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Tristin Lowe
b. 1966, Boston
Lives and works in Philadelphia


1984–86 Parsons School of Design, New York City
1987–90 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston

Awards and Residencies
2012 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship
2011 The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Artist in Residence, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2003-04 Artist in Residence, Girard College, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Louis Fernley Award
1998 Artist in Residence, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Artist in Residence, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1994-95 Pew Fellowship in the Arts (sculpture)
1990-01 Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
1989 Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


Public Collections

US Embassy in Moscow

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

City of Philadlphia Public Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
The West Collection
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper




Wall Street 2 

MADE Fashion week, Milk Studio Group 

The Secrets of a Fire King, Kim Edwards, Book


Solo Shows


Exile Sun, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Folding Deck Chair ,Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA


Mocha Dick, West Collection, Oaks, PA


Under the Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

Under the Influence, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Mocha Dick, Virginia Museum 
of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Voyeur, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Mocha Dick, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Mocha Dick, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Under the Influence, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Mocha Dick in the Invisible World, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Mocha Dick, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia PA

New Work, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tristin Lowe, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

fee fi fo fumFounders Hall, Girard College, Philadelphia, PA

Mad Hatter's Tea PartyRosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

Alice in WeeNew Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

Challenge 4Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

September (Sleepy Hollow)Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Group Shows

No Wave Good Bye, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA


We Pain, Lump, Raleigh, NC 


Larger than Life: Exploring Scale in Contemporay Art, Bedford Gallery Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA 

New Wine New Bottle, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia PA


We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art, Brigham Young Museum of Art, Provo, UT


Seeing is Knowing: The UniverseCarleton College, Northfield, MN
Close At Hand: Philadelphia Artists from the Permanent Collection Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Visual Artists Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Unraveling Tradition, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Heaven on Earth, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA

Castle in Context, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia PA
One Gray Grass in the Ballfield, Vox Populi, Philadelphia PA

Operation RAW, The Ice Box, Philadelphia
a long green hour, Morris Arboretum (University of Pennsylvania), Lure Projects
Very Early Pictures, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
The Alumni of 18011801 N. Howard, Philadelphia, PA

ErasureVox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Material World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Pete and Repeat, D.U.M.B.O. Center for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Cathartic-Disgust-Gestalt, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
The Fabric Workshop and Museum au Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Works on Paper, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania

Death, Death, Death: The Death of Blohard (part 2 of 2), Blohard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
New Voices/ New Visions, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego

Open House, 922 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Fleisher Challenge at Twenty, Philadelphia Museum of Art
20 x 12: A Generation of Challenging Artists, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Objects and Souveniers: Artist's Multiples, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

You talkin' to Me?, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Specimens, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Toys and IncenseLevy Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

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