Tayo Heuser

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Altair, 2013 Inks On Burnished Paper 83.25" X 40.25" © Karen Phillippi
Mintaka, 2013 Inks On Burnished Paper 80" X 39" © Karen Phillippi
Nomad, 2013 Inks On Burnished Paper 56"X41" © Karen Phillippi
Fingerprint, 2011 Hand Burnished Paper And Inks 53.5 Inches X 25.5 Inches
Linga Sharira, 2012 Inks On Burnished Paper 72" X 34" © karen phillippi
Astrolabe, 2012 Inks On Burnished Paper 70.50" X 37.50" © Scott Laptham
Reception, 2011 Inks On Burnished Paper 70.25" X 37.25" © Scott Laptham
Equinoctial Point, 2012 Inks On Burnished Paper 82" X 37.5" © Karen Phillippi
Circuits, 2012 Inks On Burnished Paper 74" X 24" © Scott Laptham
Candy for Rothko, 2009 Abaca And Linen Paper, Inks, Mounted To Vivak 60 X 40 X 9 Inches © karen phillippi
installation shot, phillips collection, 2010 © phillips collection
oscillation, 2010 Abaca Paper, Inks, Mounted To Vivak 23 X 16 X 9 Inches © tayo heuser
Dorji, 2015 Inks On Hand Burnished Paper 83" X 43" © Karen Phillippi
Quick Facts
Representing galleries
margarete roeder (NYC) , Cade Tompkins (Providence, RI ), Cynthia Reeves ( NYC)
geometric, circles, watercolor, gouache, line, meditative, ink, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, modern
Tayo Heuser


MFA Vermont College, Montpelier, Vt. 1998

Post-Graduate study, Rhode Island School of Design                      

BFA  Rhode Island School of Design


Selected Solo exhibitions

2014    "Paper and Flying Objects"  Roger Williams University, Bristol RI 

2011      “Tayo Heuser: Selected Works” Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

2009-2010   “Pulse”  The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

2009    The Big Blue, Exhibitions Gallery, School of Architecture, Art and Historical Preservation, Roger Williams University, Bristol R.I.

2008       Tayo Heuser, Reeves Contemporary, NYC, N.Y.

2008       Circle and Line, CCOA Project Room, Brussels, Belgium

2008      Tayo Heuser, Sealed Confessions, H29, Brussels, Belgium

2002       Works on Paper, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1998       Tayo Heuser Sculpture, Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT

1997       Tayo Heuser Sculpture, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI (2 person)


Selected group shows


INTERSECTIONS@5   Phillips Collection, Washington DC

HiFire  Chazan Gallery Providence RI


Annual Benefit Dieu Donné Papermill, NYC

The Lost Museum ,contributed to this exhibition by Mark Dion at Brown University



Dieu Donné Annual Benefit, Dieu Donné gallery, NYC     

Tayo Heuser, A Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

ArtMRKT Hamptons, Cade Tompkins Projects

Rhode Island Contemporary:Selection from the Art Collection of Joseph A. Chazan         University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Networks 2011-2012, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI * catalogue

Natural Elements, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY

Drawing Matters, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI

Wheeler School Benefit, Providence, RI

Networks Premier 2011-2012, Rhode Island School of Design Museum


Chateau de Fernelmont Contemporary Art, Fernelmont, Belgium        

Recollections/Reconnections Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI     

Works on Paper, Cynthia Reeves-NewEngland, Hanover, New Hampshire

Eye to Eye, Phillips Collection, Washington DC

Hunters and Gatherers, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI

Habitat for Humanity Benefit, Wooly Mammouth Theatre, Washington DC


Editions/Artist Book Fair, Cade Tompkins Editions, NY,NY

Chateau de Fernelmont Contemporary Art, Fernelmont, Belgium

Dieu Donné Benefit, Dieu Donné Gallery, NY, NY    

Three, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI                 

Select WPA 2011, curated by Vesela Sretenovic, Washington DC

Extravagant Drawing, Dorsky Gallery curated by Judith Tolnick, Long Island City, N.Y.

Printed in Providence, Cade Tompkins Editions Projects, Providence, Rhode Island


Dieu Donné Benefit, Dieu Donné Gallery,NY, NY

Chateau de Fernelmont Contemporary Art, Fernelmont, Belgium  

Editions/Artists Book Fair, Cade Tompkins Editions, NY, NY     

Fernelmont Contemporary Art, Chateau de Fernelmont, Fernelmont, Belgium

Next 2010: Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art , Cade Tompkins Editions, Chicago Illinois

Baltimore Print Fair, Cade Tompkins Editioons, Baltimore Museum of Art

Monumental, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI


Pink is the New Black, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI


Art from the HeART, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, N.Carolina

Tayo Heuser, Disnarda Pinelli, Reeves Contemporary, New York, N.Y.

La vie en rond, H29, Brussels, Belgium


Trace Elements, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Drawing Matters, Chazan Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

NE NOW, Paper New England, Harford, Connecticut


Webs. Loops and Skeins, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island


Minimalism now, Mayer Gallery, Elvehejem Museum of Art, U. of Wisconsin, Madison,WI 


Abstration, Pure and Impure, Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island

Paintings and Drawings 1, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York City


Microwave 4,  Cristinerose/Josee Bienvenue Gallery , New York City  

Wall Projects,  Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York City

Summer Group Show, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston MA

Obessive Patterns ,  Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI


Making a Mark: Artists from the Boston Drawing Project, Danforth Museum

      Framingham, MA

Multiples,  Roger  Williams University Gallery, Bristol, Rhode Island

Compulsion,Court HouseCenter for the Arts,West Kingston, Rhode Island


By Hand: Precision, and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing , University

          Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, Ca.  (catalogue)

Boston Drawing Project Inaugural Exhibition, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston

Art Faculty Exhibition 3, Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island


Art on Paper Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Pole Art Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, Ma.  (catalogue)

 Selected Collections Public and Corporate

Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Prov. RI

Werner Kramarsky Collection, New York, NY

Joseph Cunningham Collection, New York City

Lerner Corporation, Washington D.C.

