Timothy Curtis [b. 1982] is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia, who lives and works in New York City. His work was debuted publicly in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the group exhibition Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) by the artist Stephen Powers (2015-2016). Curtis realized his first solo exhibition in November 2017 at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo, Japan, curated by Takashi Murakami. Curtis had his first solo show in New York with Albertz Benda (2019) and was featured in the group exhibition The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, organized by Claire Gilman of The Drawing Center, New York in 2019. For the 2020 edition of The Armory Show, Timothy presented a solo exhibition titled Alive-n-Well with Albertz Benda. Recent shows include 100 drawings from Now at The Drawing Center, New York (2020), The Cat’s Cradle at Albertz Benda, New York (2021), and Negotiating Grids at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (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.

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 B. 1982, Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York  



US Embassy, Art in Embassies, US State Dept., Tegucigalpa, HN

Burger Collection, Hong Kong 

Lorenzo and Teresa Fertitta Collection, Las Vegas, NV 

The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA  



2024                Inkblots and Feelings Charts, Atlanta Contemporary, GA


2023               City as Studio curated by Jeffrey Deitch, K11 Musea,

                                         Hong Kong, CN


2022               Negotiating Grids, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 

                                         Philadelphia, PA


2021                Timothy Curtis: The Cat’s Cradle, albertz benda, New York, NY  

                           Go Figure, Over The Influence, Hong Kong, CN 

                           THIS IS AMERICA, Kunstraum Potsdam, Berlin, DE   


2020               Temporary Decisions: Inkblots and Bikes, Arndt Art Agency,

                                         Berlin, DE 

                            100 Drawings From Now, The Drawing Center, New York, NY  

                            Fragmented Bodies, albertz benda, New York, NY  

                           ALIVE-N-WELL, The Armory Show, New York, NY 


2019                 The Pencil is a Key, The Drawing Center, New York, NY 

                            Timothy Curtis: Things to Remember, albertz benda,

                                        New YorkNY 


2018                 Beyond the Streets, curated by Roger Gastman, Beyond the

                                        Streets LA, Los Angeles, CA 


2017                  Laugh Now, Laugh Later: Paintings Drawings (solo show),

                                        curated by Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki Hidari

                                        Zingaro and Bar Zingaro, Tokyo, JP 


2015                   Stephen Powers: Coney Island is Still a Dreamland 

                                            (To Seagull)curated by Sharon Matt Atkins, 

                                            Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY