In Pursuit of the Perfect Rose, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada
RAGGA NYC x MoMA PS1: Back to School, MoMA PS1, New York City, New York, USA
Entering the Landscape, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
Migrating the Margins, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada (catalogue)
True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Red Hills of Lardossa, Downs and Ross, New York City, New York, USA
RAGGA NYC: All the threatened and delicious things joining one another, New Museum, New York City, New York, USA
Doored 29, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Can’t Touch This, Mulherin, New York City, New York, USA
The Un-Othered Body, Ontario College of Art & Design University, Graduate Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016
Open House, Sleep Center, New York City, New York, USA
Fresh Constructions, Katzman Contemporary in collaboration with YTB Gallery, Toronto, Canada
PRISMATIC, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Future 33, Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Body Talk, Project Gallery Studios, 184 Munro St, Toronto, Canada
Massive Party 2016: Midnight Massive, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Nice Pile of Bricks, 950 Dupont (House of Vans), Toronto, Canada
DON’T CARE ABOUT LOSING, 1287 Dupont, Toronto, Canada

2015
GHOST HOLE VII, The Jam Factory, Toronto, Canada
Bad Girls Club, 116 Geary Ave, Toronto, Canada
Carbon Paper Issue #4 launch, 8eleven, Toronto, Canada
Women In Music and Arts, Emmanuel Howard Park United Church, Toronto, Canada
Massive Party 2015: HOTBED, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2014
Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show 2014, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada
This Is Not For You, Brockton Collective, Toronto, Canada; Creatures Creating, Toronto, Canada; Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada (touring)


Publications

2021
The Church of Mantic Plants, in conjunction with Avant Arte, The Netherlands
Yesterday we said tomorrow, Prospect. 5 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
No Humans Involved, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA

2017
Everything is a time capsule, Magenta Foundation, National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Collection, Canada
Migrating the Margins, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada


Awards/ Grants

2021
Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada

2019
Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada
Project Grants to Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada

2018
Frieze Frame Stand Prize, solo presentation with Cooper Cole, Frieze New York, New York City, USA
Exhibition Assistance for Visual Artists, Third Space Art Projects, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada

2017
William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists, The Hynatyshyn Foundation, Ottawa, Canada
Emerging Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition Assistance for Visual Artists, Third Space Art Projects, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition Assistance for Visual Artists, The Power Plant Contemporary, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, Canada

2016
Emerging Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, Canada


Public Collections
Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida, USA
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library Collection, New York City, New York, USA
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

 

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