Tavares Strachan - I Belong Here Project
Tavares Strachan - Experience

Born 1979, Nassau, New Providence Island, The Bahamas

Lives and works in New York, NY, United States of America




2006          MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States of America

2003          BFA (Glass), Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, United States of America

2002          Liberal Arts Studies. Brown University, Providence RI, United States of America

1999          Associates of Fine Arts, Painting, College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas



Solo exhibitions

2011          Sometimes Lies Are Prettier,Rossi and Rossi, London, England, March 15 – April 21 

2010          Orthostatic Tolerance: Launching Into An Infinite Distance,Grandarts, Kansas City, MO, USA, February 5 – April 3.

Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such A Bad Idea If I Never Went Home Again,MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 7 – July 11.

2009                     You Can Do Whatever You Like (Orthostatic Tolerance project), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 23 – August 2.

2008                     Tavares Strachan, Pierogi 2000, Leipzig, Germany, May 1 – June 29.

                  A Hundred Years, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, February 16 – March 15.

2006          Where We Are Is Always Miles Away,Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 17 – January 6, 2007.

                  Tavares Strachan, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA, October 14 – November 11.

The Difference Between What We Have and What We Want,Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, Tavares Strachan, October 13 – November 13. Aubrey Sayle Primary School, Nassau, Bahamas, July 27 – August 27.

2001          Synergism, Pro Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.

1999          Reactions, Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.


Group exhibitions

2011          roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, October 21 – February 20, 2012

2010          roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, September 25 – January 16, 2011

2010          From Liberty Square to Independence Square,Fokus Lodz Bienalle, Lodz, Poland, September 11– October 10.

2009          BLACK&WHITEWORKS, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA, June 6 – July 31.

                  Tavares Strachan, ADAA Art Show, New York, NY, February 19 – February 23.

2008          Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA, November 22 – December 23.

           Pierogi et al, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 12 – August 23.

InnerOuterSpace, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA,  April 26 – January 11, 2009.

The Armory Show, New York, NY, March 26 – 30.

2007          New York States of Mind, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, USA, December 16 – March 23, 2008.

20th Anniversary: In the Fullness of Time, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 14 – February 16, 2008.

                  New York – States of Mind, The House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, August 24 – November 4.

                  Block Party II: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 30 – August 18.

(Un)Natural Selection, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, USA, June 1 – August 13.

Connecticut Contemporary, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, USA, April 19 – August 12.

From the Fat of the Land: Alchemies, Ecologies, Attractions, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA, April 7 – July 27.

2006          Surveillances and Observations, Pierogi 2000, Leipzig, Germany, September 9 – October 28.

FACTITIOUS, Pierogi, 2000, Brooklyn, NY, USA, June 23 – July 31.

School Days, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY, USA, January 14–February 25.

2005          SAFN Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, March 5–April 17.

2004          Nothing Compared to This, CAC Museum, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

2003          One on One,Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

                   Mine,Lombard Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA.

2002          Meiosis, Sol Gallery, Providence RI, USA.

                  Perspectives, Woods Gerrry Gallery, Providence RI, USA.

                  Caribbean Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2001          Synergism, Pro Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.

2000          Glass Triennial, Woods Gerrry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA.

                  Shattered Fractions, College Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.

                  On The Edge of Time, Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, Washington DC, USA.

1999          Visual Dialogue, Group of works travelling through the Bahamas.

                  Post Independent Art, Central Bank Gallery, Nassau Bahamas.

1998          Floyd’s Fury, Pro Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas.



Bibliography (*indicates articles pertaining solely to the artist)

*Campbell, Charles. “Thank You, Ms. Darling: The Works of Tavares Strachan.” ARC Magazine,  July 2011l Issue 3, p. 6

 *“Tavares Strachan’s Notions of Absence and Presence, Visibility and Invisibility at Rossi & Rossi” ArtDaily.Org, August 2, 2011.

*Sharp, Rob. “Forensics age Tibet’s ‘disappeared’ Panchen Lama.” The Independent, Arts Blog, April 18, 2011.

*Gilbert, Harriet. “Tavares Strachan.” BBC World Service, The Strand, March 3, 2011, chapter 4.

