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(b. 1986 lives in Chicago)



2012     MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010     Post-Baccalaureate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008     BA, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA



2018     Anthology 2014-2016, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

2017     Plunder, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

               Howling, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Jot, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

               When I Felt Like I Could Sing That, Then I Felt Like I Was In, Massimo de Carlo, London, UK

2016     Alms, Comity and Plunder, Marino Marini Museum, Florence, Italy

2015     Pall, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Tony Lewis: free movement power nomenclature pressure weight, MOCA, Cleveland, OH

               Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

2014     I Believe History Is a Force, Massimo de Carlo, London, UK 

2013     Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN

2012     Nine Drawings for Charles, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011     Autumn Space Presents: Tony Lewis, Autumn Space Gallery, Chicago, IL



2018     Untitled (Monochrome), 1957-2017, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York, NY

               This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

2017     Speech/Acts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

               Color People, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY

               The Gap Between the Fridge and the Cooker, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK

2016     Chicago Invites Chicago, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

               The Revolution Will Not Be Gray, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

               Chicago & Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Karl Haendel and Tony Lewis, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2015     SAIC Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Scott and Tyson Reeder, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

               Synecdoche, Jessica  Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

               The Works: Artists in and from Chicago, CAB, curated by Dieter Roelstraete and Abigail

               Winograd, Brussels, Belgium

               Sharon Hayes, Tony Lewis, Adam Pendleton, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2014     2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

     Tony Lewis / Nate Young, Room East, New York, NY

     Black Eye, curated by Nicola Vassell, New York, NY

     NEXT, The Arsenal, Montreal, Canada

     Retreat, organized by Theaster Gates, presented by Black Artist Retreat, Valerie Carberry Gallery and

     Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013     Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

     LUMP Projects, Raleigh, NC

     Edge, Order, Rupture: Geometric Abstraction, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

     ... BUT THE CLOUDS ..., Room East, New York, NY

     Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012     Parade Ground, New York, NY

     News from Chicago and New York City, Fiebach, Minninger, Cologne, Germany

     People of Color, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

     Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

     SAIC MFA Painting, curated by Philip Vanderhyden, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

     And Then She’s Like / And He Goes, A+D Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago, IL 

     Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL 

     SAIC Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

     Assemble, Carousel Space Projects, Chicago, IL

     Kindred Visions, Blanc Gallery, Chicago, IL

     2nd Floor Rear: 24-Hour Festival, It’saPony Projects, Chicago, IL

2011     Dialogical Self, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

     Roger's Grocery, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

     Umlaut, Dank Haus, German American Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

     Autumn Space Presents: Instructions Sets, Autumn Space Gallery, Chicago, IL

     Love, Sex, And Violence, The Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL

2010     SAIC Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

     Midnight Snacks: Chicago, 1366 Space, Chicago, IL



2018     Gould, Jocelyn. “Tony Lewis recounts his evolution as an artist and his exploration of creating drawings.” The

     Justice, Apr. 24, 2018.

     Touret, Tarina. “Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry.” The Hoya, Apr. 5, 2018.

     “Constructing Drawings With Chicago-Based Artist Tony Lewis.” Bowdoin, Mar. 27, 2018.

     Catlin, Roger. “This Artist Deconstructed His Love and Fascination for Calvin and Hobbes.” Smithsonian Magazine,

     Mar. 14, 2018.

2017     “With ‘Plunder,’ Tony Lewis deconstructs racial language, history.” The Bay State Banner, Dec. 15, 2017.

     Halio, Grace. “Tony Lewis Selected for Rose Art Museum Artist-in-Residence Award.” Artnews, Oct. 4, 2017.

2016     Fort, Patrick. “Tony Lewis creates and destroys in new AAM show.” Aspen Public Radio, July 7, 2016.

     Mizota, Sharon. “At LAXArt, boundary-blurring drawing as a form of sculpture.” Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2016.

2015     Fabricius, Jacob. “Tony Lewis: Pall.” Mousse, No. 49, June 2015.

     “Tony Lewis’s Epigrammatic Abstractions.” Inside \ Within, Jan. 2015.

     Nelson, Solveig. “Tony Lewis.” Artforum, Nov. 2015.

     Cristello, Stephanie. “Tony Lewis Pall.” ArtReview, Oct. 2015

     Yood, James. “Tony Lewis: ‘Pall’ at Shane Campbell Gallery.” art ltd., Sept. 2015.

     Usmani, Josh. “Tony Lewis to Discuss 'Action and Language' in Art at MOCA Exhibition Talk.” Clevescene, June 3,


     “Chicago.” Kaleidoscope, Winter 2015: pp. 168-181.

2014     Loos, Ted. “A Biennial in the Making.” Sotheby’s Magazine, February 2014.

     Young, Paul David. “Texting at the Whitney Biennial.” Hyperallergic, March 15, 2014.

     “Whitney Biennial 2014.” Musemagazine.Blog, March 10, 2014.

     Blake, Kevin. "Drawing Lines of Communication: A Conversation with Tony Lewis." Bad at Sports, April 2, 2014. 

     Duray, Dan, Andrew Russeth, Zoe Lescaze, and M.H. Miller. “12 Things to Do in New York’s Art          World Before

     May 11.” Gallerist NY, May 5, 2014.

     Foumberg, Jason. "Eye Exam: Chicago Art News." Newcity, May 23, 2014.

     Pechman, Ali. "Walls and Words." Artforum, May 2014.

     Samuels Gibbs, Adrienne. "The 312: Theaster Gates Curates a 'Retreat' Exhibition for Black Artists." Chicago Sun-    

     Times, September 4, 2014. 

2013     Farago, Jason, “... but the clouds ...”,, February 2013

     “Nine Drawings for Charles.” Black Visual Archive, No. 24, April 2013.

     Nance, Kevin. “Chicago’s Young Artists: What does the future hold?” Chicago Gallery News, May - August 2013.    

     Schouweiler, Susannah. “Tony Lewis’ exhibition leaves its mark at the Bindery Projects.” Knight Arts, January 13,


     Judd, Jason. “Tony Lewis.” Make Space, April 15, 2013.

     Niendorf, Emmaline. “Simply Magnificent: Top Art Exhibitions for January 2013.” Simply Magnificent, January 10,

     Foumberg, Jason. "There are 17 Chicago Artists in the 2014 Whitney Biennial." Chicago Magazine, November


     Goldstein, Andrew M. "10 Things the 2014 Whitney Biennial List Tells Us." Artspace, November 16, 2013. 

2012     Corbett, John, Thoughts on Structuring Absence in Text-Sound-Image, “And Then She’s Like / And He Goes”  

               exhibition catalogue essay, August 2012

     Bey, Dawoud and Caroline Picard, “Gound Floor” exhibition catalogue, August 2012



2012     Archibald Motley Jr. Award

     SAIC Graduate Fellowship

2011     Rosaline Cohn Scholarship

2009     School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant

     School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scholarship