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Almine Rech

Timothy Curtis

Timothy Curtis [b. 1982] is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia, where he was first introduced to the arts via graffiti writing as a young child. Following his release from a lengthy prison sentence Curtis moved to New York City where he established a focused studio practice in 2015. While incarcerated he threw himself into studying art history, drawing, and painting and was able to use his studies to form a mural painting crew consisting of artists sentenced to life in prison, painting educational murals around the prison campus to teach, motivate and add color to the otherwise drab environment.

Despite remaining on parole since his release in late 2015, Curtis has gone on to have solo presentations in Tokyo, New York City, Berlin and was included in the group exhibition The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, organized by Claire Gilman of The Drawing Center, New York City (2019). He was recently included in Negotiating Grids at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, US (2022).
Curtis is set to present new paintings in City as Studio at K11 Art Foundation Hong Kong curated by Jeffrey Deitch in March 2023, as well as an upcoming group exhibition Echos of Picasso at Museo Picasso Málaga in September 2023. 

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