I was born in Texas, 1953. I received my MFA degree from the University of Arizona in 1981. Since then I have been a professor of printmaking and drawing at Connecticut College in New London, residing on the Connecticut shoreline where I maintain a studio and residence.


Over the years, my art has concentrated on several mediums. The last twenty years my concentration has primarily been in encaustic medium with work also being done in oils, distemper, intaglio etching and cyanotype; producing paintings, prints and works on paper. 


My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with representation here in the U.S. and Canada. Collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art Print and Drawing collection, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The New Mexico Museum of Art, the Tucson Museum of Art, Fidelity Investments, J.P. Morgan, A. G. Rosen Collection, The Benziger Family Winery Collection and others. 


You are welcome to look through the portfolios. You can find my contact information on the opening page of this site. My resumé is listed below.

TIMOTHY MCDOWELL

Contact Information

39 Reyquinn St., New London, CT 06320, email: tjmcdowell@mac.com 


Education

B.F.A. Degree, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas

M.F.A. Degree, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 


Employment

1981-present, Professor of Studio Art, Connecticut College, New London, CT Web Site

http://www.timothymcdowellartist.com


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
Notes on a Natural Quandary, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010
Kingdom Come, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
Metaphysics of Landscape, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Maine

The Elegant Puzzle: New Works on the Theme of Nature, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada

2008
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2006
The Nature of Elegy, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
Waxed Paper, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sorting Stratum, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Struck Planes and Bounded Spaces, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

2004
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada

2003
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Persistence of Botany, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2002
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, Italy

Residuum, 2nd in a series of three exhibits curated by Victoria Jutras Kniering, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2000
George Hemphill Fine Arts Washington, D.C.
Not Beauty As Beauty, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1998
Liquid/Solid: New Works, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR

Towards Arcadia, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 

1996

Fragments, Timothy McDowell, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1994

Large Works on Paper, Timothy McDowell, Concourse Gallery, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1992
Wildcat Exhibition, Prints and Paintings, Muranushi/Lederman Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

Marcia Wood Gallery Presents 3:  Javens, Loehle, McDowell at Site 109, New York, NY

Print Spiral: Tia Blassingame, Nancy Friese, Timothy McDowell and Younmi Nam, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Storrs, CT

Organic to Geometric- Investigations in Structure and Surface.Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Transmissions: Teaching & Learning in the Studio, New works by the faculty of the Connecticut College Art Department, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

2014

Heated Exchange - Contemporary Encaustic, curated by Reni Gower, traveling Group Exhibition, 2nd venue, Sarasota Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

Summer Studio Salon, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

3rd Annual Connecticut Printmakers Invitational, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Storrs, CT

New works on Paper, Whodunit, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2012

Heated Exchange - Contemporary Encaustic, curated by Reni Gower, traveling Group Exhibition, first venue, Upstairs Artspace Non-profit Gallery, Tryon, NC

Primordial Soup Print Portfolio, Group Print Exhibition, Terri Dilling, Curator, Funded by the Center for Chemical Evolution and NASA, exhibited at the Southern Print Council Annual Conference in NewOrleans, LA and the Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011

Living in the Woods, A History of Nature, Group Exhibition with Robert McCauley, Tom Judd and Bob Nugent, curated by Bob Nugent for Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Pull, Print Portfolio Exhibition of editions by Kim Ano, Kate Javins, Joanne Mattera, Timothy McDowell, Don Pollock and Kathryn Taylor, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Sole Mates, Group Museum Exhibition, curated by Joseph Traugott, Sante Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009

Second Nature, Group Exhibition with Lauren Gohara, Amy Talluto, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2008

This Is My Nature, with Gabe Brown, Sandy Litchfield, Jackie Tileston and Laura Sharp Wilson, curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian, Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY

Back to The Garden, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY 

This Just In, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta GA

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustics, Traveling Group Exhibition, 2nd venue: UTSA Galleries, the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustics, Traveling Group Exhibition, 3rd venue: McKinney Avenue Contemporary Galleries, in conjunction with CAA annual meeting in Dallas, TX

2007
Luxe, Calme et Volupte, Group Exhibition, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Waxing Eloquent, Group Exhibition, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's Newfoundland

2006

The Surface, Hayes-George Gallery, Charlotte, NC

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustics, Traveling Group Exhibition, 1st venue: Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN

Timothy McDowell, New Paintings, with Christine Hagedorn, New Sculptures, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2005
Visiting Artist, Oklahoma Commission on the Arts, Quartz Mountain Residency
Sunscreen, Summer Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2004
The Gallery at F&M Hand Made Paints, Kingston, NY Retrospective/Prospective, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

2003
Encaustic Now, 2nd Biennial Group Exhibition, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Compassionate Garden, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Waxing Rhapsodic, Timothy McDowell, Kim Cridler, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

New Faces, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2002

Enkaustikos, Wax As A Contemporary Medium, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta,GA

Lush Life, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Hot Wax, curated by Joanne Mattera, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT

