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Tim Nikiforuk
Arts & Sciences
Art & Design
Gate House

    Artist Statement

    Currently my work is focused on the exploration of the real. I create paintings that reference only themselves and their intrinsic value rather than any metaphor, image or existing object.  As the maker I determine a paintings material qualities based on my own insight, experiences and taste. The audience is then free to interpret the meaning and significance of my work through the lens of their own sensibilities, understanding and desires.

    In pushing the boundaries of painting as a “thing in the world”, I incorporate the use of a variety of non-traditional media and support surfaces.  Silicon, gels, experimental pigments and additives are all part of the ingredients I employ to bring my work to fruition. 




    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT - MFA, 2001
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada - BFA, 1999


    Anomalies and other Oddities. Artspace – New Haven, CT, 2008
    Anomaly. Quinebaug Valley Community College – Danielson, CT, 2007
    Tomfoolery . Norwalk Community College Art Gallery – Norwalk, CT, 2006
    Preservation . Devo Gallery – Calgary, Canada, 1999


    Paradigm Shift (Curated by Fritz Horstman), Artspace - New Haven, CT, 2014
    Slight of Hand (Curated by Laura Marsh), Seton Gallery: University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, 2014
    Shiny Pop. Artspace - New Haven, CT, 2012
    Micro - Macro. Margaret L. MacDonough Art Gallery: Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, 2012
    Tim Nikiforuk & Blinn Jacobs. Gallery 195 - New Haven, CT, 2012
    Construction Sights. Artspace - New Haven, CT, 2011
    Scrawl (Curated by Martha Lewis), Artspace – New Haven, CT, 2011
    ConnCentric. Artspace – New Haven, CT, 2008
    Focus New Haven. Paper New England – Hartford, CT, 2008
    Real pARTY Fundraising Exhibition. Real Art Ways – Hartford, CT, 2006
    Faculty Exhibition. Quinebaug Valley Community College Gallery of Art – Danielson, CT, 2005
    A Drawing Show (Curated by Susan Hardesty). Norwalk Community College Art Gallery – Norwalk, CT, 2004
    Prescient Then and Now: The Resonance of Support/Surface (Curated by Saul Ostrow). Dorsky Gallery - Long Island City / Queens, NY, 2002
    A History of Being Here (MFA Thesis Exhibition). William Benton Museum of Art –Storrs, CT, 2001
    CAA - MFA Exhibition. Hunter College, New York, NY, 2000