Tibi Tibi Neuspiel


Mining the banal for the prophetic and haunting, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel references tangible understandings of the natural world and elements culled from popular culture. Neuspiel’s practice covers a diverse range of media including both traditional and digital techniques, and also includes collaborations with various artists. In 2011, Neuspiel partnered with artist Geoffrey Pugen, creating the highly acclaimed Nuit Blanche performance The Tie-break. More recently, Neuspiel and Pugen produced Hurdles, commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Neuspiel has exhibited his work at institutions and art fairs throughout North America, Europe, and Japan, including at the AGO, MOMA PS1, Art Basel, and Tokyo Wonder Site. He was recently awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, the Mudge Massey Travelling Award, and the Haydn Davies Memorial Award. Beginning fall 2013, Tibi will be an MFA candidate at NYU.

Neuspiel has exhibited with Narwhal in The Dazzle (Oct 2010) and solo exhibition The Confident Lesbian (Apr 2012). He has also particpated in Art Basel Miami (2009-2011) and Pulse NYC (May 2012)

Selected Artwork

The works shown are representative of the artist and may not be available. Please contact the gallery for available pieces.

Apologies on Archival Paper

Oil paint and urethane on Bravur, 23" diameter 2013

Hand-Blown Glass Beads on Holiday

Oil paint and urethane on Ståve, 27.5” x 27.5” 2013

Oil on Canvas

Oil paint and urethane on Hëmma, 16” tall 2013

Permanent Marker on the Last Day of Summer

Oil paint, urethane on Fräck, 7” x variable width 2013

The Cat’s Meow on Your Tickled Fancy

Oil paint and urethane on Ståve, 27.5” x 27.5” 2013

Conté and Guilt-Trip on Step Son

Oil paint and urethane on Fräck
7” x variable width 2013

Licorice Bracelet (red)

Oil paint and urethane. Ltd Ed.
Variable size 2013

Dorito Pin

Oil paint and urethane. Ltd Ed.
Approx 2.5" 2013

Shrimp Necklace

Oil paint and urethane. Ltd Ed.
Approx 2.5" 2013

Infinite Shrimp Ring II

Oil paint, bees wax, rare earth magnets.
21 x 12 x 2”. 2012.

Waxing Gibbous

Waxm pigment.
36 x 36 x 4''. 2012.

Fuck Your Couch

Archival print.
44 x 70''. 2012.

Two Words

6 x 31''. 2012.

Terror is Hiding

Printed vinyl.
23 x 36”. 2012.


Mixed media.
6 x 8 x 2''. 2012.

The Tie Break

Performance piece done in collaboration with Geoffrey Pugen as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. 2011.

Assassination Sandwiches (Lincoln)

Oil paint, bees wax.
4 x 5 x 1.5''. 2009.