Trish Tillman was born in Chicago and lives and works in New York. Her minimal works distill references to interiors, gaudy places of entertainment, faux-luxury, cheap accessories, and sex or the body. Warm and cold materials are juxtaposed, as manufactured or hand-wrought metal fuses with upholstered shapes in vinyl or textile, decorated with uncanny elements such as hair, studs, rope, or zippers, suggestive of unsettling talismans. Her group exhibitions include Fireside Projects, NY, Present Company, NY; Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY; Regina Rex, NY; Emerson Dorsch, FL; and Elephant Art Space, CA, among others. Solo exhibitions include Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, and the Arlington Arts Center, VA. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant, and a 2015 Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL.
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