Trish Tillman

Vestige, 2018

Vinyl, fabric, wood, horsehair, hardware

70h x 62w x 2d in | 177.80h x 157.48w x 5.08d cm

Trish Tillman

One Last Drink, 2018

Vinyl, hardware, fabric, wood, foam

57h x 47w x 8.50d in | 144.78h x 119.38w x 21.59d cm

Trish Tillman

Spare Room, 2018

Vinyl, fabric, hardware, wood, foam

56h x 28w x 3d in | 142.24h x 71.12w x 7.62d cm

Trish Tillman

Double Fox Hole, 2018

Screen printed denim, tassels, hardware, wood, foam

69h x 48w x 18d in | 175.26h x 121.92w x 45.72d cm


Trish Tillman

Recurring Nova, 2017

Vinyl, fabric, wood, chrome exhaust pipe, horse hair 

52" x 25.5" x 6" | 132 x 65 x 15 cm

Trish Tillman

In Aspect, 2017

Vinyl, leather, wood, chrome fittings, chain

42" x 18" x 2" | 106.5 x 46 x 5 cm

Trish Tillman

Scintillator, 2017

Vinyl, suede, leather, wood, rope, metal fittings, chain

50” x 30” x 2” | 127 x 76 x 5 cm

Afterschool Locker, 2017

Hand-printed vinyl, wood, metal, horsehair, resin, tacks

66” x 37” x 6” | 168 x 94 x 15 cm

Basement Theater, 2017

Vinyl, suede, wood, metal, rope

71” x 30” x 1.5” | 180 x 76 x 4 cm

Housekeeping, 2017

Vinyl, suede, wood, metal, zipper

44” x 15” x 4.5” | 112 x 40 x 11 cm

First Class Quick Fix

First Class Quick Fix, 2017

Vinyl, cotton, metal, plastic

25” x 26” x 21” | 63 x 66 x 53 cm

Good Morning Farewell

Good Morning Farewell, 2017

Leather, vinyl, wood, resin

31” x 36” x 5” | 79 × 91.5 × 13 cm

Midnight Caper

Midnight Caper, 2017

Leather, horsehair, vinyl, tweed, metal

51” x 33” x 33” | 129.5 x 84 x 48 cm

Holiday Street Fair, 2017

Leather, vinyl, wood, beads, metal

58” x 33” x 2” | 147 × 84 × 5.1 cm

Traveler, 2016
Vinyl, wood, chrome exhaust pipe, embellishments
50” x 16” x 4”

Way In, 2016

Leather, vinyl, wood, metal, clasp, tacks

42” x 34” x 1.5” | 107 x 86 x 4 cm

Stage Diver

Stage Diver, 2017

Vinyl, rope, wood, metal

54” x 10” x 6” | 137 x 25 x 15 cm

Waves and Tides, 2016

32” x 37” x 1”

Vinyl, wood, embellishments

On Standby, 2016

Vinyl, wood, resin, acrylic, embellishments

19” x 8” x 3”


Tease, 2015

Plastic fitting, horse hair, aluminum, chain, pleather

57” x 12” x 3”


Trish Tillman juxtaposes diverse materials to evoke domestic ritual, fetish, and a modern tendency towards private totemic monuments. Industrial components fused with uncanny decorative elements like hair, leather, rope and chains become unsettling talismans, transcending function to reflect material fetishism and idiosyncratic cultural references. Fabrics and cheap jewelry gain gravitas through minimal elegant compositions, while plumbing fixtures or bicycle racks are rendered unrecognizable. Tillman's sly echo of Minimalist sculptures mixes with Pop material and a Postmodern rejection of strict binaries of high/low, made/bought, and transformed/unadulterated.

Trish Tillman was born in Chicago and lives and works in New York. She received an MFA from School of Visual Arts and a BFA from James Madison University. Tillman has had exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA, Hilde, CA, TSA Philadelphia, PA, CYDONIA, TX; Real Tinsel, WI, Fireside Projects, NY, Present Company, NY, Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, Regina Rex, NY, Emerson Dorsch, FL, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, and Elephant Art Space, CA, among others. Press includes Artforum, The Observer, Art F City, Art Spiel, and R Home Magazine. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant, and residencies at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA, Kala Chaupal Festival, Diggi Palace, Jaipur, India, and the Fountainhead Residency, FL.