Taliah Lempert is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Lempert’s work combines the two things that she is most passionate about, painting and cycling.
Since 1996, cycling has been the primary mode of transportation for Lempert. She raced at the Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY from 1999-2007 and won the state championship in 2000 for the Women’s Matched Sprint. For more than fifteen years Lempert has been painting bicycles from observation in her studio, often borrowing bikes from friends, colleagues or for a commission for weeks at a time. She has painted notable cyclists over the years including Connie Carpenter’s 1984 Olympic win road bike, Jaquie Phelan’s Championship winning Cunningham, Andy Hampsten’s 1988 Giro winning Land Shark and Greg LeMond’s 1990 Tour de France winning LeMond road bike. Lempert’s work has been exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces all over the U.S. as well as Tokyo, Paris and London. . Over the years she has worked with such clients as The Museum of Modern Art Design Store, Magma, Moss, Paul Smith, Velo Vino, Blue Stockings, Terry Bicycles, Steward & Stand and Taking the Lane.