*Dass, Kiran. “25 degrees 3’ / -77 degrees 23’ Tavares Strachan.” NO Magazine, November 30, 2010, Issue 12, p. 18

Hodara, Susan. “Celebrating Artists Who Keep the Action in Abstraction.” The New York Times, May 9, 2010, p. WE12.

*Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Tavares Strachan: The Final Frontier.” NOW: Art of the 21st Century, March 6, 2010, p34

*Sirmans, Franklin. “Tavares Strachan: The Orthostatic Tolerance.” Grand Arts, January, 2010.

Rosenberg, Karin. “Venerable, Small and Lots on Paper (Including Napkins).” The New York Times, Friday, March 5, 2010, p. C24.

*Thorson, Alice. “Kansas City, Tavares Strachan: Grand Arts.” Art in America 98, no. 6 (June/July 2010): 191.

Boiler @ Pierogi.” Semperars.blogspot.com, March 16, 2008. Bui, Phong. “In Conversation”. The Brooklyn Rail. March 2009, p.26-29 Douglas, Sarah. “Dealers Find Silver Lining at Slow ADAA Art Show.” Artinfo.com,

February 20, 2009. Haber, John. “North by Northwest.” NewYorkArtCrit.com, March 27, 2009. Josephson, Marika. “Tavares Strachan @ Brooklyn Museum.” WhitehotMagazine.com, 2009.

Kalm, James. “Brooklyn Dispatches: Tough Time, Don’t Whine, Get With a “Project.” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2009, p.42-43

Kenter, Peter. “NYC art show installation commemorates artist’s first parking ticket.”National Post, March, 9, 2009

Laster, Paul. “Champagne, Anyone: A Bubbly Evening at the Art Show.” Flavorwire.com, February 20, 2009.

McAvoy, Linda. “Learn your parking bylaws – or pay up.” Wheels.ca, November21, 2009, http://www.wheels.ca/newsFeatures/article/783087.

*Rosenberg, Karen. “An Art Project of the Coolst Kind.” ArtsBeat.blogs.nytimes.com, Culture News and Views, May 1, 2009.

*Russo, Peter. “Tavares Strachan at The Boiler.” ARTCAT, March 10, 2009. Saltz, Jerry. “Energy to Burn.” New York Magazine 42, no. 10 (March 30, 2009): 60-61. Smith, Roberta. “Rewards and Clarity In a Show of Restraint.” The New York Times, February 20, 2009, C25, C30.

Smuda, Sean. “In Heaven, Everything is Fine – Basel, ’09.” MNArtists.org, December 17, 2009.

* Wolff, Rachel. “Tavares Strachan: Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.” ARTnews 108, no. 10: 120.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Dessert Trail.” Artforum.com, February 24 2009.

* Helfand, Glen. “Tavares Strachan, Luggage Store.” Artforum XLV, No. 6 (February 2007): 300.

* Hromack, Sarah. “Tavares Strachan.” Art Papers (March/April 2007): 71. * Golonu, Berin. “At the Galleries: Tavares Strachan” Flash Art XL, no. 253 (March/April 2007): 73. Kalm, James. ‘Fair Market Values.” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2007, pp. 38-39. * “The cloud chamber of Tavares Strachan.” Chic City Rats, 2007 http://www.chiccityrats.typepad.com/ chic_city_rats_en/2007/04/the_cloud_chamb.html.. Strachan, Tavares. “The Chickcharney I Mission.” Printed Project, issue 7 (June 2007): 101-07. * Volk, Gregory. “Tavares Strachan at Pierogi and Ronald Feldman.” Art in America 95, no. 2 (February 2007): 140-41.

Tavares Strachan - Contemporary Artist

Tavares Strachan, originally of Nassau, Bahamas, holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003) as well as an MFA from Yale University (2006), and has received numerous awards of recognition since 1998.  His work has been featured in shows around the world and most recently in Roundabout at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.   Some of his recent work focuses on man’s relationship to nature, that is, his antagonistic struggle against it, his efforts to collapse distance and space, and his myopic pursuit of progress at the planet’s expense. Strachan eschews the coldness adopted by other conceptual artists, instead creating installations that speak not only to our intellectual interests, but to our emotional concerns, our feelings of loneliness, desire, and loss.

This is a beautiful deep zoom of Tavares Strachan’s collage titled Panchen Lama.  This collage is made up of more than 3,000 smaller images.