Curriculum Vitae

CurrentBoard Member on the Board of Directors for The Drawing Center In New York.

Works Available Through: Rachel Uffner, New York, CULT Aimee Frieberg, San Francisco, Cooper Cole Gallery,Toronto and Martina Simeti, Milan.


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

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


2020: Canada Council for the Arts Digital Grant

2019: Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Concept to Realization

2018: Canada Council for the Arts Explore and Create Concept to Realization

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


2022: Woodbine Expansion, Toronto,ON - Permanent Public Art Commission (in fabrication)

2021: THE GATE, Public Art Installation, Hamburg,Germany (curated by Ellen Blumenstein as part of IMAGINE THE CITY) – June toSeptember

2019: J'Ouvert Temple, Public Art installation for TorontoBiennial, Toronto, ON


2024: ATC Gallery, Tenerife, CanaryIslands (TBD)

2023: Orange County Museum of Art(OCMA), Costa Mesa, CA (November)

2023: Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto,ON (April)

2023: Nir Altman, Munich (Feb - April)

2023: Capsule Gallery Shanghai(curated by Capsule Gallery and Megan Connolly) (January)

2021: Care Package, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - commissioned edition project

2021: 1000 Scores, Goethe-Institut and artistic partners in Berlin

2021: Everyday Secrets, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy (Curatedby Mosie Romney) – Jul 21 to Sep 25, 21

2021: Martina Simeti, Milan, Italy

2021: PLATFORM OnlineExhibition hosted by David Zwirner – May edition

2020: Liming, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2020: Infinity Series, The Rooms, St. Johns, NF

2020: Can't I Alter, The DrawingCenter, New York, NY

2020: an erratum, Rachel UffnerGallery, New York, NY

2018: By Sea, Rachel UffnerGallery, New York, NY

2017: Curtis Santiago Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan College Art Galleries, Saskatoon, SK (curated by Magdalyn Asimakis)

2017: Exceeding Return, Gallery Momo, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017: TBA, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland (curated by NicolasEtchenagucia)

2016: Curtis Santiago Drawings and Sculptures, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2016: iAPM exhibition, Shanghai,China (Curated By Imagine Lab)

2016: Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY (Curated by Ambre Kelly & AndrewGori)

2015: Dock Art Fair, Lyon, France 

2015: History of Touch, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015: Talwst Outside, Convenience Gallery, Toronto, ON (Curated by Magdelyn Asimakis)

2015: Nubians, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON (Grant provided by TD Bank Then And Now Artist Project)

2015: Minimized Histories: Marginalization and unrest in Talwst Infinity Series, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON (Curated by Stuart Keeler & Kendra Ainsworth )

2012: Death of Swag, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY 

2010: Swagged Out, Chuck Akudu Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2009: Troubadour, The Drake General Store, Toronto, ON

2008: Paintings by Curtis Santiago, Grace Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2022: Smaller Worlds, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (curated by Zsuzska Petró)

2022: Philip Martin Gallery, LosAngeles, Night Painting (Sep 24 to Oct 22)

2022: Digital Arts Resource Centre,Ottawa, ON (Sep to Oct)

2021: Everyday Secrets, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy (Curatedby Mosie Romney) – Jul 21 to Sep 25, 21

2022: GAVLAK Gallery, Los Angeles,These Are Some of My Favorite Things curated by Michael Sherman (June 11 toJuly 20)

2022: Dak’Art Biennale, Black RockArtist Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal (May 19 to Jun 21)

2022: Atlantic World Art Fair inpartnership with Artsy presented by Suzy Wong, Kingston, Jamaica (April 20 toMay 5)

2022: FOG Art & Design, CULT(Aimee Friberg Exhibitions), San Francisco (Jan 18 to 23)

2021: Jahresgaben - Kunstverein München e.V., Munich(Dec 1-5)

2021: FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair, Paris(Oct 21-24)

2021: Everyday Secrets, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy(Curated by Mosie Romney) – Jul 21 to Sep 25, 21

2021: Martina Simeti Gallery, Milano, Italy (July)

2021: PLATFORM Online Exhibition hosted by DavidZwirner – May edition

2019: J'Ouvert Temple, Toronto Biennial, Toronto, ON

2019: Infinity Series, Toronto Biennial, Toronto, ON

2018: SITElines Biennial, Santa Fe, NM (curated by Ruba Katrib Candice Hopkins and José Luis Blondet)

2017: Triggered, New Museum, New York, NY (curated by JohannaBurton,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, VA (curated by Stephanie Smith)

2017: Tau Lewis & Curtis Santiago, Through the people we are looking at ourselves, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017: Regarding the Figure, Studio Museum of Harlem, NY (curated by Eric Booker, Connie H. Choi, Hallie Ringle and Doris Zhao)

2017: Nada Art Fair Basel, Miami, FL (curated by Rachel Uffner)

2017: Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, CA (curated by Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau)

2017: Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (Curated by Andrew Hunter)

2017: Spots, Dots, Pips and Tiles, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL (Curated by Arden Sherman)

2016: Spots, Dots, Pips and Tiles, Hunter College East Gallery, New York, NY (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, PA (Curated by Jamila Hooker)

