"I was remembering the energy and excitement of growing up in public pools in Philadelphia – I wanted to bring that spirit and those memories into the mural."
Timothy Curtis [b. 1982] is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia, who lives and works in New York City. Since establishing a focused studio practice in 2015, Curtis realized his first solo exhibition in November 2017 at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo, Japan, curated by Takashi Murakami. 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 ( November 2015-2016). Curtis had his first solo show in New York with Albertz- Benda Gallery and was featured in the group exhibition The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, organized by the Curatorial Team 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 Timothy Curtis: Temporary Decisions at A3, Berlin ( October 2020), 100 drawings from now at The Drawing Center, New York (November 2020-2021). Curtis is set to present a new solo exhibition with Albertz Benda in the fall of 2021 as well as City as Studio by K11 Art Foundation Hong Kong spring of 2022, curated by Jeffrey Deitch.timothycurtis.com