Tavares Strachan (b. 1979) lives and works in New York, NY. Strachan received an Associate of Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1999 from College of the Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas; he studied Liberal Arts in 2002 at Brown University, Providence, RI; received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2003 from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; and received a Masters of Fine Art degree in 2006 from Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Strachan is the recipient of the 2018 Frontier Art Prize; the 2018 Allen Institute Inaugural Artist in Residence; the 2014 LACMA Art + Technology Lab Artist Grant; 2008 Tiffany Foundation Grant; the 2007 Grand Arts Residency Fellowship; the 2006 Alice B. Kimball Fellowship; the 2003 Distinguished Student Award, RISD; became a 2000 Roots Junkanoo Group, Member; the 2000 Queen Elizabeth Arts/Poetry Award; the 1998 Governor’s Award, The Governor General of the Bahamas; and the 1996 National Seal of the Bahamas, Stamp Design Award.
Strachan has had domestic and international exhibitions at Albury Sayle Primary School, Nassu, The Bahamas; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Bahamas Pavilion, the 58th and 55th Venice Biennales, Venice, Italy; Biennale De Lyon, Lyon, France; Central Bank Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Fergus McCaffrey, St. Barthélemy, Caribbean; Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MOO; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Pierogi 2000, Leipzig, Germany; Pro Gallery, Nassau, The Bahamas; Prospect 3. Biennale, New Orleans, LA;Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY; Rossi & Rossi, London, England; The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA; and Undisclosed Exhibition, New York, NY.