2016: The Mecca, JCT Gallery, Toronto, ON (Curated by Ray McAuliffe)

2016: Onion by the Ocean, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Essye Klempner)

2016: Built, World, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (Curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg)

2015: A Constellation, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY (Curated by Amanda Hunt)

2015: Ghost Van Installation, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON

2015: A to Z, Galerie White Project, Paris, France

2015: Massive 11, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (Juried ) * Acting as Artistic Director & Featured Artist

2014: Lanmo, Toronto International Art Fair (Performance Piece commissioned by The Art Gallery of Ontario)

2014: Artifacts/Landscapes, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto, ON (Curated by Rajni Perera)

2014: Control, Hunt Club Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2014: To Store and Organize Materials, Gag Bit Vinyl, Brooklyn, NY(Juried)

2014: Massive 10, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON (Juried)

2013: Little Salon, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, ON (Invitational)

2013: Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, RUSH Arts, New York, NY (Juried)

2013: Annual Manifesto Festival Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON (Invitational)

2013: Mama Birding, Communications Art Gallery, Toronto, ON (Invitational)

2013: Mama Birding, Loom Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Invitational)

2011: Good to See You, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON (Invitational)

2011: 7 Senses, 7 For All Man Kind, Toronto, ON (Invitational)

2011: The Cheaper Show no.10, Vancouver, BC (Juried) 

2011: Winter Interlude, Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2011: Artrageous 3, Partners in Art and the AGO, Toronto, ON

2010: Live Painting Performance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010: The Cheaper Show no.9, Vancouver, BC (Juried)

2010: Vancouver Olympic Art Galleries, Vancouver, BC, (Curated by Rachel Zottenberg)

2010: The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB (Juried)

2009: The Cheaper Show no.8, Vancouver, BC (Juried) 

2009: Cape Town Shake Down, Studio Gallery, Toronto, ON (Juried) 


2023: Fountainhead, Miami, Florida

2023: Banff Centre for Art and Creativity and Art - Educator

2022: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - AIR/Professor

2021: Black Rock Senegal

2019: Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

2018: Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal

2018: Long Road Projects, Jacksonville, FL

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


2022: Design Dispatch, SURFACE Mag, Dec 5

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2021: Valentina Di Liscia, “Artists Contribute to a Coloring BookBenefiting the Black Painters Academy, Hyperallergic, Feb

2021: “Smaller is beautiful: the tiny but triumphant comeback ofart miniatures”, The Financial Times, Feb

2021: Denise Balkissoon, “Alberta’s Curtis Talwst Santiago MakesTiny Art That Invokes Big Feelings”, Chatelaine, Jan

2020: Curtis Talwst Santiago: Liming – Oct

2020: Fish Griwkowsky “Curtis Talwst Santiago - Exhibition of miniature dioramas turns up the Caribbean party heat”, Galleries West, Nov

2020: Interviews “Curtis Talwst Santiago on Drawing Online and Building Exhibitions during a Pandemic”, Canadian Art, Oct

2020: RELATIONS, Diaspora and Painting, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC, Canada

2015: Jeff Hamamda, “Ring box Dioramas by Talwst”, Vancouver, BC

2012: Aaron Berger, "Swagged Out", Los Angeles, CA

2012: Lauren Festa, "Death of swag" 
Opening Reception at Fuse Gallery New York City,, New York, NY 

2012: Cedar Pasori, TALWST's "Death of Swag" 
Exhibit Opening at NYC's Fuse Gallery,, New York, NY

2012: Saskia Channel, TALWST, Georgia, USA

2012: Zoe Pawlak, I Am Jealous of Talwst

2011: Natalie Ast, 7 Artists 7 Senses 7 for all mankind, Women's Post - Toronto, ON

2011: Andrew Wallace, A Restless Creator Finds Inspiration in Street Art, Metro, Toronto, ON

2011: Papillion Institute of Art, Arte: Curtis Santiago, Los Angeles, CA

2010: Featured Visual Artist, Curtis Santiago, Skewed09, Vancouver, BC

2010: Lexa Naicu, interview, Getting to Know Curtis Santiago in Almost 21 Questions, Vancouver, BC

2009: Steve Shon, In Music: Curtis Santiago 

2004: Martin Turenne, Curtis Santiago, Vancouver, British Columbia


2020: Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can't I Alter, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2020: Galleries West, Exhibition of miniature dioramas turns up the Caribbean party heat

2020: Canadian Art, Interviews, Curtis Talwst Santiago on Drawing Online and Building Exhibitions During a Pandemic

2018: CBC In the Making, On Air & On Line Documentary featuring Curtis Talwst Santiago

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 Exhibitionist 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, ON

2015: The Guardian Observer Mar 8, Talwst Arts Feature, United Kingdom

2012: Lab Magazine Issue 6, Talwst, Los Angeles, CA

2010: Spot Check, Redbull TV, Germany

2009: Have Mercy (Mixtape)

2008: Art and Sole, Fashion TV InStyle, Toronto, ON 

2006: TKO (2nd Solo Album)

2003: Tim Lee, An Essay on Curtis Santiago, Cahier D'activite (No.2 WinterIssue) Vancouver, BC

2003: Portrait of an Artist (1st Solo Album)

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