Tavares Strachan CV

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Born 1979. Nassau, The Bahamas
2004-06 MFA. Yale University, New Haven, CT
2003 BFA, Glass. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2002 Liberal Arts Studies. Brown University, Providence RI
1999 Associates of Fine Arts, Painting. College of the Bahamas, Nassau Bahamas

Solo Exhibitions

“How to Make Someone Invisible,” Fergus McCaffery Gallery, St Barthelemy
“Seeing Is Forgetting The Thing That You Saw,” Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
“Tavares Strachan: Here and Now,” Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Isreal
“Tavares Strachan: Seen/ Unseen,” Undisclosed Location, New York, NY
“Sometimes Lies are Prettier,” Rossi & Rossi, London, England
“Other Than Beauty,” Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY (June 1–July 30)
“The Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such A Bad Idea If I Never Went Home,”
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (7 May–1 July)
“The Orthostatic Tolerance: Launching into an Infinite Distance,” Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
(5 February–3 April)
“The Orthostatic Tolerance: You Can Do Whatever You Like,” ICA, Philadelphia, PA
“Inner and Outer Space,” Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Tavares Strachan, Pierogi, Leipzig, Germany
“A Hundred Years,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Tavares Strachan, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Tavares Strachan, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
“Where We Are Is Always Miles Away,” The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
“The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want,” Nassau Bahamas,
Albury Sayle Primary School (Installation of the Arctic Ice Project)
Traveled to Miami, FL in expanded form, including a separate film element,
and the artists’ flag as planted in Alaska and the Bahamas
“Synergism,” Pro Gallery, Nassau Bahamas
“Reactions,” Central Bank Gallery, Nassau Bahamas

Group Exhibitions

“False Narratives,” Pierogi Gallery, Manhattan, NY
“Winter 2015: Collected Works,” Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
“Prospect. 3,” New Orleans Biennial, New Orleans, LA
Bahamas National Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“Roundabout,” Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
“Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010,” Lodz Biennale, Lodz
“Instructions not Included,” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Double Up Double Up,” Quint Contemporary Art, New York, NY
“BLACK & WHITE HORSE,” Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, The Boiler (Pierogi), Brooklyn, NY
“Pierogi et al,” Daniel Weinberg Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“20th Anniversary: In the Fullness of Time,” The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
“From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions,” Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
“Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings,” Daniel Weinberg Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“(Un)Natural Selection,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
“Connecticut Contemporary,” Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
“New York: State of Mind,” The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany. Curated by Shaheen Merali. Traveled to the Queens Museum
“Surveillances and Observations,” PIEROGI Leipzig, Germany
“Factitious,” PIEROGI Brooklyn, New York and Leipzig
“School Days,“ Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
SAFN Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland. Curated by Joe Amrhein and Petur Arason
“Nothing Compared to This,” CAC Museum, Cincinnati, OH
“One on One,” Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
“Mine,” Lombard Fried Fine arts, New York, NY
“Meiosis,” Sol Gallery, Providence RI
“Perspectives,” Woods Gerrry Gallery, Providence RI
“Caribbean Biennial,” Museum of Modern Art, Santa Domingo
“Synergism,” Pro Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
Glass Triennial, Woods Gerrry Gallery, Providence, RI
“Shattered Fractions,” College Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas
“On The Edge of Time,” Contemporary Art from the Carribbean, Washington DC
“Visual Dialogue,” Group of works traveling through the Bahamas
“Post Independent Art,” Central Bank Gallery, Nassau Bahamas
“Floyd’s Fury,” Pro Gallery, Nassau Bahamas

MIT Artist-in-Residence
Tiffany Foundation Grant
Grand Arts Residency Fellowship
Alice B. Kimball Fellowship
Distinguished Student Award, RISD Glass
Roots Junkanoo Group, Member
Queen Elizabeth Arts/Poetry Award
Governor’s Award, The Governor General of the Bahamas
National Seal of the Bahamas, Stamp Design

Thorson, Alice. “Tavares Strachan,” Art in America, June (Illus.)
Smee, Sebastian. “Universe of Possibilities,” Boston Globe, May 28
Cotter, Holland. “Yoon Lee, Jonathan Schipper, Tavares Strachan,” The New York Times, April 16
Saltz, Jerry. “Energy to Burn,” New York Magazine, March 22
Russo, Peter J. “Tavares Strachan at The Boiler,” ArtCat, March 10
Smith, Roberta. “Rewards and Clarity in a Show of Restraint,” The New York Times, February 19
Müller, Dominikus. “Rundgang in der Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig: Wie verabschiedet man sich von Neo Rauch?” artnet, May 6
Hromack, Sarah. “Tavares Strachan,” Art Papers, March / April. P.71 (Illus.)
Helfand, Glen. “Tavares Strachan,” Artforum, February 2007. P.300 (Illus.)
Volk, Gregory. “Tavares Strachan,” Art In America, February 2007. P.__ (Illus.)
Heller, Maxwell. “Tavares Strachan: Hermetically Sealed,” The Brooklyn Rail, Dec 06/Jan 07.
P.57 (Illus.)
Smith, Roberta. “More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami,” The New York Times,
December 9, 2006. Pp. B7, 11
Baker, Kenneth. “A Whole Lot of Nothing Worthy of Contemplation,” San Francisco Chronicle,
December 2, 2006 (Illus.)
Huston, Johnny Ray. “Where We Are Is Always Miles Away,” San Francisco Bay Guardian,
November 15-21, 2006
Leaverton, Michael. “Earth Moving,” SF Weekly, November 15-21, 2006
Kraft, Jessica. “New York,” Contemporary Magazine, No. 86, 2006. P. 18 (Illus.)
Dembo, Wendy. “Tavares Strachan: Where We Are Is Always Miles Away,” CoolHunting.com, November 14
Time Out New York, Painting the Town–”Ice Breaker,” Issue No.565, July 27–August 2, 2006. Pg. 74
Deleveaux, Yolanda. The Miami Herald Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas Edition), The Arts Section, Weds. August 16, 2006. Pg. 3C
Zeitz, Lisa. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Aktuell) online ed., “Über den Wunsch, mehr als nur
eine Sache zu sein: Die erstaunlichen Erfindungen des Tavares Strachan,” August 7, 2006
O’Leary, Mary E. “Yale artist taking the city to California,” New Haven Register, January 21, 2006
Anand, Easha. “Chunk of New Haven Street Goes West,” Yale Daily News, Jan 31, 2006. P. 1, 4

Hobbs, Robert. The Distance Between What We Have and What We Want, New York, NY: Pierogi Gallery and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 2006

Artist’s Writings
“The Chickcharney | Mission.” Printed Project 7, June 2007. Pp. 101-07

Public Collections
Central Bank, Nassau Bahamas
Inter American Development Bank, Washington, DC
Museo de Arte Moderno, Santa Domingo
Nassau International Airport (Public Sculpture)
Governor General’s Office, New Providence Bahamas
Sir Linden Pindling’s Unity House, Nassau Bahamas