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Timothy Gaewsky

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Cleveland, OH

Birth year

Lives in
Toledo, Ohio USA

Works in
Toledo, 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 currently working in assemblage, video, and installation. Gaewsky has exhibited both nationally and abroad in group exhibitions at galleries and museums including AC Institute (NYC, NY), The Space (LIC, NY), Punch Gallery (Seattle, WA), Saginaw Art Museum (Saginaw, MI), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH) and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, NL). He is currently working on a solo exhibition opening in January at Launch Pad Cooperative (Toledo, OH). Gaewsky earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art. Gaewsky currently lives and works in Toledo, Ohio.

Artist Statement:

My work explores the relationship between desire and materialism, or more directly the ways in which desire for commodities, fortune, and instant gratification are facilitated through visual stimulation.  My installations and mixed media assemblages draw aesthetic influences from diverse sources such as scratch-off lottery tickets, carnival games, toy packaging designs, pinball machine graphics and 8-bit video games. I'm drawn to the vibrant colors, flat, hard-edge shapes and playful graphical patterns. My aim is to manipulate these elements to entice a visceral response from the viewer; to lure them in by their deluded desires for instant gratification; but the work also disillusions the viewer. It interrupts their desires, causing them to consider the meaning of their impulses at the moment that it frustrates them.



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

Upcoming Exhibition

Timothy Gaewsky: Chasing Rainbows

Solo exhibition at Launch Pad Cooperative, an artist-run contemporary art space in Toledo, OH.

January 11, 2013 - February 8, 2013

Solo Exhibitions

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

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


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

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

Recent Exhibits

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Exhibited with these artists
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Veronica Bruce Steven Vasquez Lopez
Susan Meyer
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Aqua Art Miami
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