Cedric Tai, born in Detroit (1985), has an Art Education degree & BFA from Michigan State University (2007), and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art (2013).
Tai is an undisciplinary artist who thinks through sculpture, talking, writing, performance and experimental exhibitions. He makes friends and art between Los Angeles, Detroit, Mexico City and Glasgow.
He hopes that his work tickles, cajoles, and inspires people to consider their fears, limits and individual aspirations with curiosity. He and his artwork have been described as ‘Pathologically Curious’, a lovely, tender way of describing his neuro-divergent ADHD (aka Time-Blindness, aka Intention Deficit Disorder.)
Awards include the 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts, a 2015 Knight Foundation Challenge Grant, and a 2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.
Solo Exhibitions include “Concept Structure Torture Survival Title”, New City Space, Glasgow (2011), “Indirectly Yours”, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow (2013), “We Need More ________!”, Re:View Contemporary (2014), “Amateur Strategies”, UCLA (2016), and “50 Bad Artworks”, Casa Lü, Mexico City (2020).
Los Angeles, CA USA