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, 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
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.
2021 Joel Parsons, "Ezra Tessler: An angle to the place I live in," The Brooklyn Rail (March 17).
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 and Curatorial Projects
2019 Just Painting, 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," WOW-HUH (Spring).
2010 "Death Row Homepages and the Politics of Compassion," Roots, Rites, and Sites of Resistance: The
Banality of Good, ed. L. Cheliotis (London: Palgrave Press).
2007 "Dreams and Disappointments," Jacket Magazine (No. 33).
"Review: Law and Disorder in the Postcolony," Punishment and Society (No. 9, Vol. 4).
2006 "Untethered Hawsers," Jacket Magazine (No. 31).
2016 MFA, Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
2012 MA and MPhil, Columbia University, NY, NY.
2006 MPhil, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (first class honors).
2002 AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (magna cum laude).