Tariku Shiferaw is a New York–based artist who explores “mark-making” through painting and installation art in order to address the physical and metaphysical spaces of painting and societal structures. He was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in New York. Shiferaw’s current exhibitions include Men of Change with the Smithsonian Institution Trav- eling Exhibition and most recently What’s Love Got to Do With It? at the Drawing Center (2019). Other exhibitions include the 2017 Whitney Biennial as part of Occupy Museum’s Debtfair project; A Poet*hical Wager at the Museum of Contemporary
Art Cleveland; Erase Me at the Addis Fine Art project space in London; and This Ain’t Safe at Cathouse Proper in Brooklyn (2018). Shiferaw has participated in the Independent Study Studio Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2018–2019). He is a current participant of Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York (2018–2020) and an artist in residence at the LES Studio Program in New York City (2019–2020).