Ezra Tessler (b. 1980, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in New York. He completed his MFA in painting from Bard College in 2016 and holds previous degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. His recent solo and two-person shows include Ezra Tessler and Barb Smith, New Proposals with Páramo at Zsona Maco, Mexico City, 2016; Rafters at Culture Room, Brooklyn, NY, 2014; The Red-Haired Man at Good Weather, North Little Rock, AR, 2013. His recent group shows include Beholder's Share at 315 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016; Everything Real at Hap Gallery, Portland, OR, 2016; Broadcast from Cedarburg, NJ, Bannerette, Brooklyn, 2016; Shades at The Bedfellows' Club, Little Rock, AR, 2016; and Painters NYC, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico, 2016. He has been the recipient of a Jacob Javits Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and a Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship, among other awards.