Link to website: www.timothyhorn.net
Timothy Horn was an art school junkie who studied sculpture at the Victorian College of the Art in Melbourne, and then glass at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Samstag Scholarship brought Tim to the US in 2002, where he completed graduate study at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Tim’s work straddles several disciplines and draws from a broad bank of skills and technique including: blown and cast glass; and working with cast metals. His current “Tree of Heaven” series combines the two distinct sources that have inspired his work this past decade, those being patterns of 17th and 18th-century jewelry, and 19th-century studies of natural forms such as lichen, gorgonian coral and sea weed.
In 2008 the fabled “Amber Room” belonging to Catherine the Great of Russia, considered “the eighth wonder of the world”, inspired a crystallized rock sugar encrusted carriage for Horn’s exhibition Bitter Suite at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Inspired by 19th-century zoologist Ernst Haeckel’s engravings of jellyfish, he began an ongoing series of large works made of transparent rubber, that culminated in his first solo exhibition in New York, Villa Medusa in 2006.
Horn’s work has featured in exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, GoMA in Brisbane, and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Horn has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, LEF New England, the Australia Council and a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award. Residencies include the British Academy in Rome, Yaddo in upstate New York, the Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown and the Lux Art Institute in Southern California.
Timothy Horn is represented by PPOW Gallery in NYC where he will exhibit new work in April 2014.