Progressive Insurance

Fidelity Investments

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Taiyo, Inc. New York City

Sanyo Corporation, New York City

The Hunt Collection, Pittsburg, Pa. 

Duke Energy, North Carolina

Cooley LLP, Washington DC

Selected Bibliography

Bill Van Siclen, Drawing's Past and Present at Chazan Gallery, Providence Journal 2012

Jean-Marie Wynants, Fernelmont Contemporary Art Visite du Soir, Le Soire Magazine 2012

Claude Lorent, Le Contemporain Version Patrimoniale, La Libre Magazine, Belgium 2012

Judith Tolnick, “Extravagant Drawing”, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY Exhibition catalogue, 2011

Renée Doucette “ Hidden Gem”, East Side Monthly, Providence, RI, 2011

Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, “Fascinating Rhythm :Tayo Heuser’s Pulse at the Phillips Collection”, Art History, Dec 2010

Amy Cavanaugh “Best of 2010, Washington DC” Express Magazine, Washington DC March 2010

Amy Cavanaugh "Conversation Piece: Intersections",Express Magazine, Washington DC December 31, 2009

A Different Circle,  exhibition catalogue, with forward by Jan Howard, curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Rhode Island School of Museum, 2007 

Beth Neville, RISD Museum/Web,Loop,Skein, Art New England, June/July 2006

Bill Rodriguez, Variations and themes, The Providence Phoenix, March 14, 2006

Kevin Lynch, ‘Minimal Art Now” opens at Elvehjem, February, 2005

Boston Globe, Weekend Arts and Performance, “ Four Artists’ painstaking  proccesses also fit the pattern” Cate McQuaid ,April 23, 2004

NY ARTS, BERLINER KUNST , International Edition “Two Poems by Jamie Dalglish on the work of Tayo Heuser and Helmut Federle”, November-December 2003 Vol.8, pg.98

The New Yorker,  “ Goings on About Town, October 13th, 2003

Phoenix, Arts “ Rhode Island’s Most Influential: Visual Arts”, October 10, 2003

Phoenix, Arts, Bill Rodriguez, “Lines of Lines”, June 27, 2003

Providence Journal, Bill Van Siclen, “ Playing Around with Patterns”, June 19, 2003

Art New England,  John Pantalone,  Newport Art Museum/ Newport, “ Tayo Heuser: Works on Paper”,

Volume 23/ Issue 5, August/ September 2002

Boston Globe, Cate Mc Quaid, Art Review, “ Nervous Energy” , August, 30th, 2002

Boston Herald, Mary Sherman, Visual Arts, Arts and Culture, “Toale Gallery exhibit draws on Trends”, Sunday December 9, 2001

Los Angeles Times, Holly Myers, Art Review, “By Hand, Embraces Inconvenience”, September    19, 2001

Los Angeles Times, Scarlett Cheng, “Look Ma, No Computers” Sunday August 26, 2001

University Art Museum exhibition catalogue 2001, By Hand :Pattern, Precision and Repition in Contemporary Drawing *, California State University, Long Beach

Weatherspoon Art Gallery exhibition catalogue,  Art on Paper 2000* University of North Carolina , Greensboro

Providence Journal, Bill Van Siclen, “Art Wrap Up”, Providence, R.I., January,1997

Eastside Monthly, “ Two RISD Grads at Wheeler”, Providence, R.I., January 1997

Journal Inquirer, Steve Starger, review of “ New England Carvers, Willimantic, Ct. April                1995

The Chronicle, Terese Karmel, review of “New England Carvers”, Willimantic, Ct. April 1995

New Haven Advocate, Karen Kassap, review of “Woman in the Arts”, March 1993

Rhode Island Monthly, Sally Wells, “Profile” June 1993

Washington Post, Hank Burchard, review of “Sculpture Now”, December 1996

Washington Post, Michael Welzenbach, review of “Sculpture Now”, December 1992

Art in New England, Beth Gersh-Nesic, review of “Women’s Work”. March1992

Washington Post, Janet Wilson, review of “Figures in Motion”, November1991

Providence Journal, Bill Van Siclen, review of “Towards 2000”, August 1991



2012      BAU Institute, Otranto Italy

2011      Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

2010      Louis Comfort Tiffany Award nominee

2009      Professional Development grant Roger Williams University, R.I.

      Travel to Japan to study papermaking

2002      Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Project grant recipient

Curatorials and Lectures

2011      Panel Discussion Dorsky Gallery, “Drawing: More than a Verb”, Long Island City, NY

2010      Phillips Collection, Washington DC, artist talk

2009      Phillips Collection, Washington DC, guest lecturer

2008-2009   Visiting artist, Roger Williams University, guest lecturer

2006      Rhode Island School of Design Museum,  artist talk

2005      Cooper Union, NYC, visiting critic

2004      University of Rhode Island, guest lecturer

2003      Chester College, New Hampshire, guest lecturer






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