Current Exhibition

One of These Black Boys: New Paintings By Tariku Shiferaw

May 19-June 25, 2017
Artist reception: Friday,  May 19, 6-9PM

The Blacker The Berry (Tupac), acrylic on plastic, 10" x 8", 2016

The Blacker The Berry (Tupac), acrylic on plastic, 10" x 8", 2016


Anthony Philip Fine Art is proud to present "One of These Black Boys," an exhibit of seventeen new paintings by Brooklyn-based Tariku Shiferaw.  The Exhibition will be on display from May 19 through June 25 , 2017.

Since attaining his MFA from Parsons in 2015, Tariku Shiferaw has quickly become an important young voice in painting. His work is primarily concerned with the physical and psychological aspects of mark making as a compulsion within the human experience. To Shiferaw, it is important that the paintings act as sign that he was here, in a specific place and time, and that the identity of the artist be as present as the work that he creates. 

The strokes are representative of things wrought from the artist's mind that may remain nameless, but also allow the viewer to establish a new context and meaning for the work. He is also interested in how his work influences the space in which it is experienced.

"One of These Black Boys" is Tariku Shiferaw's first solo New York gallery show and coincides with his inclusion in Occupy Museum's "Debtfair" at the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 6-9pm and will continue during regular business hours through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

For further information please contact the gallery at or at 929.279.1984. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.