Solo Exhibitions

2023    Where the stress falls, AD NYC, New York, NY. 

2022    Small Cottage, Hudson House, Hudson, NY.

2021    An angle to the place I live in, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN.

2019    Recent Work with Good Weather, MECA Art Fair, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2014    Rafters, Culture Room, Brooklyn, NY.

2013    The Red-Haired Man, Good Weather, North Little Rock, AR.

Two and Three-Person Exhibitions

2019    Walking the cow, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Curated by Haynes Riley.

2018    The Nervous Hand with Fabienne Lasserre, 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC.

2016    Ezra Tessler and Barb Smith, New Proposals with Páramo, Zona Maco, Mexico City.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020    Home Alone, Jack Barrett Gallery Offsite, Montauk, NY.

2019    Workspace Residency Exhibition, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY.

            E/AB, Dieu Donné Booth, Editions/Artists' Book Fair, NY, NY.

2018    Materializations, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

            The sun shits out a dying light, Calle Cedro 328, Mexico City. Curated by Adrian Bará.

            Artist in Residence Biennial, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN.

2016    Beholder's Share, 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

            Beach is Better with Good Weather Gallery, Fringe Projects, Miami, FL.

            Everything Real, Hap Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

            Cold Summer, The Provincial, Kaleva, Michigan. Curated by Peter Shear.

            Broadcast from Cedarburg, NJ, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Matthew Sepielli.

            What else is knew, 80 Vernon Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Caitlin MacBride.

            Shades, The Bedfellows' Club, Little Rock, AR. Curated by Jess Hirsh and Haynes Riley.

            Painters NYC, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico.

2015    Strike up the band, Waterfront at Art/Life Institute, Kingston, NY.

            Painters NYC, Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico.

            Bard MFA Thesis Show, Milton Avery School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

            Not a Painting, The Hole, NY, NY.

2014    Panel Discussion & Various Formats Are Appropriate, Silvershed, NY, NY.

            It's a poor craftsman who blames his tools, Junior Projects, NY, NY.

            Skit, The Hole, NY, NY. Curated by Tisch Abelow.

2013    In All Kinds of Weather, /Protocol/, Gainesville, FL (catalogue).

            Now, FUSE Art Infrastructure, Allentown, PA.

            IMAGO, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

            A Country Road. A Tree. Evening, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

            The Big Show 8, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY.

Residencies and Awards

2024    Interlude Artist Support Grant, Interlude Residency, Livingston, NY.

2019    Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works, Troy, NY.

            Workspace Residency, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY.

2017    Artist-in-residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

2015    Nominated artist, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

2013    MFA Award, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (3 years).

2012    Ox-Bow, Fall Artist in Residence. Full funding, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship.

2010    SOMA Summer, Mexico City, Mexico.

2008    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, US Department of Education (4 years).

2007    Richard Hofstadter Fellowship, Columbia University (2 years).

2002    Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University.


2023    Louis Block, "Art Seen: Ezra Tessler, Where the stress falls," The Brooklyn Rail (November).

2021    Joel Parsons, "Ezra Tessler: An angle to the place I live in," The Brooklyn Rail (March). 

2019    Brian Boucher, "Puerto Rico's MECA Art Fair Boosts an Art Scene Valiantly Struggling Amid Hurricane 

            Damage, Debt, and Upheaval," Artnet News (November 25, 2019).       

            Will Heinrich, "New York Galleries: What to See Right Now - Just Painting," The New York Times (July 19).

2018    Karthik Kalyanaraman and Raghava KK, “Transcendence for the Siri-ocene,” Critical Collective (August).

2017    Mary Beth McCauley, “New artist-in-residency to speak on empathetic art,” UT Daily Beacon (February).

2016    Rachel Miller, "See this at 315 Gallery," Brooklyn Magazine (December 6).

            Molly Gottschalk, "Ten best booths at Zsona Maco," Artsy (February 4).

            Linnea West, Artist interview, Phone Tag (April 22).

2013    Chip Schwartz, "Painting's Absurdity and Samuel Beckett at Fjord," Knight Arts (June 13).

2012    Valerie Brennan, Artist interview, Studio Critical (October 22).

Artist Talks, Writings, and Curatorial Projects

2024    Exhibition essay for Nick Irzyk’s Think Tank, Martos Gallery, NY, NY.

2024    Exhibition essay for Shoot for the Stars, group exhibition at Swanson Kuball Gallery, LIC, NY. 

2023    Exhibition essay for Jenny Gagalka's Pop Secret, Paul Soto Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2021    Her Bone, solo exhibition of Anne Minich curated by Ezra Tessler at Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC, NY.

2019    Just Painting, group show curated by Ezra Tessler at Jack Barrett, NYC, NY. 

            Artist talk with Amy Jacobs, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY.

2017    “Just Paintings,” Artist-in-residence lecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2016    Visiting artist presentation, senior painting seminar, Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

2013    "The Lumpen: Coffee talk with Amy Sillman, Ezra Tessler, Devin Fore," Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY.

2013    "Grey Disk," essay published in WOW-HUH (Spring).


2016    MFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

2006    MPhil, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. 

2002    AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.