2007-2010: Apprenticeship with Aboriginal Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Vancouver, British Columbia

2007: Attended Emily Carr Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Vancouver, British Columbia


2014: Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2011: Canada Council Travel Grants to Professional Artists
2010: Scion Artist Session Grant
2005: FACTOR Independent Sound Recording Grant
2005: FACTOR Showcase Grant
2003: CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award
2003:FACTOR Emerging Artist Sound Recording Grant
2003: FACTOR Marketing Grant for Sound Recording

(*Solo Exhibits)

2018: SITElines Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico (curated by Ruba Katrib Candice Hopkins and José Luis Blondet)
2017: Triggered, New Museum, New York, United States (curated by Johanna Burton,Natalie Bell and Sara O’Keeffe.
2017: 1:54 African Art Fair, London, England (curated by Momo Gallery)
2017: Declaration, Contemporary Art (ICA), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (curated by Stephanie Smith)
2017: Tau Lewis & Curtis Santiago, Through the people we are looking at ourselves, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto
2017: *Curtis Santiago Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan College Art Galleries, Saskatoon (curated by Magdalyn Asimakis)
2017: *Exceeding Return, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017: Regarding the Figure, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York (curated by Eric Booker, Connie H. Choi, Hallie Ringle and Doris Zhao)
2017: Nada Art Fair Basel, Miami, Florida (curated by Rachel Uffner)
2017: Museum of Capitalism, Oakland ,California (curated by Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau)
2017: * TBA, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland (curated by Nicolas Etchenagucia)
2017: Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (Curated by Andrew Hunter)
2017 :Spots,Dots,Pips and Tiles,Pérez Art Museum,Miami(curated by Arden Sherman)
2016: Spots,Dots,Pips and Tiles, Hunter College East Gallery,New York (curated by Arden Sherman)
2016: Power to the People, Earth Plus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Daisuke Takeya)
2016: Truth and Power , Arch Enemy Art Gallery, Philadelphia,Pennsylvania (Curated by Jamila Hooker
2016:*Curtis Santiago Drawings and Sculptures, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
2016: The Mecca, JCT Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Curated by Ray McAuliffe)
2016: Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk, Brooklyn, New York (Curated by Essye Klempner)
2016: Built,World, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,Georgia (Curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg)
2016: *iAPM exhibition, Shanghai,China (Curated By Imagine Lab)
2016: *Spring Break Art Fair,New York,NY (curated by Ambre Kelly & Andrew Gori
2015: A Constellation, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem,NY (Curated by Amanda Hunt)
2015: Ghost Van Installation, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche Toronto
2015: *Dock Art Fair, Lyon , France
2015: A to Z ,Galerie White Project, Paris
2015: * History of Touch, Angell Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
2015: *Talwst Outside, Convenience Gallery
Toronto,Ontario ( Curated by Magdelyn Asimakis)
2015: Massive 11, Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario (Juried ) * Acting as Artistic Director & featured artist
2015: *Nubians , Drake Hotel,
Toronto,Ontario ( Grant provided by TD Bank Then And Now Artist Project)
2015: *Minimized Histories: Marginalization and unrest in Talwst infinity series , Art Gallery of Mississauga, ( Curated by Stuart Keeler & Kendra Ainsworth )
2014: Lanmo,Toronto International Art Fair
(Performance Piece commissioned by The Art Gallery of Ontario)
2014: Artifacts/Landscapes, OCAD Student Gallery
Toronto, Ontario ( Curated by Rajni Perera)
2014: Control, Hunt Club Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
2014: To Store and Organize Materials, Gag Bit Vinyl
Brooklyn, New York (Juried)
2014: Massive 10, Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Ontario (Juried)
2013: Little Salon, Walnut Contemporary
Toronto, Ontario (Invitational)
2013: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, RUSH Arts
New York, New York (Juried)
2013: Annual Manifesto Festival Art Exhibition
Toronto, Ontario (Invitational)
2013: Mama Birding, Communications Art Gallery
Toronto, Ontario (Invitational)
2013: Mama Birding, Loom Gallery
Brooklyn, New York (Invitational)
2012:*Death of Swag, Fuse Gallery
New York, New York
2011: Good to See You, Drake Hotel
Toronto, Ontario (Invitational)
2011: 7 Senses, 7 For All Man Kind
Toronto, Ontario (Invitational)

