Tape Art is an evolving group of public artists who create large-scale temporary drawings and installations out of low-adhesive tape. Founded in Providence, Rhode Island in 1989, they are cited as the world's first tape artists.

All of their artwork is intentionally temporary. Regardless of how much time it takes to create, every mural is removed within 24 hours of its completion. Over the last 33 years, Tape Art has created over 500 large murals (approx. 40ft x 40ft or larger) and thousands of smaller drawings on walls around the globe. Tape Art's extensive teaching practice has resulted in the introduction of tape drawing to over 50,000 first-time users in a wide range of institutions, including: schools, community centers, elderly homes, hospitals, psych wards, and prisons.

Please credit all photographs of artwork to Tape Art

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Favorite Museum Commissions:

2017-2019     Citadelle Museum of Art, Canadian, TX — mural and satellite residency (View Project PDF)(View Project PDF)

2019                John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA (View Project PDF)

2017                Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN — mural and satellite residency for centennial (View Project PDF)

2014                Albright-Knox Contemporary Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY — inaugural project for AK's Public Art Initiative (View Project PDF)

2010                Aldridge Museum of Art, Ridgefield, CT — satellite residency

1995-2014     Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA —  annual public mural (View Project PDF)

1998                Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA —  52,000 sq ft mural for WAM's centennial

2000, 2007    Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2002, 2003, 2004, 2008      The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA

1998                The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA

1998                The RISD Museum, Providence, RI

1996                CBGB Gallery, New York City, NY — Twisted Art Show

1995                Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, IA

Favorite Festival Exhibitions:

2022                Tape Art Convention, Berlin, Germany

2019                Summer Nostos Festival, Athens, Greece — mega mural and 1,000-person collaborative drawing

2015                PVD Fest, Providence, RI

2015                ArtPrize 7, Grand Rapids, MI — featured in award-winning documentary More Art Upstairs

2010                Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, MI

2005                OK Arts Fesical, Oklahoma City, OK

2002                Springfield Arts Festival, Springfield, MA

1998                Mayfair Arts Festival, Allentown, PA

1997                Trails West Festival, Saint Joseph, MO

1994, 1995    Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ

Favorite Residencies:

2018-2020    WTAMU, Canyon, TX — 3 month-long mural residencies collaborating with hundreds of students

2017                Community Art Residency, Memphis, TN — partnership with the Brooks Museum of Art, museum donors, and local organizations (View Project PDF)

1997-2022     Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI — 1000 weekly drawings in patient rooms, waiting rooms, and hallways

1998-2022    Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI — ongoing collaborative workshops with child and teen psychiatric patients

2013                Cattle Depot Artist Village Residency, Hong Kong, China — partnership with Art Together

2012                Residency at the American University in Athens, Greece

2009                Greensboro Residency, Greensboro, NC — partnership with Greensboro Art Museum and Elsewhere Museum

2005                Week of Hope, Oklahoma City, OK

1997                The Contemporary Resort at Disney, Orlando, FL

Favorite Grants & Awards:

2019                Creative County Initiative Grant, West Newbury, MA (View Project PDF)

2008                4X4 Hong Kong International Artist Workshop, Residency Grant, Hong Kong, China

2004                Chashama Gallery Space Award, New York, NY

2004                Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship

1995                Manco Innovation in the Arts Award, Sponsor of National Tape Art Tour

Favorite Projects with Non-Profit Partners:

2015, 2017    Oishei Foundation — collaborative workshops run with Oishei Leaders (heads of local non-profits) (View Project PDF)

2017                Houston Arts Alliance — public murals and workshops in the wake of Hurricane Harvey (View Poject PDF)

2015                Providence Planning Department — 16 pop-up installations throughout the city

2015                Worcester Preservation Society — commissioned mural in 1/4-mile long tunnel for Underground Ball Gala

2014                New York Aquarium — community engagement mural celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the first deep ocean dives (View Project PDF)

2010                Providence Art Culture and Tourism — community engagement mural in downtown ice rink for the 375th anniversary of Roger Williams

2002                The Whitney Museum, New York, NY — collaborative Tape Art with 100 families

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