Born in Kent (United Kingdom) 1982.
Lives and works In Los Angeles (CA)
The flowing, folding, intertwined and twisting forms in Tahnee Lonsdale’s paintings offer a dual narrative of innately personal recollections and universal symbols of tenderness, touch and connection. The loosely formed figures push against the frames of the composition and merge into one another; a knot of brightly coloured limbs and torsos. The permeability of their bodies suggesting sexual encounters; tender, humorous, human.
Tahnee’s current pared back, almost abstract gestural paintings evolved out of her work exploring domesticity and gender roles. Where the figures in her work today are often genderless, amorphous and unconstrained, previously they were characterised by their coded domestic context.
2021 – mine project, hk
2020 – ‘something other than this’, de buck gallery, ny
2020 -‘flowers & knots’, pt.2 gallery, oakland
2019 – ‘tender loin’, dellasposa, london
2019 – ‘tear here’, 00.la, los angeles
2020 – ‘fair’, nada, ochi projects, la
2020 – ‘no time like the present’, public gallery, london
2020 – ‘la: night and day’, the lodge and cura, la
2019 – ‘run straight through’, torrance art museum
2019 – ‘rainy-day canape’, lm gallery, rome
2019 – ‘oneiric landscapes’, 5 car garage, los angeles
2019 – london art fair, dellasposa, london
2018 – dellasposa, london
Intimacy and vulnerability are key themes in my work. I initially thought sex was central to narrative but actually the act of sex isn’t what’s important, it’s intimacy, or the need for it.
I think what’s important about this is the universality of it. I am expressing my experience of being a woman but in fact this is a very human need. This search for connection, physical touch, tenderness.
(Interview by Layla Leiman for ArtMaze Magazine)
PROJECTS WITH US
Rainy-Day-Canapé – Group show (curated)
Tahnee Lonsdale | Stephanie Temma Hier | Tess Williams | Yelena Popova | Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg