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Tewz1 is a visual artist & multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, ILL.

He was a contestant on season 2 of Bravo TV’s – Work of Art; The Next Great Artist. He has created & exhibited artwork for 11 Spring St., Burger King, Adidas, Juxtapoz, Lollapalooza, & North Coast Music Festival.

Tewz played clarinet from ages 8-14. His father played in the hard rock band Battle Axe.
Tewz studied visual communications, printmaking, film, & holography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tewz is an all hardware producer using a variety of electronics including the MPC2000, Yamaha VSS-30, MOOG Minitaur, KORG EX800, answering machine tape loops, Akai S20 w/ MIDI Clock Mod, diy delay circuits, cassettes, police scanners, electrified kalimba, Drumfire DF500, Simmons SDS8, Roland SH32, Farfisa FAST 4, and Otari MX 5050 MkIII.

Tewz self released a die-cut picture vinyl titled Helix in 2012.
In 2013 he released two 7″ records on Heardrums (Michigan) & Luana (Berne, Switzerland).

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Education
2010 BFA, Visual Communications/Print Media, (SAIC) School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 Akademie Výtvarných Umění (AVU), Prague, Czech Republic

Exhibitions
2013 Chicago Reader Living Gallery, North Coast Music Festival, Chicago
2013 Has Beens & Wannabees, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
2012 Juxtapoz X Hater Graffiti Brunch, SXSW, Austin
2012 Festival Kosmopolite, Bagnolet, Paris
2012 Chicago Reader Living Gallery, North Coast Music Festival, Chicago
2011 Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Bravo TV, New York
2011 Meeting Of Styles, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago
2011 Chicago Reader Living Gallery, North Coast Music Festival, Chicago
2011 Text & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago
2011 Home Movie Screenings, Dorchester Project, Chicago
2011 Yo Soy Aire, Hot Pop Gallery, Milwaukee
2011 Chicago Street Art Show, Urban Art Society, Chicago
2010 Chicago Reader Gallery, North Coast Music Festival, Chicago
2010 54 B Stole Christmas, 54 B Gallery, Chicago
2010 MonsterBox Art Show, 54 B Gallery, Chicago
2009 Going Postal’s Revenge, Maya Essence, Chicago
2009 Raven Black – A Kwanzaa Tale, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago
2008 Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR), Whitney Biennial, New York
2008 Department (Store), Sullivan Galleries. Chicago
2008 Who Art Thou, Lollapalooza, Chicago
2008 Veni Vidi Vici, Juxtapoz x Club Six, San Francisco
2008 Keys Open Doors, South Union Arts, Chicago
2008 Hello My Name is Chicago, The Country Club, Chicago
2008 Wax Burner, A. Okay Gallery, Chicago
2007 They’re Hatin’, We’re Rollin’, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
2007 Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament, Jury Prize, Chicago
2007 Art Ate New York, The 40 Thompson St. Gallery, New York
2007 Re:Mission, Think Space, Los Angeles
2006 Improvised Identity, Dulcenea, Chicago
2006 Fall Arts Festival, Around the Coyote, Chicago
2005 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, ArtIsTroy Gallery, Chicago

Awards
2010 Mary Koga Award, Japan America Society of Chicago
2007 Presidential Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 SAIC Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Collections
Joan Flasch Artist’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL