Tau Lewis in front of her work at The Hepworth Wakefield for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Photography: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Tau Lewis

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tau Lewis is a self-taught artist who uses hand sewing, carving and assemblage to build portraits. Her work is rooted in healing personal, collective and historical traumas through making.

By stitching together found objects and materials from different cultures and places, often embedding personal belongings, Lewis explores the black diasporic experience and contemplates the erasure of histories.

For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Tau Lewis presented her first exhibition outside North America at The Hepworth Wakefield. A newly commissioned body of work was on display featuring a large-scale collaged textile hanging, figurative forms composed of found objects and soft figurative forms with hand-carved plaster faces and feet.

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Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include: Frieze New York, Atlanta Contemporary, Jeffrey Stark, NY, Shoot the Lobster, NY, Night Gallery, LA. Recent and forthcoming group exhibitions include: MoMa PS1, New York, Chapter Gallery, New York, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, New Museum, New York.

Born 1993, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

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This award-winning art gallery is set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder.

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