2001

Neobotanica, George Kinghorn, curator, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL

Underfoot, Traveling Group Exhibition, funded and sponsored by the American Consulate, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Italianate, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Encaustic Now, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Fortessa del Basso, Firenze, Italy

2000

Different Worlds of Printmaking, The Jorgensen Auditorium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storres, CT

1999

Holland Tunnel , Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions and Gifts, William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, Storres CT

Benziger Winery Collection Exhibition, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
Sleight of Hand, Exhibition of Woodcuts, Varick Street Gallery, New York, NY. Sleight of Hand, Exhibition of Woodcuts, Dutch Tide Project, Utrecht, Netherlands

1998
485.73482 Cycles Per/Sec, Mary Jones and Timothy McDowell, 76 Varick, New York, NY

Realigned/Recharged, Holly Hughes, Pam Longobardi, Timothy McDowell, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Tribute, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 

1997

Printmaking: Imagery and Process, John Slade Ely House Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

A Thought Intercepted, a National Survey of Drawings, California Museum of Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA

Small, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Looking Good, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Elusive Nature, Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ 

1996

5th Cuenca Bienal of Painting, Cuenca, Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. USA Curator/ Commissioner: David Rubin, Phoenix Art Museum, funding provided by the U.S.I.A.

Gallery Affiliations

Marcia Wood Gallery Atlanta,
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Canada Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery San Francisco, CA Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN


Collections and Public Installations

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Prints and Drawings Collection, New York, NY The University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, Iowa
The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
The William Benton Museum of Art, Storres, CT
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
Southern Connecticut State University
ABN-AMRO Securities, New York, NY
Aetna Life Insurance Corporation, Hartford, CT
Anderson Consulting, Palo Alto, CA
Bank of America, Boston, MA

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
J.P. Morgan, New York, NY
Dow Jones, New York, NY
Sol LeWitt collection, Chester, CT
Benziger Family Winery Collection, Sonoma, CA Connecticut Print Competition Collection, Old Lyme, CT A.G. Rosen collection, New York, NY

Dan Leach collection, Tucson AZ
The Biltmore Bank of Arizona Collection of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ Children’s Memorial Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Nordstroms, Seattle, WA
Valley National Bank, Tucson, AZ
Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Sarasota, FL
Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
The Muse Hotel, NY, NY
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco, CA
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA


Articles and Reviews

Communication Arts, Volume 32, Number 2, May/June 1990, article by Sally Lehrman, p. 83

The Hartford Courant, Sunday, June 14, 1991, review by Jude Schwendenwien, p. 24

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1992, review by William Zimmer, p. 22CN

Folha De Sao Paulo, Sexta-Feira, February 10, 1995, André Milan exibe miniaturas americanos, review by Katia Canton, p. 1, 

Arts The Hartford Courant, Wednesday, December 6, 1995, review by Deborah Hornblow, p. 11

Winston-Salem Journal, Sunday, March 3, 1996, review by Tom Patterson, p. E4

New Haven Register, Sunday, November 2, 1997, “Ely House printmaking show celebrates differences”, by Judy Birke, p.G-2

Hoy de Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, February 19, 1997, “Naturaleza Esquiva” en Quito,

Muestra Estadounidense de la Bienal de Cuenca se inaugura manana, p. 5B

Arts and Antiques Magazine, January 1998, review by Andrew Young, p.30

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 12, 2001, Waxing Eloquent review by Catherine Fox, pQ8 Visual Arts

The Times Union, Jacksonville, Florida, Friday, November 9, 2001, review of Neobotanica, Flora by Four Contemporary Artists at Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art by Ivette M. Lee, p15 Arts

Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Georgia, 12 December 2002, Wax and Wane, review of solo exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery by Felicia Feaster

The Art of Encaustic Painting by Joanne Mattera, 2001 Watson Guptil Publications, New York, NY

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta GA, May 8, 2005, p.13, Visual Arts review by Jerry Cullum of solo exhibition at Marcia Wood Gallery.

Imagery Art for Wine by Bob Nugent with Donald Kusbit, 2006 Wine Appreciation Guild Publishers, San Francisco, CA

The New York Times, Friday, June 8, 2007, review by D. Dominick Lombardi of “Unbound: Selected Artists at the Gallery of R&F, 506 Broadway, Kingston, NY

The Brooklyn Rail, July, 2008, review of Back to the Garden, at Metaphor Contemporary, by James Kalm, Brooklyn Dispatche: Cool Island and Garden of Chill.

Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide to Creating Fine Art With Wax, by Lissa Rankin, 2010 by Watson Guptil, New York, NY

Brooklyn Paint Second Nature, February 4, 2009, review by James Kalm video on YouTube.

The Huffington Post, May 24, 2011, review by Peter Frank of group exhibition Living in The Woods, a History of Nature. Fresh Paint, Culver City, Ca

Encaustics by Ashley Rooney, forward by Kim Bernard, Schiffer Publishers, PA.

tjmcdowell@mac.com
P.O. Box 325 West Mystic CT 06388
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