Shaan Syed graduated in 2006 from Goldsmiths College (London UK). He has held solo exhibitions at Ana Cristea Gallery, New York; Birch Libralato, Toronto; Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin and PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg. Group exhibitions include Jerwood Space, London; Bloomberg Space, London; La Salles de Bains, Lyon; S1 Artspace, Sheffield UK; and Mercer Union, Toronto. Syed is a recent recipient of The Elephant Trust Grant (UK) and The Pollock Krasner Foundation grant for painters (USA). His work can be found in collections including the Doris McCarthy Gallery (University of Toronto), Helabank (Berlin), Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto), Saatchi Collection (London), TD Canada Trust (Toronto), UBS Art Collection (London), and the University of London UK. He will be included in the upcoming Thames and Hudson publication, 100 Painters of Tomorrow due for publishing Fall 2014. Shaan Syed is represented by Birch Contemporary (Toronto) and Galerie Michael Janssen (Berlin).