Tahnee Lonsdale British, b. 1982

b. United Kingdom, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Working between the figurative and the abstract, Tahnee Lonsdale produces paintings that are intimate, agonised, tender and formidable. Developed through an intuitive process of drawing in response to particular emotional states, her canvases are populated by distinctively feminine forms whose swooping, structural physicality is an assertion of both power and vulnerability. Recent paintings feature illustrate the artist’s engagement with spiritual practices, the metaphysical or mysticism, and the insights they have revealed to her. Additionally, narrative is driven by characters and their interactions, whilst formal composition and framing equally build drama. Tahnee Lonsdale’s fantastical narrative tableaux, from the quotidian to the cosmic, are privy to compositions that convey intimate and passionate extremes while their elements evolve, reflecting the flux of a mental state faced with our changing world.
Across Lonsdale’s practice, emotional experience is rendered as both private moment and public rite: a process in which interior life is turned outward and the individual self is split into multiple bodies entwined with or superimposed upon one another. Layering colour within restricted palettes, establishing depth through blocks and textures rather than gradations of tone, Lonsdale modulates acute autobiographical introspection into moments of collective affinity. A graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art in London, Lonsdale has exhibited in solo shows in London, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles, where she is currently based. 
Recent solo exhibitions include Our Humans, Fabian Lang, Zurich, Switzerland (2022), True Romance, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US (2022) Under The Shell at Cob Gallery, London (2021); Now You See Me, Mine Project, Hong Kong (2021). Previous solo exhibitions include: Something Other Than This, De Buck Gallery, New York, US (2020); flowers & knots, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA, US, (2020); Tender Loin, Dellasposa, London, UK, (2019); tear here, 0.0 LA, Los Angeles, US (2019); Furnished with Roberta Moore, Herrick Gallery, London, UK (2017). 
Group exhibitions include Observation, Perottin, Dubai (2022); Don't Fuck With Our Human, Fabian Lang, Zurich, Switzerland (2022); 12 Artists, Harpers, New York, 2020; No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, London, UK (2020); A Show Of Hands, September Gallery, New York, US (2020); Foam Corp, Los Angeles, US (2020); Star Goddess Island, Wonzimer, Los Angeles, CA, US (2020); LA: Night and Day, The Lodge and Cura, LA (2020); Run Straight Through, Torrance Art Museum (2019); Rainy-day Canape, LM Gallery, Rome, Italy (2019); Oneiric Landscapes, 5 Car Garage, Los Angeles, US, (2019); LA Women, Saatchi Art, LA (2017). 
Art fair presentations include Cob Gallery, The Armory Show, New York (forthcoming); Night Gallery, Frieze London, UK (2022); Cob Gallery, Tomo Campbell + Tahnee Lonsdale, UNTITLED Art, Miami Beach, US (2021); De Buck Gallery, UNTITLED Art, Miami Beach, 2021; Night Gallery, Frieze LA, US (2021); Night Gallery, NADA, Miami Beach (2021); De Buck, UNTITLED Art, Miami Beach, US (2020); Monti 8, Art Verona, Italy (2019); Zona Maco, De Buck Gallery, Mexico (2017).
2003-2007 Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts, London, UK

2024 Massimo de Carlo, Paris, France 

 2022  Our Humans, Fabian Lang, Zurich, Switzerland 
2022  True Romance, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2021  Under The Shell, Cob Gallery, London, UK
2021 Now You See Me, Mine Project, Hong Kong
2020 Something Other Than This, De Buck Gallery, New York, US
2020 flowers & knots, pt.2 gallery, oakland, CA, US
2019 Tender Loin, Dellasposa, London, UK
2019 Tear Here, 00.la, Los Angeles, US
2017  Furnished, Roberta Moore, London, UK
2016  Pipe Dreams and Rabbit Holes, De Buck Gallery, New York, US 
2014  Your Epoche with roberta moore contemporary. Imitate Modern, London
2013  Waiting For Entry in That Holy Place, with Roberta Moore Contemporary Gallery, Redchurch Street, London, UK
2011 Impressions of a Wind Up Bird, The Hempel, London, UK
2023 x PINK 101, X Museum, Bejing, China
2022 Observation, Perrotin, Dubai 
2022 Don't Fuck With Our Human, Fabian Lang, Zurich, Switzerland
2022 You Me Me You, Nicodim, LA, USA
2021 Westbund Fair, Mine Project, Shanghai, China
2021 Secret Garden, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2020 No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, London, UK
2020 LA: Night and Day, The Lodge And Cura, Los Angeles, US
2019 Run Straight Through, Torrance Art Museum
2019 Rainy Day Canape, LM Gallery, Rome, Italy
2019 Oneiric Landscapes, 5 car garage, Los Angeles, US
2017 10x10 - Young-space curated by Kate Mothes
2017 LA Women, Saatchi art, Los Angeles, US
2017 Settling The Ghost, Standard Projects / Young-space curated by Kate Mothes
2017 Summer Show, De Buck Gallery, New York, US
2017 The Amorist, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2016 Fresh Faces, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, US  
2015 Inferno, Rook and Raven, London, UK
2015 Wanderlust, Lacey Contemporary, London, UK
2014 National Open Art, Somerset House, London, UK
2014 Continental Shift, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 ArtHAUS: The Execution Room, DegreeArt Gallery, London, UK
2023 Art Basel Miami Beach, Massimo de Carlo, Miami, USA
2023 Frieze London with Night Gallery, London, UK
2023 The Armory Show with Cob Gallery, New York, USA
2023 SP Arte with Night Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2023 Felix Art Fair with Fabian Lang, LA, USA
2022 CAN with Cob Gallery, Ibiza, Spain
2021 Untitled Miami with Cob Gallery and De Buck Gallery, Miami USA
2021 Dallas Art Fair with Night Gallery, Dallas, USA
2021 Westbund Fair with Mine Project, Shanghai, China
2021 Frieze with Night Gallery, LA, USA
2020 NADA with Night Gallery, Miami, USA
2020 Untitled Miami with De Buck Gallery, Miami, USA
2018 Zona Maco with De Buck Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico