Timothy Curtis is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia. A prolific graffiti writer since a young age, Curtis is fascinated by lines for their capacity to communicate feeling and express movement. Through facial interpretation, and more recently with his exploration of figurative bicycle paintings, Curtis expands his perspective on basic human freedoms. Curtis's first solo exhibition was held in November 2017 at Kaikai Kiki's Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo, Japan, curated by Takashi Murakami. More recently his work was included in 2018's Beyond the Streets, curated by Roger Gastman, a follow-up to Los Angeles MoCA's successful Art in the Streets exhibition. In June 2019, Curtis will have his first solo exhibition in the U.S. with albertz benda.