Tariku Shiferaw is a New York based artist who works in painting and installation art. He explores mark-making addressing the physical and metaphysical spaces of art and social structures. Shiferaw has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, The Drawing Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), and California African American Museum (CAAM). He was also a participant of the Whitney Independent Study Program and a current artist in residence at Silver Art Projects. His exhibition “It’s a love thang, it’s a joy thang” will run from April 1 - May 15, 2021 at Galerie Lelong, NYC.
This lecture is part of a collaborative series of lectures for PAINT 4503: A Prehistory of Contemporary Art (Greg Lindquist, instructor) and PAINT 4516: Contemporary Art and its Critics (David Borgonjon, instructor).