Contact

ezratessler@gmail.com

Education

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. 

2002   AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 

One and Two-Person Exhibitions

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

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

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

2014    Rafters, Culture Room, Brooklyn, NY. 

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   Walking the cow, Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI (forthcoming). 

            Workspace Residency Exhibition, Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming). 

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

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

            The sun shits out a dying light, Calle Cedro 328, Mexico City, Mexico. 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 (forthcoming).

2019    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 from 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.

Bibliography

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 1).

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. Featuring Mequitta Ahuja,

             Christhian Diaz, Mike Cloud, Louise Fishman, Lee Lozano, Troy Michie, Anne Minich, Quentin

             Morris, Ruth Root, Matthew Sepielli, Nancy Shaver, and Henry Ossawa Tanner. 

2019    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.

Selected Writing

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). 

2007    "Review: Law and Disorder in the Postcolony," Punishment and Society (No. 9, Vol. 4). 

2006    "Untethered Hawsers," Jacket Magazine (No. 31).