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Timothy Gaewsky

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Cleveland, OH

Birth year

Lives in
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Works in
Cleveland, Ohio USA


Vermont College of Fine Art, 2006, MFA
Cleveland Institute of Art, 2001, BFA

sculpture, video-art, installation, pop, mixed-media



Timothy Gaewsky is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works in painting, assemblage, and installation. Gaewsky earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art. His hard-edge, graphical, and witty paintings and installations draw on aesthetic influences from diverse sources, such as carnival games, toy packaging designs, pinball machine graphics, 8-bit video games, and more. His creative aim is to manipulate these elements in order to entice a visceral response from the viewer. Gaewsky has exhibited both nationally and abroad in group exhibitions at galleries and museums, as well as individually. Recently, Gaewsky was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award grant for FY2015. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.




2006 MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
2001 BFA in Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2015 In Living Color, Gifts of Art Gallery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

2013 Chasing Rainbows, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH

2011 Caught in a Daydream of Impulse and Disillusion, Library House Gallery, Grand Rapids, OH
2010 Timothy Gaewsky: Little Drop of Poison, Northend Studios, Detroit, MI
2006 Celebrity Makeovers, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI
2006 The Booth of Contingent Jeopardy and Hedonistic Delight, Motor City Brewing, Detroit, MI
2005 Timothy Gaewsky: New Work, newsense gallery, Lakewood, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Creative Natives, Gallery 333, Toledo, OH
2015 Wish List, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, Curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro
2015 Wish List, Gallery Project, Toledo, OH, Curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro
2015 Art Now: Painting 2015, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Juried by Peter Williams  
2014 95th TAA, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, Curated by Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook  
2014 New American Color, Toledo, OH, Curated by Jefferson Nelson  
2014 Wandering: Inside the Artist's Mind, Secor Gallery, Toledo, OH, Curated by Colleen Seambos
2013 1st Annual Experimental Video Festival, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH
2013 ARText, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH
2013 CIRCUS, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI. Curated by Erin Garber-Pearson & Joe Levickas

2012 AQUA Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair, ArtSlant, Miami Beach, FL

2012 Toledo is Eggcellent, The Hudson Disco-Tek, Albany, NY
2012 Prologue, Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH
2012 Neighborhood Watch: A Projection Walk, Film screening in the Old West End, Toledo, OH
2012 Timothy Gaewsky & Casey Jex Smith, Art Supply Depo, Toledo, OH
2011 Money, Time & Imagination, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2011 93rd TAA, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. Juried by Brian Kennedy and Amy Gilman
2010 International Experimental Film Festival, Northend Studios, Detroit, MI. Curated by Ashley Cook
2010 Imaging the Apple, AC Institute [Direct Chapel], New York, NY. Curated by John Neeson and Elizabeth Gower
2010 On Snow, BS Gallery, Iowa City, IA. Curated by Caleb Engstrom
2009 You Become Your Thoughts, Punch Gallery, Seattle WA. Curated by Marisa C. Sanchez
2009 91st TAA, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH. Juried by Jessica Flores
2009 The Soap Factory's Ten Second Film Festival, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2009 The Sound of It, Garage Gallery, San Diego, CA
2008 Swallow It Whole, The Space, Long Island City, NY
2008 Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI. Curated by Andres Serrano
2008 They Practice What they Teach, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
2008 Rubberneckers, A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem, Oregon
2007 8 Days in June, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Detroit, MI
2006 Brighton International Film Festival, Brighton, MI
2005 Eat Sugar Spend Money, newsense gallery, Lakewood, OH
2005 INTRINSIC, B. K. Smith Gallery at Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
2002 Timothy Gaewsky & Shane Carrico, ROY G. BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH


2015 Individual Excellence Award grant, Ohio Arts Council  

2012 Honorable Mention, ArtSlant Prize 2012, ArtSlant
2011 UT Art Department Award, 93rd TAA Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art
2009 First Place, 91st TAA Exhibition, Toledo, Museum of Art
2005 G. Roy Levin/Jessica Lutz Merit Prize, Vermont College of Fine Arts
2001 Mary C. Page Memorial Scholarship for International Travel, Cleveland Institute of Art

Artist Talks

2015 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

2012 Launch Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH
2006 College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI



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Veronica Bruce Steven Vasquez Lopez
Susan Meyer
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