2011: The Cheaper Show no.10
Vancouver, British Columbia (Juried)
2011: * Artrageous 3, Partners in Art and the AGO
Toronto Ontario
2011: Winter Interlude, Angell Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
2010: Live Painting Performance
Vancouver Art Gallery
2010: * Swagged Out, Chuck Akudu Gallery
Toronto, Ontario
2010: * The Works Art & Design Festival
Edmonton, Alberta (juried)
2010: The Cheaper Show no.9
Vancouver, British Columbia (Juried)
2010: Vancouver Olympic Art galleries
Vancouver, British Columbia, Curator: Rachel Zottenberg
2009: * Troubadour, The Drake General Store
Toronto, Ontario
2009: The Cheaper Show no.8
Vancouver, British Columbia (Juried)
2009: Cape Town Shake Down, Studio Gallery
Toronto, Ontario (Juried)
2008: * Paintings by Curtis Santiago, Grace Gallery
Vancouver, British Columbia

2017: Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2017: Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, California
2017: Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa
2016: Pioneer Works, Red Hook, New York
2015: Roots And Branches, Art Gallery of Mississauga & Ontario Trillium Foundation
Education programme with Peel District School Board
2014: Roots And Branches, Art Gallery of Mississauga & Ontario Trillium Foundation
Education programme with Peel District School Board


2015: Jeff Hamamda, “Ring box Dioramas by Talwst”, Vancouver, Canada
2012: Aaron Berger, "Swagged Out", Los Angeles, California
2012: Lauren Festa, "Death of swag"
Opening Reception at Fuse Gallery New York City,,
New York, New York
2012: Cedar Pasori, TALWST's "Death of Swag"
Exhibit Opening at NYC's Fuse Gallery,, New York, New York
2012: Saskia Channel, TALWST, Georgia, United States
2012: Zoe Pawlak, I Am Jealous of Talwst
2011: Natalie Ast, 7 Artists 7 Senses 7 for all mankind, Women's Post
Toronto, Ontario
2011: Andrew Wallace, A Restless Creator Finds Inspiration in Street Art, Metro
Toronto, Ontario
2011: Papillion Institute of Art, Arte: Curtis Santiago, Los Angeles, California

2010: Featured Visual Artist, Curtis Santiago, Skewed09, Vancouver, British Columbia
2010: Lexa Naicu, interview, Getting to Know Curtis Santiago in Almost 21 Questions, Vancouver, British Columbia
2009: Steve Shon, In Music: Curtis Santiago
2004: Martin Turenne, Curtis Santiago, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003: Tim Lee, An Essay on Curtis Santiago, Cahier D'activite (No.2 Winter Issue)
Vancouver, British Columbia


2015: The New Yorker Online review of A Constellations group exhibition
2015- i-D magazine Online feature
2015 : Art Online review of History of Touches exhibition
2015: Toronto Star print & online feature
2015: CBC The Exhbitionist feature Online & Television, Canada
2015: Toronto Star print & online feature
2015: V Magazine Print feature, New York
2015: Hi Fructose online feature
2015: Toronto Star print & online features
2015: Bored Panda online feature
2015: Beautiful Decay online feature
2015: The Globe and Mail Online video Arts Feature, Toronto, Ontario
2015: The Guardian Observer Mar 8, Talwst Arts Feature, United Kingdom
2012: Lab Magazine Issue 6, Talwst, Los Angeles, California
2010: Spot Check, Redbull TV, Germany
2009: Have Mercy (Mixtape)
2008: Art and Sole, Fashion TV InStyle, Toronto, Ontario
2006: TKO (2nd Solo Album)
2003: Portrait of an Artist (1st Solo Album) 

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