Tim Nikiforuk, M.F.A.


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

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.

Solo Exhibitions

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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