Tariku Shiferaw is a New-York-based artist who explores “mark-making” through painting, sculpture, installation, and sound in order to address the physical and metaphysical spaces of painting and societal structures. He was raised in Los Angeles, CA, where he completed his undergraduate degree in art and, in 2015, his M.F.A at Parsons The New School. Shiferaw’s recent exhibitions include Men of Change with the Smithsonian Institution and What’s Love Got to Do With It at the Drawing Center in 2019. Other exhibitions include the 2017 Whitney Biennialas part of Occupy Museum’s Debtfairproject; A Poet*hical Wagerat the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Erase Me, at Addis Fine Art - London project space; and This Ain’t Safe,at Cathouse Proper in Brooklyn, NY (2018).
Shiferaw has participated in the Independent Study Studio Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2019). He is a current participant of Open Sessions at The Drawing Center, NY (2018 - 2020) and an artist in residence at the LES Studio Program in New York City. His work has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, and Art in America magazine among other publications.