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It was while I was completing my undergraduate degree in biology that I realized my love for the discipline was more aesthetic than genuinely scientific. So I changed my focus and got undergraduate and graduate degrees in printmaking. I later began painting seriously for want of a press; acrylic is currently my medium of choice. In order to surround myself with strangeness of life, I have been collecting and growing succulents and other desert plants which, in turn, attract all kinds of birds and insects. My mid-city yard has become a hotbed of pollution, predation, regeneration and sexual display (mostly invertebrate)

The look of this work owes a lot to my fondness for earlier styles of depicting animals, particularly the copperplate engravings that illustrated Buffon’s Natural History (begun in 1766) as well as Victorian animal portraiture and old scientific illustration. I have tried to present similarly earnest, but basically inaccurate, renderings of animals by using humor, irony and surrealistic sensibility that is not available to the scientist. What I want most is to impart to the viewer a sense of wonder and strangeness that nature photography and video, in spite of their inherent capacity for precision, cannot.


Timothy Chapman Résumé / Selected Exhibitions

20 West Colter Street/ Phoenix, AZ 85013 (H) 602.230.7687 (M) 602.882.7102


1987 MFA, Printmaking. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL
1984 BFA, Printmaking. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ
1979 AB, Biology. Occidental College. LosAngeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. Santa Fe, NM (with Jared Gillett) Click for article
2007 “The Best of Modified,” Modified ArtSpace. Phoenix, AZ
2004 “The Peacable Kingdom,” Herberger Theater. Phoenix, AZ
2003 “The BBC Show,” Wilde Meyer Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ
“Critters,” Grand Canyon University. Phoenix, AZ
2001 Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea. Florence, Italy
“Arizona A to Z,” Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix, AZ
“Collector’s Choice,” Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, AZ
2000 “4th Annual National All-Media Competition,” Ridge Art Association. Winter Haven, FL
“In the Garden,” Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Phoenix, AZ
1999 Three artist exhibition, Modified ArtSpace. Phoenix, AZ.
“8th Annual Scene/Unseen,” Eastern New Mexico University. Portales, NM. (3rd Place Award, William T. Wiley, juror)
“Gateway Regional Juried Art Show,” Gateway Museum. Farmington, NM.(Honorable Mention)
“’99 Cups,” Galeria Mesa. Mesa, AZ. (Juror’s Award)
“La Phoeniquera XIX,” MARS Artspace. (Juror’s Merit Award)
1998 “Another Arizona,” Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, AZ
1997 “Arizona Biennial,” Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ
1995 Sixth Biennial Seven State Juried Exhibition. Dinnerware Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. Tucson, AZ
“Animal, Vegetable, Mineral,” Phoenix Visual Arts Center. Phoenix, AZ

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 JRB Art at the Elms. Oklahoma a City, OK
2009 Button-Petter Gallery. Douglas, MI
2009 Visions West Gallery. Denver, CO
2009 Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. Santa Fe, NM
2008 “Undiscovered Species,” Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art.
2007 “Timothy Chapman: Recent Work,” Central Arizona College. Coolidge, AZ
2000 “Lusus Naturae: Paintings by Timothy Chapman,” Nicolaysen Art Museum. Casper, WY
1998 “Timothy Chapman: New Paintings,” Norman’s Arizona. Phoenix, AZ


Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Phoenix, AZ
U.S. State Department, “Art in Embassies Program”, Tunisia (loan) and Myanmar (permanent collection)
2001 4* Premio Lorenzo il Magnifico. Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea. Florence, Italy
2000 Arizona Commission on the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship in Two-dimensional Media
1999 First Place: “Black & White or One Color Illustration (Any Publication),” Arizona Press Club
1998 Arizona Artists’ Materials Fund Grant. Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum

Speaking Engagements

2006 “Timothy Chapman.” Phoenix Central Library First Mondays Artist Lecture Series, Phoenix, AZ. October 2
2009 “Timothy Chapman and Jared Gillett: Wit and Whimsy,” American Art Collector. October.
2009 “Profiles: Timothy Chapman,” The Arcadian Journal. June/July.
2008 “A New Natural History,” Southwest Art, April.
2001 “Emerging Artists: A Salute to 17 of Arizona’s Rising Stars,” Phoenix Home & Garden, March 2001
2000 “The Ones to Watch” (story), Get Out. January 20
1999 “Timothy Chapman” (review), Get Out. December 2
1998 New American Paintings, book 18


2006 Poetry Northwest Magazine, Fall 2006/Winter 2007. Cover illustration
Arizona Cancer Center. Theme painting for annual fundraiser/public relations


Wilde Meyer Gallery. 4142 N. Marshall Way. Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Visions West Gallery. 34 West Main Street. Bozeman, MT, 59715
Giacobbe-Fritz Gallery. 702 Canyon Road. Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Button Gallery.161 Blue Star Memorial Hwy. Douglas, MI, 49406
JRB Art Gallery. 2810 North Walker, Oklahoma City, OK,73103
Paderewski Fine Art. 158 Plaza. Beaver Creek, CO. 81620